03 Apr 2023

World Ranking points from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are set to expire on Tuesday 4 April, triggering significant changes in the ITTF Table Tennis World Ranking.

It’s not just the Olympics; other events including the 2021 WTT Star Contender Doha II, 2021 WTT Contenders Budapest, Tunis, Lasko, and Novo Mesto, as well as the 2021 African, Asian, and Pan-American Championships, 2021 Europe Top-16 Cup, 2021 European U21 Championships, and 2021 Czech, Kazakhstan, and Ecuador International Opens are also due to expire.

A player’s ITTF Table Tennis Ranking is calculated based on the total points earned from their best eight results achieved in the last 12 months. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, special measures were introduced to mitigate its impact, such as extending the validity of points awarded at 2021 and 2022 senior events.

As the calendar for 2023 is filled with exciting events, a plan for expiring ranking points was formulated and these legacy points are expiring in batches between January and July 2023. This decision was approved by the ITTF Executive Committee back in December 2022.

Expiration date Inclusion date       Events expiring
4th April 2023 (Week #14) 2021 Week #27 to Week #47  

  • 2020 Olympic Games
  • 2021 WTT Star Contender Doha II
  • 2021 WTT Contenders Budapest, Tunis, Lasko and Novo Mesto
  • 2021 African, Asian and Pan-American Championships
  • 2021 Europe Top-16 Cup
  • 2021 European U21 Championships
  • 2021 Czech, Kazakhstan and Ecuador International Opens


23rd May 2023 (Week #21) 2021 Week #48 to Week #52  

  • 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Houston
  • 2021 WTT Cup Finals
  • 2021 WTT Feeder Düsseldorf
  • 2021 Finlandia International Open
  • 2021 Pan-American Junior Games


4th July 2023 (Week #27) 2022 Week #1 to Week #27  

  • 2022 Singapore Smash
  • 2022 WTT Star Contender Doha
  • 2022 WTT Contenders Muscat, Doha, Zagreb and Lima
  • 2022 WTT Feeders Düsseldorf I and II, Doha, Freemont, Westchester and Otocec
  • 2022 Africa Cup
  • 2022 Europe Top-16 Cup
  • 2022 Mediterranean Games
  • 2022 Central American, Caribbean, Eastern/Western/Northern African Championships


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