at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Olympic rings.svg
VenueGSU Sports Arena
DatesJuly 24 – August 1, 1996
No. of events5 (2 men, 2 women, 1 mixed)
Competitors192 from 37 nations

Badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics included the four events (men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles) as well as a new event: mixed doubles. An additional change to the tournament was the playoff game for the bronze medal rather than the awarding of two bronzes. The tournament was single-elimination. Matches consisted of three sets, with sets being to 15 except. The tournament was held at the Georgia State University gymnasium.[1]


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Dong Jiong
Rashid Sidek
Men's doubles
 Ricky Subagja
and Rexy Mainaky (INA)
 Cheah Soon Kit
and Yap Kim Hock (MAS)
 Denny Kantono
and Antonius Ariantho (INA)
Women's singles
Bang Soo-hyun
 South Korea
Mia Audina
Susi Susanti
Women's doubles
 Ge Fei
and Gu Jun (CHN)
 Gil Young-ah
and Jang Hye-ock (KOR)
 Qin Yiyuan
and Tang Yongshu (CHN)
Mixed doubles
 Kim Dong-moon
and Gil Young-ah (KOR)
 Park Joo-bong
and Ra Kyung-min (KOR)
 Liu Jianjun
and Sun Man (CHN)

Medal table

1 South Korea2204
2 China1124
4 Denmark1001
5 Malaysia0112
Totals (5 nations)55515

Participating nations

A total of 37 nations participated in this event.


  1. ^ "Badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved May 27, 2020.