Olympics table tennis 2016 results: August 8

Aug 7, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Ning Ding (CHN) competes against Elizabeta Samara (ROU, not pictured) during the women
Aug 7, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Ning Ding (CHN) competes against Elizabeta Samara (ROU, not pictured) during the women /

The third and fourth rounds of 2016 Rio Olympics table tennis are in the books and here is who survived and advanced to the quarterfinals.

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Day three of Olympics table tennis in Rio happened to be a big one as the third and fourth rounds of men’s and women’s singles would be completed with a trip to Tuesday’s quarterfinals on the line. Plenty of upsets happened on day two, but would the same ring true for the third day of competition?

Let’s check out each of the winners from the second half of the third round and complete fourth round on Monday.

Men’s third round

The third round featured some of the top competitors in the world from both Germany and China — two of the top table tennis countries in the Olympics.

Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov advanced to round four as did Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting, Japan’s Koki Niwa, China’s Zhang Jike, Slovakia’s Bojan Tokic, Great Britain’s Paul Drinkhall, Belarus’ Vladimir Samsonov and Romania’s Adrian Crisan.

Women’s third round

A couple of tough losses took place in the women’s bracket as the United States’  Lily Zhang was knocked out of medal contention, leaving the U.S. unrepresented. Yu Wue was knocked out over the weekend.

South Korea’s Hyowon Suh eliminated the United States star in the third round while China’s Li Xiaoxia, Japan’s Ai Fukuhara, Hong Kong’s Ho Ching Lee, Austria’s Liu Jia, Chinese Taipei’s Cheng I-Ching, North Korea’s Ri Myong-Sun and Singapore’s Feng Tianwei all advanced as well.

Men’s fourth round

Eight men’s singles players performed well enough to make it to the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Among them were China’s Ma Long, Nigeria Quadri Aruna, Portugal’s Marcos Freitas, Japan’s Jun Mizutani, China’s Zhang Jike, Belarus’ Vladimir Samsonov, Japan’s Koki Niwa and Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov.

Look for some extremely competitive play on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

Women’s fourth round

Playing for a chance to make it into the top eight comes with plenty of pressure, but some of the world’s best table tennis players were one step closer to realizing their dream Monday.

Advancing to the quarterfinals are women’s singles stars such as China’s Ding Ning, Singapore’s Yu Mengyu and North Korea’s Kim Song I. Others to make it to the quarterfinals with wins on Monday were Germany’s Han Ying, China’s Li Xiaoxia, Chinese Taipei’s Cheng I-Ching, Japan’s Ai Fukuhara and Singapore’s Feng Tianwei.

Another great day for table tennis.