Badminton
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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VenueRiocentro Pavilion 4
Dates11–20 August
No. of events5 (2 men, 2 women, 1 mixed)
Competitors172 from 46 nations
Riocentro Pavilion 4 was the venue of badminton competition
Riocentro Pavilion 4 was the venue of badminton competition

The badminton tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 11 to 20 August at the fourth pavilion of Riocentro. A total of 172 athletes competed in five events: men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles.[1]

Similar to 2012 format, a combination of group play and knockout stages had been maintained at these Games. In all the doubles tournaments, the Badminton World Federation instituted several changes to the competition rules after the match fixing scandal from the previous Olympics, as all pairs finishing second in their groups would be placed into another draw to determine who they face in the next round, while the top pair in each group must have a fixed position matched to its designated seed in the knockout phase.[2]

The Games made use of about 8,400 shuttlecocks.[3]

Qualification

Main article: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

The Olympic qualification period took place between 4 May 2015 and 1 May 2016, and the Badminton World Federation rankings list, scheduled to publish on 5 May 2016, was used to allocate spots.[4] Unlike the previous Games, nations could only enter a maximum of two players each in the men's and women's singles, if both were ranked in the world's top 16; otherwise, one quota place until the roster of thirty-eight players had been completed. Similar regulations in the singles tournaments also applied to the players competing in the doubles, as the NOCs could only enter a maximum of two pairs if both were ranked in the top eight, while the remaining NOCs were entitled to one until the quota of 16 highest-ranked pairs was filled.[5]

For each player who had qualified in more than one discipline, an additional quota place in each of the singles tournaments would have become free. If no player from one continent had qualify, the best ranked player from a respective continent would have got a quota place.[4]

Schedule

P Preliminaries R Round of 16 ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
Date → Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tues 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
Event ↓ M A E M A E M A E M A E M E M E M E M E M E M E
Men's singles P R ¼ ½ F
Men's doubles P ¼ ½ F F
Women's singles P R ¼ ½ F
Women's doubles P ¼ ½ F
Mixed doubles P ¼ ½ F
M = Morning session, A = Afternoon session, E = Evening session

Participation

Participating nations

Competitors

Main article: List of badminton players at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China2013
2 Japan1012
3 Indonesia1001
 Spain1001
5 Malaysia0303
6 Denmark0112
7 India0101
8 Great Britain0011
 South Korea0011
Totals (9 nations)55515

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Chen Long
 China
Lee Chong Wei
 Malaysia
Viktor Axelsen
 Denmark
Men's doubles
details
 Fu Haifeng
and Zhang Nan (CHN)
 Goh V Shem
and Tan Wee Kiong (MAS)
 Chris Langridge
and Marcus Ellis (GBR)
Women's singles
details
Carolina Marín
 Spain
P. V. Sindhu
 India
Nozomi Okuhara
 Japan
Women's doubles
details
 Misaki Matsutomo
and Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
 Christinna Pedersen
and Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN)
 Jung Kyung-eun
and Shin Seung-chan (KOR)
Mixed doubles
details
 Tontowi Ahmad
and Liliyana Natsir (INA)
 Chan Peng Soon
and Goh Liu Ying (MAS)
 Zhang Nan
and Zhao Yunlei (CHN)

Results

Men's singles

Main article: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 21 21
C1  Chou Tien-chen (TPE) 9 15
A1  Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 15 21 22
E1  Lin Dan (CHN) 21 11 20
E1  Lin Dan (CHN) 21 11 21
H1  Srikanth Kidambi (IND) 6 21 18
A1  Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 18 18
P1  Chen Long (CHN) 21 21
I1  Rajiv Ouseph (GBR) 12 16
L1  Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 21 21
L1  Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 14 15 Bronze medal
P1  Chen Long (CHN) 21 21
N1  Son Wan-ho (KOR) 11 21 11 E1  Lin Dan (CHN) 21 10 17
P1  Chen Long (CHN) 21 18 21 L1  Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 15 21 21

Women's singles

Main article: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Carolina Marín (ESP) 21 21
C1  Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 12 16
A1  Carolina Marín (ESP) 21 21
E1  Li Xuerui (CHN) 14 16
E1  Li Xuerui (CHN) 21 21
H1  Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 12 17
A1  Carolina Marín (ESP) 19 21 21
M1  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 21 12 15
J1  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 11 21 21
K1  Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 21 17 10
J1  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 19 10 Bronze medal
M1  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 21 21
M1  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 22 21 E1  Li Xuerui (CHN) w / o
P1  Wang Yihan (CHN) 20 19 J1  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)

