Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

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Women's singles
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Wembley Arena
Date 28 July to 4 August
Competitors 46 from 42 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    China
Silver medal    China
Bronze medal    India
«2008 2016»
Badminton at the
2012 Summer Olympics

Badminton pictogram.svg
Singles   men   women  
Doubles   men   women   mixed

The badminton women's singles tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place from 28 July to 4 August at Wembley Arena.

The draw was held on 23 July 2012.[1][2] Forty-six players from 42 nations competed.

In an all-Chinese final, Li Xuerui defeated reigning world number one Wang Yihan to win the gold medal. India's Saina Nehwal took bronze.

Competition format[edit]

For the first time, the preliminary stage consisted of 16 groups of either two or three players. Each played every other member of the group with the top players advancing to the knock-out stage, ultimately leading to the winner.[3]

Seeds[edit]

Results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Wang Yihan (CHN) 1 1 0 2 0 1
 Michelle Li (CAN) 1 0 1 0 2 0
30 July, 09:05
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
 Wang Yihan (CHN) 21–8
21–16
 Michelle Li (CAN)

Group B[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Bae Youn-joo (KOR) 2 2 0 4 1 2
 Tee Jing Yi (MAS) 2 1 1 3 2 1
 Agnese Allegrini (ITA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 8:30
 Bae Youn-joo (KOR) 16–21
21–15
21–12
 Tee Jing Yi (MAS)
30 July, 20:54
 Agnese Allegrini (ITA) 7–21
14–21
 Tee Jing Yi (MAS)
31 July, 14:19
 Bae Youn-joo (KOR) 21–11
21–15
 Agnese Allegrini (ITA)

Group C[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Cheng Shao-chieh (TPE) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Neslihan Yiğit (TUR) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Simone Prutsch (AUT) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 14:15
 Neslihan Yiğit (TUR) 21–18
21–10
 Simone Prutsch (AUT)
30 July, 13:09
 Cheng Shao-chieh (TPE) 21–11
21–9
 Simone Prutsch (AUT)
31 July, 12:30
 Cheng Shao-chieh (TPE) 21–10
21–6
 Neslihan Yiğit (TUR)

Group D[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Gu Juan (SIN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Victoria Na (AUS) 2 1 0 2 2 1
 Monika Fašungová (SVK) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
29 July, 08:30
 Gu Juan (SIN) 21–5
21–11
 Monika Fašungová (SVK)
30 July, 08:30
 Victoria Na (AUS) 21–12
21–18
 Monika Fašungová (SVK)
31 July, 09:09
 Gu Juan (SIN) 21–10
21–7
 Victoria Na (AUS)

Group E[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Saina Nehwal (IND) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Lianne Tan (BEL) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Sabrina Jaquet (SUI) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 20:50
 Lianne Tan (BEL) 21–16
21–16
 Sabrina Jaquet (SUI)
29 July, 13:42
 Saina Nehwal (IND) 21–9
21–4
 Sabrina Jaquet (SUI)
30 July, 18:30
 Saina Nehwal (IND) 21–4
21–14
 Lianne Tan (BEL)

Group F[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Yao Jie (NED) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Ragna Ingólfsdóttir (ISL) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Akvilė Stapušaitytė (LTU) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
29 July, 12:30
 Yao Jie (NED) 21–16
21–7
 Akvilė Stapušaitytė (LTU)
30 July, 19:42
 Ragna Ingólfsdóttir (ISL) 21–10
21–16
 Akvilė Stapušaitytė (LTU)
31 July, 20:54
 Yao Jie (NED) 21–12
25–23
 Ragna Ingólfsdóttir (ISL)

Group G[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Tine Baun (DEN) 2 2 0 4 1 2
 Anastasia Prokopenko (RUS) 2 1 1 3 2 1
 Kamila Augustyn (POL) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 09:05
 Anastasia Prokopenko (RUS) 21–16
21–17
 Kamila Augustyn (POL)
30 July, 19:40
 Tine Baun (DEN) 21–11
21–6
 Kamila Augustyn (POL)
31 July, 12:30
 Tine Baun (DEN) 19–21
21–15
21–16
 Anastasia Prokopenko (RUS)

Group H[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Sayaka Sato (JPN) 2 2 0 4 1 2
 Susan Egelstaff (GBR) 2 1 1 3 2 1
 Maja Tvrdy (SLO) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 12:30
 Susan Egelstaff (GBR) 21–15
21–10
 Maja Tvrdy (SLO)
29 July, 13:09
 Sayaka Sato (JPN) 22–20
21–18
 Maja Tvrdy (SLO)
31 July, 13:05
 Sayaka Sato (JPN) 18–21
21–16
21–12
 Susan Egelstaff (GBR)

Group I[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Pi Hongyan (FRA) 2 2 0 4 1 2
 Chloe Magee (IRL) 2 1 1 3 2 1
 Hadia Hosny (EGY) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
29 July, 20:17
 Chloe Magee (IRL) 21–17
21–6
 Hadia Hosny (EGY)
30 July, 20:52
 Pi Hongyan (FRA) 21–11
21–9
 Hadia Hosny (EGY)
31 July, 14:17
 Pi Hongyan (FRA) 16–21
21–18
21–14
 Chloe Magee (IRL)

