List of Olympic medalists in badminton

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Lin Dan won consecutive golds in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Badminton is a sport contested at the Summer Olympic Games. Badminton was first held as a demonstration sport at the 1972 Summer Olympics, and was an exhibition sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics; the men's and women's singles and doubles have been held at every Summer Olympics since the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1] The mixed doubles badminton tournament started in the 1996 Summer Olympics.[2]

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings are used to determine the qualification of the players for the tournament. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, each singles tournament had 38 competitors, while each doubles tournament had 16 pairs.[3] All players or pairs from the top 16 places on the BWF rankings automatically qualify, although each National Olympic Committee (NOC) can send less than three players or pairs in each tournament. The top 64 then qualify with the caveat that each NOC can send only two players/pairs from that portion of the list. Players and pairs ranked below the 64th place only qualify if they are the highest-ranked competitor from their nation. Two places each in the men's and women's singles will be determined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Tripartite Commission. The host nation, if it has not already qualified two competitors, receives at least either two singles players or one pair.[4] The rules used in the tournament are the same as the BWF rules.[5]

Gao Ling is the all-time leader for the most Olympic medals in badminton, with two gold, one silver, and one bronze; Kim Dong-moon (two gold, one bronze) and Gil Young-ah (one of each) are second for the most medals in badminton, each with three. Gao, Kim, and Zhang Jun are the all-time leaders for the most gold medal wins, with two.[6] In the 1992 Summer Olympics, Jalani and Razif Sidek were the first Malaysian Olympic medalists since Malaysia first participated the 1964 Summer Olympics.[7] Mia Audina won her first silver in the 1996 Olympics representing Indonesia, but won her second silver in the 2004 Summer Olympics with the Netherlands.[8] In the 2000 Summer Olympics, China swept the women's doubles tournament, winning all three medals, making it the only sweep in Olympic badminton history.[9] China has been the most successful nation in badminton, winning 38 medals; 28 of them were from the women's singles and doubles and mixed doubles tournaments. Indonesia (18 medals) and South Korea (18 medals) are the only other nations to have more than seven medals. As of the 2008 Summer Olympics, 76 medals (24 gold, 24 silver, and 28 bronze) have been awarded to 96 athletes from 7 NOCs.[10] There were four additional bronze medal winners in the 1992 Summer Olympics because no bronze medal matches were played in any of the four tournaments.[11]


Table of contents
Men

SinglesDoubles

Women

SinglesDoubles

Mixed doubles

Statistics    See also    References

Men[edit]

Singles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
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 Alan Budikusuma (INA)  Ardy Wiranata (INA)  Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen (DEN)
 Hermawan Susanto (INA)
1996 Atlanta
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 Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (DEN)  Dong Jiong (CHN)  Rashid Sidek (MAS)
2000 Sydney
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 Ji Xinpeng (CHN)  Hendrawan (INA)  Xia Xuanze (CHN)
2004 Athens
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 Taufik Hidayat (INA)  Shon Seung-mo (KOR)  Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA)
2008 Beijing
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 Lin Dan (CHN)  Lee Chong Wei (MAS)  Chen Jin (CHN)
2012 London
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 Lin Dan (CHN)  Lee Chong Wei (MAS)  Chen Long (CHN)

Doubles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
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 Kim Moon-soo
and Park Joo-bong (KOR)
 Rudy Gunawan
and Eddy Hartono (INA)
 Li Yongbo
and Tian Bingyi (CHN)
 Razif Sidek
and Jalani Sidek (MAS)
1996 Atlanta
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 Rexy Mainaky
and Ricky Subagja (INA)
 Cheah Soon Kit
and Yap Kim Hock (MAS)
 Antonius Ariantho
and Denny Kantono (INA)
2000 Sydney
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 Tony Gunawan
and Candra Wijaya (INA)
 Lee Dong-soo
and Yoo Yong-sung (KOR)
 Ha Tae-kwon
and Kim Dong-moon (KOR)
2004 Athens
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 Ha Tae-kwon
and Kim Dong-moon (KOR)
 Lee Dong-soo
and Yoo Yong-sung (KOR)
 Eng Hian
and Flandy Limpele (INA)
2008 Beijing
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 Markis Kido
and Hendra Setiawan (INA)
 Cai Yun
and Fu Haifeng (CHN)
 Hwang Ji-man
and Lee Jae-jin (KOR)
2012 London
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 Cai Yun
and Fu Haifeng (CHN)
 Mathias Boe
and Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
 Jung Jae-sung
and Lee Yong-dae (KOR)

Women[edit]

Singles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
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 Susi Susanti (INA)  Bang Soo-hyun (KOR)  Huang Hua (CHN)
 Tang Jiuhong (CHN)
1996 Atlanta
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 Bang Soo-hyun (KOR)  Mia Audina (INA)  Susi Susanti (INA)
2000 Sydney
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 Gong Zhichao (CHN)  Camilla Martin (DEN)  Ye Zhaoying (CHN)
2004 Athens
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 Zhang Ning (CHN)  Mia Audina (NED)  Zhou Mi (CHN)
2008 Beijing
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 Zhang Ning (CHN)  Xie Xingfang (CHN)  Maria Kristin Yulianti (INA)
2012 London
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 Li Xuerui (CHN)  Wang Yihan (CHN)  Saina Nehwal (IND)

