Badminton
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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VenueWembley Arena
Dates28 July – 5 August
No. of events5 (2 men, 2 women, 1 mixed)
Competitors172

The badminton tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place between 28 July and 5 August at Wembley Arena.

A total of 172 athletes competed in five events: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.[1] The women's doubles tournament was marred by several disqualifications during the group stage for unethical play.

All of the gold medals were won by players from China. The Chinese team also collected two silvers and one bronze, to top the medal table with eight in total. Denmark finished in second place, with one silver and one bronze won.

Competition format

For the first time there was a combination of group play and knockout stages in the Olympic badminton tournament, following its introduction at the 2010 Youth Summer Olympics in Singapore.

All matches were the best of three games, with each game won by the first player to reach 21 points. If the score reached 20–20, the winner was the first player to lead by two points. If the score reached 29–29, the player who won the next point won the match.

The draw for the groups was held on 23 July 2012.[2]

Qualification

Further information: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Qualification

The Olympic qualification period was between 2 May 2011 and 29 April 2012, and the Badminton World Federation rankings list, published on 3 May 2012, was used to allocate spots.[1] Nations could enter a maximum of three players. Three quota places if three players are ranked four or above, two if two players are ranked 16 or above and otherwise one quota place until the quota contingent of 38 is filled.

For each male player who qualifies in more than one discipline, an additional quota place in the men's singles becomes free. If no player from one continent can qualify, the best ranked player from this continent gets a quota place.[3]

Competition schedule

P Preliminaries R Round of 16 ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
Date → Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5
Event ↓ M A E M A E M A E M A E M A E M A E M A M A M A
Men's singles P R ¼ ½ F
Men's doubles P ¼ ½ F
Mixed doubles P ¼ ½ F
Women's singles P R ¼ ½ F
Women's doubles P ¼ ½ F
M = Morning session, A = Afternoon session, E = Evening session

Women's doubles disqualifications

Further information: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's doubles

On 1 August 2012, four teams were ejected from the competition (Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China, Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na with Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung, both playing for South Korea, and Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii of Indonesia) for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" and "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport" following round-robin matches the previous evening, during which the teams were accused of trying to lose in order to manipulate the draw.[4]

Participation

A total of 172 badminton players from 51 Olympic Committees (NOCs) from the five Continental Confederations will participate at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Participating nations

Below is the list of NOCs participants in badminton competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China5218
2 Denmark0112
3 Japan0101
 Malaysia0101
5 India0011
 Russia0011
 South Korea0011
Totals (7 nations)55515

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Lin Dan
 China
Lee Chong Wei
 Malaysia
Chen Long
 China
Men's doubles
details
 Cai Yun
and Fu Haifeng (CHN)
 Mathias Boe
and Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
 Jung Jae-sung
and Lee Yong-dae (KOR)
Women's singles
details
Li Xuerui
 China
Wang Yihan
 China
Saina Nehwal
 India
Women's doubles
details
 Tian Qing
and Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
 Mizuki Fujii
and Reika Kakiiwa (JPN)
 Valeria Sorokina
and Nina Vislova (RUS)
Mixed doubles
details
 Zhang Nan
and Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
 Xu Chen
and Ma Jin (CHN)
 Joachim Fischer Nielsen
and Christinna Pedersen (DEN)

Results

Men's singles

Main article: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 21 21
D1  Parupalli Kashyap (IND) 19 11
A1  Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 21 21  
E1  Chen Long (CHN) 13 14  
4  Chen Long (CHN) 21 21  
5  Peter Gade (DEN) 16 13  
A1  Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 21 10 19
P1  Lin Dan (CHN) 15 21 21
3  Lee Hyun-il (KOR) 21 21  
6  Chen Jin (CHN) 15 16  
J1  Lee Hyun-il (KOR) 12 10   Third place
P1  Lin Dan (CHN) 21 21  
2  Sho Sasaki (JPN) 12 21 16 E1  Chen Long (CHN) 21 15 21
7  Lin Dan (CHN) 21 16 21 J1  Lee Hyun-il (KOR) 12 21 15

Women's singles

Main article: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1  Wang Yihan (CHN) 21 21  
8  Cheng Shao-chieh (TPE) 14 11  
A1  Wang Yihan (CHN) 21 21  
E1  Saina Nehwal (IND) 13 13  
4  Saina Nehwal (IND) 21 22  
5  Tine Baun (DEN) 15 20  
A1  Wang Yihan (CHN) 15 23 17
L1  Li Xuerui (CHN) 21 21
3  Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 12 20  
6  Li Xuerui (CHN) 21 22  
L1  Li Xuerui (CHN) 22 21   Third place
P1  Wang Xin (CHN) 20 18  
2  Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 21 18 14 E1  Saina Nehwal (IND) 18 0  
7  Wang Xin (CHN) 17 21 21 P1  Wang Xin (CHN) 21 1 (r)  