Group J[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Sara Blengsli Kværnø (NOR) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 19:40
 Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 21–8
21–5
 Sara Blengsli Kværnø (NOR)
29 July, 14:19
 Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 21–8
21–7
 Sara Blengsli Kværnø (NOR)
30 July, 13:05
 Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 18–21
21–23
 Yip Pui Yin (HKG)

Group K[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Anu Nieminen (FIN) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Victoria Montero (MEX) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 13:09
 Victoria Montero (MEX) 12–21
18–21
 Anu Nieminen (FIN)
30 July, 12:30
 Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 21–11
21–14
 Anu Nieminen (FIN)
31 July, 09:07
 Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 21–6
21–10
 Victoria Montero (MEX)

Group L[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Li Xuerui (CHN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Carolina Marín (ESP) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Claudia Rivero (PER) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 13:05
 Li Xuerui (CHN) 21–5
21–6
 Claudia Rivero (PER)
29 July, 19:05
 Li Xuerui (CHN) 21–13
21–11
 Carolina Marín (ESP)
30 July, 20:19
 Carolina Marín (ESP) 21–17
21–7
 Claudia Rivero (PER)

Group M[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Ratchanok Inthanon (THA) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Telma Santos (POR) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Thilini Jayasinghe (SRI) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
29 July, 9:00
 Ratchanok Inthanon (THA) 21–13
21–5
 Thilini Jayasinghe (SRI)
30 July, 13:42
 Telma Santos (POR) 21–9
21–11
 Thilini Jayasinghe (SRI)
31 July, 13:42
 Ratchanok Inthanon (THA) 21–12
21–6
 Telma Santos (POR)

Group N[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Juliane Schenk (GER) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Kristina Gavnholt (CZE) 2 1 1 2 3 1
 Larisa Griga (UKR) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
28 July, 20:52
 Juliane Schenk (GER) 21–18
21–14
 Kristina Gavnholt (CZE)
29 July, 19:44
 Larisa Griga (UKR) 13–21
21–15
15–21
 Kristina Gavnholt (CZE)
30 July, 20:17
 Juliane Schenk (GER) 21–12
21–14
 Larisa Griga (UKR)

Group O[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Adriyanti Firdasari (INA) 2 2 0 4 1 2
 Petya Nedelcheva (BUL) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Alesia Zaitsava (BLR) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
29 July, 18:30
 Petya Nedelcheva (BUL) 21–7
21–19
 Alesia Zaitsava (BLR)
30 July, 9:09
 Adriyanti Firdasari (INA) 21–10
16–21
21–14
 Alesia Zaitsava (BLR)
31 July, 19:05
 Petya Nedelcheva (BUL) 10–21
15–21
 Adriyanti Firdasari (INA)

Group P[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Wang Xin (CHN) 1 1 0 2 0 1
 Rena Wang (USA) 1 0 1 0 2 0
30 July, 8:30
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
 Wang Xin (CHN) 21–8
21–6
 Rena Wang (USA)

Finals[edit]

Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
A1   Wang Yihan (CHN) 15 21 21  
B1   Bae Youn-joo (KOR) 21 14 14     A1   Wang Yihan (CHN) 21 21    
C1   Cheng Shao-chieh (TPE) 21 21     C1   Cheng Shao-chieh (TPE) 14 11    
D1   Gu Juan (SIN) 18 10         A1   Wang Yihan (CHN) 21 21    
E1   Saina Nehwal (IND) 21 21         E1   Saina Nehwal (IND) 13 13    
F1   Yao Jie (NED) 14 16       E1   Saina Nehwal (IND) 21 22  
G1   Tine Baun (DEN) 14       G1   Tine Baun (DEN) 15 20    
H1   Sayaka Sato (JPN) 15r           A1   Wang Yihan (CHN) 15 23 17
I1   Pi Hongyan (FRA) 21 12 16       L1   Li Xuerui (CHN) 21 21 21
J1   Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 13 21 21     J1   Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 12 20    
K1   Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 16 21     L1   Li Xuerui (CHN) 21 22    
L1   Li Xuerui (CHN) 21 23         L1   Li Xuerui (CHN) 22 21  
M1   R. Inthanon (THA) 21 21         P1   Wang Xin (CHN) 20 18    
N1   Juliane Schenk (GER) 16 15       M1   R. Inthanon (THA) 21 18 14 Third place
O1   Adriyanti Firdasari (INA) 15 8     P1   Wang Xin (CHN) 17 21 21   E1   Saina Nehwal (IND) 18 0  
P1   Wang Xin (CHN) 21 21     P1   Wang Xin (CHN) 21 1 (r)  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Draw announced for Olympic Badminton competition". london2012.com. 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "LIVE DRAW: London 2012 Olympic Games". bwfbadminton.org. 23 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Women’s singles competition format. Accessed 2 May 2012.

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