Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Badminton
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Logo representing badminton at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
Venue Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium
Dates 9 August – 17 August
«2004 2012»
Badminton at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Badminton pictogram.svg
Singles   men   women  
Doubles   men   women   mixed
Pictogram used to identify badminton at the 2008 Games

Badminton competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from 9 August to 17 August at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.

Qualification[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Qualification.

The qualification for 2008 Summer Olympics began from May 2007 until April 2008. During that period, all of tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (except test events) awarded points to qualify for Olympic Games.

Competition schedule[edit]

August 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Men's singles Round of 64 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze Final
Women's singles Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze / Final
Men's doubles Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze / Final
Women's doubles Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze / Final
Mixed doubles Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze / Final

Draw[edit]

The Draw of the competition was held on July 26, 2008 in Beijing Henan Plaza Hotel at 16:00 CST (UTC+8). The draw was originally scheduled on August 4, 2008, just five days before the start of the competition. However it was brought forward to ensure better television broadcast scheduling.[1]

Lee Chong Wei playing in the semifinals

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Retrieved from Beijing Olympics 2008 Official Website.[2]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 3 2 3 8
2  Indonesia (INA) 1 1 1 3
 South Korea (KOR) 1 1 1 3
4  Malaysia (MAS) 0 1 0 1
Total 5 5 5 15

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
 Lin Dan
China (CHN)
 Lee Chong Wei
Malaysia (MAS)
 Chen Jin
China (CHN)
Men's doubles
details
 Markis Kido
and Hendra Setiawan
Indonesia (INA)
 Cai Yun
and Fu Haifeng
China (CHN)
 Lee Jae-jin
and Hwang Ji-man
South Korea (KOR)
Women's singles
details
 Zhang Ning
China (CHN)
 Xie Xingfang
China (CHN)
 Maria Kristin Yulianti
Indonesia (INA)
Women's doubles
details
 Du Jing
and Yu Yang
China (CHN)
 Lee Kyung-won
and Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea (KOR)
 Zhang Yawen
and Wei Yili
China (CHN)
Mixed doubles
details
 Lee Yong-dae
and Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea (KOR)
 Nova Widianto
and Lilyana Natsir
Indonesia (INA)
 He Hanbin
and Yu Yang
China (CHN)

Participating nations[edit]

Nation Men's singles Men's doubles Women's singles Women's doubles Mixed doubles Total
Algeria 1 1
Australia 1 2 1 2 6
Belarus 1 1
Bulgaria 1 1
Canada 1 1 2 4
China 3 4 3 6 4 19
Chinese Taipei 1 1 2 4
Czech Republic 1 1 2
Denmark 2 4 1 2 2 10
Egypt 1 1
Estonia 1 1 2
Finland 1 1 2
France 1 1 2
Germany 1 2 2 5
Great Britain 1 1 2 4 6
Guatemala 1 1
Hong Kong 1 2 3
Iceland 1 1
India 1 1 2
Indonesia 2 4 1 2 4 11
Iran 1 1
Ireland 1 1 2
Italy 1 1
Japan 1 4 1 4 10
Lithuania 1 1 2
Malaysia 2 4 1 2 9
Mauritius 1 1
Mexico 1 1
New Zealand 1 2 3
Nigeria 1 1
Peru 1 1
Poland 1 2 1 2 5
Portugal 1 1 2
Russia 1 1 2
Seychelles 2 2
Singapore 1 1 2 2 5
Slovakia 1 1
Slovenia 1 1
South Africa 2 1 2 5
South Korea 2 4 1 4 4 13
Spain 1 1 2
Sri Lanka 1 1
Sweden 1 1
Switzerland 1 1 2
Thailand 1 1 2 4
Uganda 1 1
Ukraine 1 1 2
United States 1 2 1 2 5
Vietnam 1 1 2
Zambia 1 1
Total athletes 41 32 47 32 32 173
Total NOCs 35 10 43 12 12 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badminton Draw Brought Forward". BWF. 2008-07-07. Archived from the original on 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Badminton Medal Standings". Archived from the original on 18 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15.