The Rio Olympic Continental Qualifications Scheduled (Video)

The Rio Olympic Continental Qualifications Scheduled (Video)
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In order to complete the playing lineup for the 2016 Rio Olympics, different qualification games are scheduled for next year. In the last Asian qualification game, Ma Long experienced great pressure, losing to Koki Niwa in his first chance. As of now, four players are already in the lineup and they are Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Li Jiao, Hugo Calderano, and Wu Yue. 

PingPang World. It is less than a year before the Rio Olympics will take place and the different qualifying competitions are now on schedule. 

The maximum number of players per association will still be three. Two of them will be playing in the Singles while the third player can only play in the Team competition. 

The different continental competitions are scheduled as follows: 

February 16 to 18, 2016 Africa (Khartoum, Sudan) 

March 22 to 25, 2016 Oceania (Bendigo, Australia) 

April 1 to 3, 2016 Latin America (Santiago de Chile) 

April 6 to 10, 2016 Europe (Istanbul, Turkey) 

April 8 to 10, 2016 North America (Toronto, Canada) 

April 13 to 17, Asia (Hong Kong) 

As of now, four players are already in the Olympic lineup. They are Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany, Li Jiao of Netherlands, Brazil’s Hugo Calderano and Wu Yue of America. The first two names won in the European Games while the last two won the Pan American Games. 

In the last Asian Olympic qualification, Ma Long experienced great pressure after he lost the first chance to be in the lineup, losing to Koki Niwa. Eventually, his second try was successful

Ma Long vs Koki Niwa 2012 Asian Olympic Qualification
video kindly shared by janus770

Photo source: Sina Sports 

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