Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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Badminton
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Venue Pavelló de la Mar Bella
Dates 28 July – 4 August 1992
No. of events 4 (2 men, 2 women)
Competitors 177 from 36 nations
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Badminton had its debut as an official medal sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics. It was held from 28 July to 4 August 1992. Four events were held in the first competition of the sport: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, and women's doubles. Badminton was contested in the Pavelló de la Mar Bella. 36 nations entered competitors, with a total of 177 entrants. Asian nations won fifteen of the sixteen medals, with their dominance being broken only by Denmark's bronze medal in the men's singles.

The tournament was single-elimination. Matches consisted of three sets, with sets being to 15 except in women's singles, where sets were to 11. No playoffs were contested for semi-final losers, meaning that two bronze medals were awarded in each event. Similarly, all four players/pairs defeated in the quarterfinals for each event were awarded fifth place. Men's Singles and Women's Singles champions (Alan Budikusuma and Susi Susanti) are now married to each other.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Alan Budikusuma
 Indonesia
Ardy Wiranata
 Indonesia
Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen
 Denmark
Hermawan Susanto
 Indonesia
Women's singles
details
Susi Susanti
 Indonesia
Bang Soo-hyun
 South Korea
Huang Hua
 China
Tang Jiuhong
 China
Men's doubles
details
Kim Moon-soo
and Park Joo-bong
 South Korea
Eddy Hartono
and Rudy Gunawan
 Indonesia
Li Yongbo
and Tian Bingyi
 China
Razif Sidek
and Jalani Sidek
 Malaysia
Women's doubles
details
Hwang Hye-young
and Chung So-young
 South Korea
Guan Weizhen
and Nong Qunhua
 China
Gil Young-ah
and Shim Eun-jung
 South Korea
Lin Yanfen
and Yao Fen
 China

Medal table[edit]

In 1992, there were no bronze medal matches to decide 3rd and 4th place. Both semifinal losers won bronze medals.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Indonesia 2 2 1 5
2  South Korea 2 1 1 4
3  China 0 1 4 5
4  Denmark 0 0 1 1
5  Malaysia 0 0 1 1

Results[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

The men's singles resulted in the only non-Asian medallist, Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen of Denmark. 57 players from 32 nations competed in men's singles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
China Zhao Jianhua 2 17 14
Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 15 14 17
Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 15 9 9
Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 10 15 15
Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15 15
Denmark Høyer Larsen 10 12
Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 12 13
Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 15 18
Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 15 15
South Korea Kim Hak-kyun 9 4
Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 18 15
Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 14 8
Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 15 15
Malaysia Rashid Sidek 2 8

Women's singles[edit]

The winner of the women's singles competition received the first official badminton medal in Olympic history. It was also the first gold medal for Indonesia, which before had only won one silver (in archery). 52 players from 27 nations competed in women's singles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
Indonesia Susi Susanti 11 11
Thailand Somharuthai Jaroensiri 6 1
Indonesia Susi Susanti 11 11
China Huang Hua 4 1
China Huang Hua 11 10 11
South Korea Lee Heung-soon 3 12 0
Indonesia Susi Susanti 5 11 11
South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 5 3
Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 2 11 11
South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 3 12
South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 11
China Tang Jiuhong 3 2
Australia Anna Lao 1 9
China Tang Jiuhong 11 11

Men's doubles[edit]

Malaysia won its first Olympic medal in the men's doubles competitions in badminton. 30 pairs from 21 nations competed in men's doubles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
15 15
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
7 4
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
15 15
Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
11 13
Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15 15
Japan Shuji Matsuno
Japan Shinji Matsuura
5 4
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
15 15
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
11 7
China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
15 12 17
Denmark Jan Paulsen
Denmark Henrik Svarrer
11 15 14
China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
9 8
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
15 15
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
15 18
South Korea Lee Sang-bok
South Korea Shon Jin-hwan
4 15

Women's doubles[edit]

29 pairs from 20 nations competed in women's doubles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
South Korea Chung So-young
15 15
United Kingdom Julie Bradbury
United Kingdom Gillian Clark
5 5
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
South Korea Chung So-young
15 15
China Lin Yan Fen
China Yao Fen
8 9
China Lin Yan Fen
China Yao Fen
18 15
Australia Anna Lao
Australia Rhonda Cator
13 5
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
South Korea Chung So-young
18 12 15
China Guan Weizhen
China Nong Qunhua
16 15 13
South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Shim Eun-jung
15 15
Indonesia Finarsih
Indonesia Lili Tampi
8 3
South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Shim Eun-jung
12 15 8
China Guan Weizhen
China Nong Qunhua
15 2 15
China Guan Weizhen
China Nong Qunhua
15 15
Sweden Catrine Bengtsson
Sweden Maria Bengtsson
4 9

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