Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

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Men's singles
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueRiocentro - Pavilion 4
Date11–20 August
Competitors41 from 37 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Chen Long  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lee Chong Wei  Malaysia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Viktor Axelsen  Denmark
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The badminton men's singles tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games took place from 11 to 20 August at Riocentro - Pavilion 4. On July 21, the seeding was decided.[1]

The event was won by the reigning world champion, China's Chen Long who defeated Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia who was also runner up to Chen at the 2015 World Championships. This was Wei's third consecutive Olympic silver medal. In the bronze medal match Denmark's Viktor Axelsen defeated Lin Dan of China.

Competition format[edit]

The tournament started with a group phase round-robin followed by a knockout stage.

Seeds[edit]

A total of 13 players were given seeds.[1]

Results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Derek Wong Zi Liang (SIN) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Soren Opti (SUR) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 09:35
 Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 21–2
21–3
 Soren Opti (SUR)
12 August, 10:45
 Derek Wong Zi Liang (SIN) 21–5
21–6
 Soren Opti (SUR)
14 August, 08:55
 Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 21–18
21–8
 Derek Wong Zi Liang (SIN)

Group C[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Chou Tien-chen (TPE) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Misha Zilberman (ISR) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Yuhan Tan (BEL) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 20:30
 Chou Tien-chen (TPE) 21–9
21–11
 Misha Zilberman (ISR)
13 August, 17:25
 Yuhan Tan (BEL) 20–22
12–21
 Misha Zilberman (ISR)
14 August, 10:05
 Chou Tien-chen (TPE) 21–14
21–8
 Yuhan Tan (BEL)

Group D[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Hu Yun (HKG) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Pablo Abián (ESP) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Jaspar Yu Woon (BRU) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 19:55
 Hu Yun (HKG) 21–16
21–15
 Jaspar Yu Woon (BRU)
13 August, 20:30
 Pablo Abián (ESP) 21–12
21–10
 Jaspar Yu Woon (BRU)
14 August, 15:30
 Hu Yun (HKG) 21–18
21–19
 Pablo Abián (ESP)

Group E[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Lin Dan (CHN) 3 3 0 6 0 3
 Nguyễn Tiến Minh (VIE) 3 2 1 4 3 2
 Vladimir Malkov (RUS) 3 1 2 3 4 1
 David Obernosterer (AUT) 3 0 3 0 6 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 08:25
 Lin Dan (CHN) 21–5
21–11
 David Obernosterer (AUT)
11 August, 11:55
 Nguyễn Tiến Minh (VIE) 15–21
21–9
21–13
 Vladimir Malkov (RUS)
12 August, 09:00
 Lin Dan (CHN) 21–18
21–7
 Vladimir Malkov (RUS)
12 August, 20:30
 Nguyễn Tiến Minh (VIE) 21–18
21–14
 David Obernosterer (AUT)
14 August, 09:40
 Lin Dan (CHN) 21–7
21–12
 Nguyễn Tiến Minh (VIE)
14 August, 10:40
 Vladimir Malkov (RUS) 21–11
21–10
 David Obernosterer (AUT)

Group G[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Brice Leverdez (FRA) 2 1 1 2 3 1
 Raul Must (EST) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 16:40
 Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN) 21–8
21–15
 Raul Must (EST)
13 August, 20:30
 Brice Leverdez (FRA) 21–18
18–21
21–12
 Raul Must (EST)
14 August, 15:30
 Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN) 21–11
21–18
 Brice Leverdez (FRA)

Group H[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Srikanth Kidambi (IND) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Henri Hurskainen (SWE) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Lino Muñoz (MEX) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 21:05
 Srikanth Kidambi (IND) 21–11
21–17
 Lino Muñoz (MEX)
13 August, 15:55
 Henri Hurskainen (SWE) 21–12
21–11
 Lino Muñoz (MEX)
14 August, 10:40
 Srikanth Kidambi (IND) 21–6
21–18
 Henri Hurskainen (SWE)

Group I[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Rajiv Ouseph (GBR) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Sho Sasaki (JPN) 2 1 1 2 3 1
 Petr Koukal (CZE) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 19:55
 Rajiv Ouseph (GBR) 21–14
21–18
 Petr Koukal (CZE)
13 August, 10:10
 Sho Sasaki (JPN) 21–10
16–21
21–12
 Petr Koukal (CZE)
14 August, 10:05
 Rajiv Ouseph (GBR) 21–15
21–9
 Sho Sasaki (JPN)

