With the year-end International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings having been published at the end of December, Belgian table tennis player Marc Ledoux has clinched a spot to compete at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio. Ledoux finished the year ranked eleventh in Class 8.
Fellow Belgian Mathieu Loicq was not as fortunate in year-end rankings. Finishing the year ranked fifteenth in the same class, he has yet to secure a spot for Rio. It is possible Belgium may still be eligible for spots in at the Games, and Loicq could be named to the team.
Men’s Class 8 saw Viktor Didukh of Ukraine finish the year ranked first, China’s Chao Qun Ye ranked second, France’s Thomas Bouvais ranked third, China’s Shaui Zhao ranked fourth, Poland’s Piotr Grudzien ranked fifth, Hungary’s Andras Csonka ranked sixth, Sweden’s Linus Karlsson ranked seventh, Slovakia’s Richard Csejtey ranked eighth, Sweden’s Emil Andersson ranked ninth and Great Britain’s Ross William Wilson ranked tenth.