Badminton
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuePavelló de la Mar Bella
Dates28 July – 4 August 1992
No. of events4 (2 men, 2 women)
Competitors177 from 36 nations

Badminton had its debut as an official medal sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics. It was held from 28 July to 4 August 1992. Four events were held in the first competition of the sport: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, and women's doubles. Badminton was contested in the Pavelló de la Mar Bella. 36 nations entered competitors, with a total of 177 entrants. Asian nations won fifteen of the sixteen medals, with their dominance being broken only by Denmark's bronze medal in the men's singles.[1]

The tournament was single-elimination. Matches consisted of three sets, with sets being to 15 except in women's singles, where sets were to 11. No playoffs were contested for semi-final losers, meaning that two bronze medals were awarded in each event. Similarly, all four players/pairs defeated in the quarterfinals for each event were awarded fifth place.

Medallists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
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Alan Budikusuma
 Indonesia
Ardy Wiranata
 Indonesia
Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen
 Denmark
Hermawan Susanto
 Indonesia
Women's singles
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Susi Susanti
 Indonesia
Bang Soo-hyun
 South Korea
Huang Hua
 China
Tang Jiuhong
 China
Men's doubles
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 South Korea
Kim Moon-soo
Park Joo-bong
 Indonesia
Eddy Hartono
Rudy Gunawan
 China
Li Yongbo
Tian Bingyi
 Malaysia
Razif Sidek
Jalani Sidek
Women's doubles
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 South Korea
Hwang Hye-young
Chung So-young
 China
Guan Weizhen
Nong Qunhua
 South Korea
Gil Young-ah
Shim Eun-jung
 China
Lin Yanfen
Yao Fen

Medal table

In 1992, there were no bronze medal matches to decide 3rd and 4th place. Both semifinal losers won bronze medals.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Indonesia2215
2 South Korea2114
3 China0145
4 Denmark0011
 Malaysia0011
Totals (5 entries)44816

Results

Men's singles

Main article: Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

The men's singles resulted in the only non-Asian medallist, Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen of Denmark. 57 players from 32 nations competed in men's singles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
China Zhao Jianhua 2 17 14
Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 15 14 17
Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 15 9 9
Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 10 15 15
Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15 15
Denmark Høyer Larsen 10 12
Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 12 13
Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 15 18
Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 15 15
South Korea Kim Hak-kyun 9 4
Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 18 15
Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 14 8
Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 15 15
Malaysia Rashid Sidek 2 8

Women's singles

Main article: Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

The winner of the women's singles competition received the first official badminton medal in Olympic history. It was also the first gold medal for Indonesia, which before had only won one silver (in archery). 52 players from 27 nations competed in women's singles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
Indonesia Susi Susanti 11 11
Thailand Somharuthai Jaroensiri 6 1
Indonesia Susi Susanti 11 11
China Huang Hua 4 1
China Huang Hua 11 10 11
South Korea Lee Heung-soon 3 12 0
Indonesia Susi Susanti 5 11 11
South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 5 3
Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 2 11 11
South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 3 12
South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 11
China Tang Jiuhong 3 2
Australia Anna Lao 1 9
China Tang Jiuhong 11 11

Men's doubles

Main article: Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles

Malaysia won its first Olympic medal in the men's doubles competitions in badminton. 30 pairs from 21 nations competed in men's doubles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
15 15
7 4
15 15
11 13
15 15
5 4
15 15
11 7
15 12 17
11 15 14
9 8
15 15
15 18
4 15

Women's doubles

Main article: Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's doubles

29 pairs from 20 nations competed in women's doubles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
15 15
5 5
15 15
8 9
18 15
13 5
18 12 15
16 15 13
15 15
8 3
12 15 8
15 2 15
15 15
4 9

Participation

A total of 177 badminton players from 36 Olympic Committees (NOCs) from the five Continental Confederations will participate at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Participating nations

Below is the list of NOCs participants in badminton competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

References

  1. ^ "Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 May 2020.