Part of the Olympic Games since Seoul table tennis is the most popular racket sport in the world. Devilish spin and incredible reflexes make it a spellbinding spectacle. Men and women compete individually and in teams.
Joao Monteiro and Tiago Apolonia of Portugal celebrate during Men's Team Table Tennis first round match against team of Great Britain on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Xu Xin of China is seen during the Table Tennis Men's Team Quarterfinal Match between China and Great Britain on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
China maintains its third place spot behind the United States and Great Britain on the medal table on the eleventh day of the Rio Games after winning five medals: two gold, one silver, and two bronze. Li Xiaoxia, Ding Ning, and Liu Shiwen have defeated Germany to claim the first title in the women's table tennis team event. Diver Cao Yuan grabbed the gold in the men's 3m springboard.