Doubles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
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 Chung So-young
and Hwang Hye-young (KOR)
 Guan Weizhen
and Nong Qunhua (CHN)
 Gil Young-ah
and Shim Eun-jung (KOR)
 Lin Yanfen
and Yao Fen (CHN)
1996 Atlanta
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 Ge Fei
and Gu Jun (CHN)
 Gil Young-ah
and Jang Hye-ock (KOR)
 Qin Yiyuan
and Tang Yongshu (CHN)
2000 Sydney
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 Ge Fei
and Gu Jun (CHN)
 Huang Nanyan
and Yang Wei (CHN)
 Gao Ling
and Qin Yiyuan (CHN)
2004 Athens
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 Yang Wei
and Zhang Jiewen (CHN)
 Gao Ling
and Huang Sui (CHN)
 Lee Kyung-won
and Ra Kyung-min (KOR)
2008 Beijing
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 Du Jing
and Yu Yang (CHN)
 Lee Hyo-jung
and Lee Kyung-won (KOR)
 Wei Yili
and Zhang Yawen (CHN)
2012 London
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 Tian Qing
and Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
 Mizuki Fujii
and Reika Kakiiwa (JPN)
 Valeria Sorokina
and Nina Vislova (RUS)

Mixed doubles[edit]

Zhang Jun won two consecutive gold medals in 2000 to 2004, both with Gao Ling.
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Atlanta
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 Gil Young-ah
and Kim Dong-moon (KOR)
 Park Joo-bong
and Ra Kyung-min (KOR)
 Liu Jianjun
and Sun Man (CHN)
2000 Sydney
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 Gao Ling
and Zhang Jun (CHN)
 Tri Kusharjanto
and Minarti Timur (INA)
 Simon Archer
and Joanne Goode (GBR)
2004 Athens
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 Gao Ling
and Zhang Jun (CHN)
 Gail Emms
and Nathan Robertson (GBR)
 Jens Eriksen
and Mette Schjoldager (DEN)
2008 Beijing
details
 Lee Hyo-jung
and Lee Yong-dae (KOR)
 Lilyana Natsir
and Nova Widianto (INA)
 He Hanbin
and Yu Yang (CHN)
2012 London
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 Zhang Nan
and Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
 Xu Chen
and Ma Jin (CHN)
 Joachim Fischer Nielsen
and Christinna Pedersen (DEN)

Statistics[edit]

Athlete medal leaders[edit]

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gao Ling  China (CHN) 2000–2004 2 1 1 4
Kim Dong-moon  South Korea (KOR) 1996–2004 2 0 1 3
Gil Young-ah  South Korea (KOR) 1992–1996 1 1 1 3
Lin Dan  China (CHN) 2008–2012 2 0 0 2
Zhao Yunlei  China (CHN) 2012 2 0 0 2
Zhang Ning  China (CHN) 2004–2008 2 0 0 2
Zhang Jun  China (CHN) 2000–2004 2 0 0 2
Ge Fei  China (CHN) 1996–2000 2 0 0 2
Gu Jun  China (CHN) 1996–2000 2 0 0 2
Cai Yun  China (CHN) 2008–2012 1 1 0 2
Fu Haifeng  China (CHN) 2008–2012 1 1 0 2
Lee Hyo-jung  South Korea (KOR) 2008 1 1 0 2
Yang Wei  China (CHN) 2000–2004 1 1 0 2
Bang Soo-hyun  South Korea (KOR) 1992–1996 1 1 0 2
Park Joo-bong  South Korea (KOR) 1992–1996 1 1 0 2
Lee Yong-dae  South Korea (KOR) 2008–2012 1 0 1 2
Yu Yang  China (CHN) 2008 1 0 1 2
Ha Tae-kwon  South Korea (KOR) 2000–2004 1 0 1 2
Susi Susanti  Indonesia (INA) 1992–1996 1 0 1 2
Lee Chong Wei  Malaysia (MAS) 2008–2012 0 2 0 2
Lee Dong-soo  South Korea (KOR) 2000–2004 0 2 0 2
Mia Audina  Indonesia (INA)
 Netherlands (NED)
1996–2004 0 2 0 2
Yoo Yong-sung  South Korea (KOR) 2000–2004 0 2 0 2
Lee Kyung-won  South Korea (KOR) 2004–2008 0 1 1 2
Ra Kyung-min  South Korea (KOR) 1996–2004 0 1 1 2
Qin Yiyuan  China (CHN) 1996–2000 0 0 2 2

Medals per year[edit]

Nation 76–88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Total
 China (CHN) 5 4 8 5 8 8 38
 Indonesia (INA) 5 4 3 3 3 18
 South Korea (KOR) 4 4 2 4 3 1 18
 Denmark (DEN) 1 1 1 1 2 6
 Malaysia (MAS) 1 2 1 1 5
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 2
 India (IND) 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 1 1
 Russia (RUS) 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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