Group J[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Tommy Sugiarto (INA) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Osleni Guerrero (CUB) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Howard Shu (USA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 08:00
 Tommy Sugiarto (INA) 21–14
21–10
 Howard Shu (USA)
13 August, 11:20
 Osleni Guerrero (CUB) 21–16
21–15
 Howard Shu (USA)
14 August, 08:55
 Tommy Sugiarto (INA) 21–12
21–14
 Osleni Guerrero (CUB)

Group K[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Scott Evans (IRL) 2 2 0 4 2 2
 Marc Zwiebler (GER) 2 1 1 3 2 1
 Ygor Coelho de Oliveira (BRA) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 11:20
 Marc Zwiebler (GER) 21–9
17–21
7–21
 Scott Evans (IRL)
13 August, 19:55
 Ygor Coelho de Oliveira (BRA) 8–21
21–19
8–21
 Scott Evans (IRL)
14 August, 15:55
 Marc Zwiebler (GER) 21–12
21–12
 Ygor Coelho de Oliveira (BRA)

Group L[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 2 1 1 2 3 1
 Lee Dong-keun (KOR) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 11:20
 Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 21–14
21–13
 Boonsak Ponsana (THA)
13 August, 09:35
 Lee Dong-keun (KOR) 19–21
21–17
16–21
 Boonsak Ponsana (THA)
14 August, 11:15
 Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 21–11
21–13
 Lee Dong-keun (KOR)

Group M[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Ng Ka Long (HKG) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Martin Giuffre (CAN) 2 1 1 2 3 1
 Pedro Martins (POR) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 19:30
 Ng Ka Long (HKG) 21–11
21–14
 Martin Giuffre (CAN)
13 August, 11:20
 Pedro Martins (POR) 21–14
22–24
6–21
 Martin Giuffre (CAN)
14 August, 09:40
 Ng Ka Long (HKG) 21–17
21–18
 Pedro Martins (POR)

Group N[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Son Wan-ho (KOR) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Jacob Maliekal (RSA) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Artem Pochtarev (UKR) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 19:30
 Son Wan-ho (KOR) 21–10
21–10
 Jacob Maliekal (RSA)
12 August, 19:55
 Artem Pochtarev (UKR) 18–21
19–21
 Jacob Maliekal (RSA)
14 August, 08:30
 Son Wan-ho (KOR) 21–9
21–15
 Artem Pochtarev (UKR)

Group P[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Chen Long (CHN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Niluka Karunaratne (SRI) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Adrian Dziółko (POL) 2 0 2 0 4 0
 Kevin Cordón (GUA) N/A
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 10:10
 Chen Long (CHN) 21–7
21–10
 Niluka Karunaratne (SRI)
11 August, 20:30
 Kevin Cordón (GUA) 21–18
10–21
13–21
 Adrian Dziółko (POL)
12 August, 19:30
 Kevin Cordón (GUA) w/o  Niluka Karunaratne (SRI)
13 August, 08:25
 Chen Long (CHN) 21–12
21–9
 Adrian Dziółko (POL)
14 August, 10:40
 Chen Long (CHN) w/o  Kevin Cordón (GUA)
14 August, 15:55
 Adrian Dziółko (POL) 19–21
22–24
 Niluka Karunaratne (SRI)

Finals[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Lee Chong Wei (MAS)2121
 
 
 
 Chou Tien-chen (TPE)915
 
 Chou Tien-chen (TPE)2121
 
 
 
 Hu Yun (HKG)1013
 
 Lee Chong Wei (MAS)152122
 
 
 Lin Dan (CHN)211120
 
 
 
 
 
 Lin Dan (CHN)211121
 
 
 
 Srikanth Kidambi (IND)62118
 
 Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN)1919
 
 
 
 Srikanth Kidambi (IND)2121
 
 Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 18 18
 
 
 
 Chen Long (CHN) 21 21
 
 Rajiv Ouseph (GBR)211421
 
 
 
 Tommy Sugiarto (INA)132116
 
 Rajiv Ouseph (GBR)1216
 
 
 
 Viktor Axelsen (DEN)2121
 
 Scott Evans (IRL)1612
 
 
 
 Viktor Axelsen (DEN)2121
 
 Viktor Axelsen (DEN)1415
 
 
 
 Chen Long (CHN)2121Bronze medal match
 
 Ng Ka Long (HKG)2117
 
  
 
 Son Wan-ho (KOR)2321
 
 Son Wan-ho (KOR)112111  Lin Dan (CHN)211017
 
 
 Chen Long (CHN)211821  Viktor Axelsen (DEN)152121
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lee, Marin Lead Seedings". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 24 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.