Medalists of the badminton mixed team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Badminton had its debut at the 1966 Commonwealth Games and has been contested in 14 consecutive Commonwealth Games since.


Games Year Host city
VIII 1966 Kingston, Jamaica
IX 1970 Edinburgh, Scotland
X 1974 Christchurch, New Zealand
XI 1978 Edmonton, Canada
XII 1982 Brisbane, Australia
XIII 1986 Edinburgh, Scotland
XIV 1990 Auckland, New Zealand
XV 1994 Victoria, Canada
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
XVII 2002 Manchester, England
XVIII 2006 Melbourne, Australia
XIX 2010 New Delhi, India
XX 2014 Glasgow, Scotland
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Australia
XXII 2022 Birmingham, England


Badminton was added to the Commonwealth Games program in 1966, as an optional sport. The sport was chosen to replace lawn bowls, due the lack of facilities at Jamaica. Having this status until the 1994 edition, when it became a mandatory sport. In the first three editions, five events were played (men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles). Between 1978 to 1990 a sixth event was in the program (the mixed team competition). Also between 1966 and 1990, one bronze medal was at stake. Between 1994 to 2002, the losers of the two semifinals also won two bronze medals. In 1998, the team events in both genres were introduced, but at the next edition the event was dropped and the mixed teams event returned. Later in 2002, the mixed team event returned. The last change to the program was in 2006, when the format and events played were reverted to the format used until 1990.


Current program
Event 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22
Men's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Men's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Women's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Women's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mixed doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mixed team X X X X X X X X X X X
Past program
Men's team X
Women's team X
Events 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6

Medal table

See also: List of Commonwealth Games medallists in badminton

As of 2022
1 England373738112
2 Malaysia31221669
3 India1081331
4 Canada311620
5 Singapore25613
6 Australia21912
7 Scotland12710
8 Hong Kong1023
9 Wales1012
10 New Zealand02911
Totals (10 entries)8888107283

Successful national teams

Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries after the 2022 Commonwealth Games. England has been the most successful nation in the Commonwealth Games.

Rank Country 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Total
1  England 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 31 2 2 1 22 37
2  Malaysia 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 31 3 4 4 3 22 2 31
3  India 1 1 2 1 22 3 10
4  Canada 1 1 1 3
5  Australia 1 1 2
 Singapore 1 1 2
7  Scotland 1 1
 Hong Kong 1 1
 Wales 1 1

BOLD means overall winner of badminton at Commonwealth Games

^1 England and Malaysia were tied with three gold medals. However, Malaysia won four silver medals and England won one, thus Malaysia became the overall winner.
^2 India, England, and Malaysia were tied with two gold medals. However, India won three silver medals, Malaysia won two, and England won one, thus India became the overall winner.

Past winners

Individual competition

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1966 Malaysia Tan Aik Huang England Angela Bairstow Malaysia Tan Aik Huang
Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe
England Helen Horton
England Ursula Smith
England Roger Mills
England Angela Bairstow
1970 Canada Jamie Paulson England Margaret Beck Malaysia Punch Gunalan
Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
England Margaret Boxall
England Sue Whetnall
England Derek Talbot
England Margaret Boxall
1974 Malaysia Punch Gunalan England Gillian Gilks England Elliot Stuart
England Derek Talbot
England Margaret Boxall
England Gillian Gilks
England Derek Talbot
England Gillian Gilks
1978 India Prakash Padukone Malaysia Sylvia Ng England Ray Stevens
England Mike Tredgett
England Nora Perry
England Anne Statt
England Mike Tredgett
England Nora Perry
1982 India Syed Modi England Helen Troke Malaysia Ong Beng Teong
Malaysia Razif Sidek
Canada Claire Backhouse
Canada Johanne Falardeau
England Martin Dew
England Karen Chapman
1986 England Steve Baddeley Scotland Billy Gilliland
Scotland Dan Travers
England Gillian Clark
England Gillian Gowers
Australia Michael Scandolera
Australia Audrey Tuckey
1990 Malaysia Rashid Sidek England Fiona Smith Malaysia Jalani Sidek
Malaysia Razif Sidek
England Sara Sankey
England Fiona Smith
Hong Kong Chan Chi Choi
Hong Kong Amy Chan
1994 Australia Lisa Campbell Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
England Joanne Muggeridge
England Joanne Wright
England Chris Hunt
England Gillian Clark
1998 Malaysia Wong Choong Hann Wales Kelly Morgan Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
England Joanne Goode
England Donna Kellogg
England Simon Archer
England Joanne Goode
2002 Malaysia Muhammad Hafiz Hashim Singapore Li Li Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
Malaysia Ang Li Peng
Malaysia Lim Pek Siah
2006 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei England Tracey Hallam Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
2010 India Saina Nehwal Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
India Jwala Gutta
India Ashwini Ponnappa
Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
2014 India Parupalli Kashyap Canada Michelle Li Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Vivian Hoo
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei
England Chris Adcock
England Gabby Adcock
2018 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei India Saina Nehwal England Marcus Ellis
England Chris Langridge
Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan
Malaysia Vivian Hoo
2022 India Lakshya Sen India P. V. Sindhu India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Chirag Shetty
Malaysia Pearly Tan
Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan
Singapore Terry Hee
Singapore Tan Wei Han

Team competition

Year Men Women Mixed
1978  England
1998  Malaysia  England
2002  England
2006  Malaysia
2018  India
2022  Malaysia