Will China continue to be the team to beat since table tennis made its debut at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 or will Japan rise to the occasion and deliver a historic gold for the host nation?
Is the stage set for the emergence of exciting new table tennis talents? Are there going to be upsets on the cards?
Many narratives are waiting to be told as five highly coveted gold medals including one for the newly established mixed doubles event awaits over the next fortnight.
Follow all the latest action from the table tennis competition which starts from Saturday, July 24 to August 6 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Results: ITTF.com and Worldtabletennis.com