Best of Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: Table Tennis (29 images)

The most popular racket sport in the world, table tennis has been an Olympic event since being introduced at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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Multiple exposure of Bastian Steger of Germany serving during the Men's Team Table Tennis bronze medal match against South Korea in Riocentro Pavilion 3 at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 1, 2016. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI
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Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa lines up a return during a match against Singapore's Tianwei Feng in the Women's Team Table Tennis bronze medal match in Riocentro Pavilion 3 at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 16, 2016. Japan clinched the bronze in four matches. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Belarus's Vladimir Samsonov competes against Japan's Jun Mizutani in the Men's Singles Table Tennis bronze medal match at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Timo Boll of Germany in action against Saehyuk Joo of South Korea in the Men's Team Table Tennis bronze medal match in Riocentro Pavilion 3 at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 17, 2016. Germany won the bronze medal 3-1 defeating South Korea. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI
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Members of the German team celebrate after defeating South Korea in the Men's Team Table Tennis bronze medal match in Riocentro Pavilion 3 at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 17, 2016. Germany won the bronze medal 3-1 defeating South Korea. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI
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Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa reacts during a match against Singapore's Tianwei Feng in the Women's Team Table Tennis bronze medal match in Riocentro Pavilion 3 at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 16, 2016. Japan clinched the bronze in four matches. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Germany during play against South Korea in the Men's Team Table Tennis bronze medal match in Riocentro Pavilion 3 at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 17, 2016. Germany won the bronze medal 3-1. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI
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