Men's doubles

Main article: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)
 Ivan Sozonov (RUS)
13 21 16
D2  Chai Biao (CHN)
 Hong Wei (CHN)
21 16 21
D2  Chai Biao (CHN)
 Hong Wei (CHN)
18 21 17
B1  Goh V Shem (MAS)
 Tan Wee Kiong (MAS)
21 12 21
B1  Goh V Shem (MAS)
 Tan Wee Kiong (MAS)
17 21 21
A2  Lee Yong-dae (KOR)
 Yoo Yeon-seong (KOR)
21 18 19
B1  Goh V Shem (MAS)
 Tan Wee Kiong (MAS)
21 11 21
B2  Fu Haifeng (CHN)
 Zhang Nan (CHN)
16 21 23
B2  Fu Haifeng (CHN)
 Zhang Nan (CHN)
11 21 24
C1  Kim Gi-jung (KOR)
 Kim Sa-rang (KOR)
21 18 22
B2  Fu Haifeng (CHN)
 Zhang Nan (CHN)
21 21 Bronze medal
C2  Marcus Ellis (GBR)
 Chris Langridge (GBR)
14 18
C2  Marcus Ellis (GBR)
 Chris Langridge (GBR)
21 21 D2  Chai Biao (CHN)
 Hong Wei (CHN)
18 21 10
D1  Hiroyuki Endo (JPN)
 Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN)
19 17 C2  Chris Langridge (GBR)
 Marcus Ellis (GBR)
21 19 21

Women's doubles

Main article: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Misaki Matsutomo (JPN)
 Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
21 18 21
C2  Vivian Hoo Kah Mun (MAS)
 Woon Khe Wei (MAS)
16 21 9
A1  Misaki Matsutomo (JPN)
 Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
21 21
B1  Jung Kyung-eun (KOR)
 Shin Seung-chan (KOR)
16 15
B1  Jung Kyung-eun (KOR)
 Shin Seung-chan (KOR)
21 20 21
A2  Eefje Muskens (NED)
 Selena Piek (NED)
13 22 14
A1  Misaki Matsutomo (JPN)
 Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
18 21 21
B2  Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
 Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN)
21 9 19
D2  Tang Yuanting (CHN)
 Yu Yang (CHN)
21 21
C1  Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (INA)
 Greysia Polii (INA)
11 14
D2  Tang Yuanting (CHN)
 Yu Yang (CHN)
16 21 19 Bronze medal
B2  Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
 Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN)
21 14 21
B2  Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
 Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN)
28 18 21 B1  Jung Kyung-eun (KOR)
 Shin Seung-chan (KOR)
21 21
D1  Chang Ye-na (KOR)
 Lee So-hee (KOR)
26 21 15 D2  Tang Yuanting (CHN)
 Yu Yang (CHN)
8 17

Mixed doubles

Main article: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A1  Zhang Nan (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
21 21
D2  Kenta Kazuno (JPN)
 Ayane Kurihara (JPN)
14 12
A1  Zhang Nan (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
16 15
C1  Tontowi Ahmad (INA)
 Liliyana Natsir (INA)
21 21
C1  Tontowi Ahmad (INA)
 Liliyana Natsir (INA)
21 21
A2  Praveen Jordan (INA)
 Debby Susanto (INA)
16 11
C1  Tontowi Ahmad (INA)
 Liliyana Natsir (INA)
21 21
C2  Chan Peng Soon (MAS)
 Goh Liu Ying (MAS)
14 12
C2  Chan Peng Soon (MAS)
 Goh Liu Ying (MAS)
21 21
B1  Robert Mateusiak (POL)
 Nadieżda Zięba (POL)
17 10
C2  Chan Peng Soon (MAS)
 Goh Liu Ying (MAS)
21 21 Bronze medal
B2  Xu Chen (CHN)
 Ma Jin (CHN)
12 19
B2  Xu Chen (CHN)
 Ma Jin (CHN)
21 21 A1  Zhang Nan (CHN)
 Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
21 21
D1  Ko Sung-hyun (KOR)
 Kim Ha-na (KOR)
17 18 B2  Xu Chen (CHN)
 Ma Jin (CHN)
7 11

References

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  5. ^ "Singles Maximum Reduced for Rio 2016". Badminton World Federation. 11 February 2014. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2015.