Men's doubles

Main article: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Cai Yun (CHN)
 Fu Haifeng (CHN)
21 21  
C2  Chai Biao (CHN)
 Guo Zhendong (CHN)
15 19  
A1  Cai Yun (CHN)
 Fu Haifeng (CHN)
21 21  
D2  Koo Kien Keat (MAS)
 Tan Boon Heong (MAS)
9 19  
B1  Bodin Isara (THA)
 Maneepong Jongjit (THA)
16 18  
D2  Koo Kien Keat (MAS)
 Tan Boon Heong (MAS)
21 21  
A1  Cai Yun (CHN)
 Fu Haifeng (CHN)
21 21  
C1  Mathias Boe (DEN)
 Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
16 15  
A2  Fang Chieh-min (TPE)
 Lee Sheng-mu (TPE)
16 18  
C1  Mathias Boe (DEN)
 Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
21 21  
C1  Mathias Boe (DEN)
 Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
17 21 22 Third place
D1  Jung Jae-sung (KOR)
 Lee Yong-dae (KOR)
21 18 20
B2  Mohammad Ahsan (INA)
 Bona Septano (INA)
12 16   D2  Koo Kien Keat (MAS)
 Tan Boon Heong (MAS)
21 10  
D1  Jung Jae-sung (KOR)
 Lee Yong-dae (KOR)
21 21   D1  Jung Jae-sung (KOR)
 Lee Yong-dae (KOR)
23 21  

Women's doubles

Main article: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Valeria Sorokina (RUS)
 Nina Vislova (RUS)
21 21  
C2  Michelle Edwards (RSA)
 Annari Viljoen (RSA)
9 7  
A1  Valeria Sorokina (RUS)
 Nina Vislova (RUS)
19 6  
D2  Tian Qing (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
21 21  
B1  Cheng Wen-hsing (TPE)
 Chien Yu-chin (TPE)
10 14  
D2  Tian Qing (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
21 21  
D2  Tian Qing (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
21 25  
B2  Mizuki Fujii (JPN)
 Reika Kakiiwa (JPN)
10 23  
A2  Alex Bruce (CAN)
 Michelle Li (CAN)
21 18 21
C1  Leanne Choo (AUS)
 Renuga Veeran (AUS)
9 21 18
A2  Alex Bruce (CAN)
 Michelle Li (CAN)
12 21 13 Third place
B2  Mizuki Fujii (JPN)
 Reika Kakiiwa (JPN)
21 19 21
B2  Mizuki Fujii (JPN)
 Reika Kakiiwa (JPN)
22 21   A1  Valeria Sorokina (RUS)
 Nina Vislova (RUS)
21 21  
D1  Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
 Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN)
20 10   A2  Alex Bruce (CAN)
 Michelle Li (CAN)
9 10  

Mixed doubles

Main article: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Zhang Nan (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
21 21  
C2  Thomas Laybourn (DEN)
 Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN)
13 17  
A1  Zhang Nan (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
17 21 21
B1  J Fischer Nielsen (DEN)
 Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
21 17 19
B1  J Fischer Nielsen (DEN)
 Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
21 21  
D2  Sudket Prapakamol (THA)
 Saralee Thungthongkam (THA)
15 13  
A1  Zhang Nan (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
21 21  
D1  Xu Chen (CHN)
 Ma Jin (CHN)
11 17  
A2  Michael Fuchs (GER)
 Birgit Michels (GER)
15 9  
C1  Tontowi Ahmad (INA)
 Liliyana Natsir (INA)
21 21  
C1  Tontowi Ahmad (INA)
 Liliyana Natsir (INA)
23 18 13 Third place
D1  Xu Chen (CHN)
 Ma Jin (CHN)
21 21 21
B2  Robert Mateusiak (POL)
 Nadieżda Zięba (POL)
21 16 21 B1  J Fischer Nielsen (DEN)
 Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
21 21  
D1  Xu Chen (CHN)
 Ma Jin (CHN)
19 21 23 C1  Tontowi Ahmad (INA)
 Liliyana Natsir (INA)
12 12  

References

  1. ^ a b "Olympics". Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Draw announced for Olympic Badminton competition". london2012.com. 23 July 2012. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Olympics badminton: Eight players disqualified, BBC News, 1 August 2012; accessed 1 August 2012

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