Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

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Women's singles
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Venue Riocentro – Pavilion 4
Date 11–19 August
Competitors 40 from 35 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Carolina Marín  Spain
2nd, silver medalist(s) P. V. Sindhu  India
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nozomi Okuhara  Japan
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The badminton women's singles tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games took place from 11 to 19 August at Riocentro – Pavilion 4. On July 21, the seeding was decided.[1]

The event was won by two time and reigning world champion Carolina Marín of Spain who defeated P. V. Sindhu of India. Nozomi Okuhara of Japan won the bronze medal after China's Li Xuerui was forced to withdraw. This was the first medal of any colour for Spain in Olympic badminton and this was also the first time the China failed to make to the podium since 1996.

The medals were presented by Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs, IOC member, Spain and David Cabello, Executive Board Member of the BWF.

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. Parentheses indicates the stage the player was eliminated.[1]

Results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Carolina Marín (ESP) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Line Kjærsfeldt (DEN) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Nanna Vainio (FIN) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 11:55
 Carolina Marín (ESP) 21–6
21–4
 Nanna Vainio (FIN)
12 August, 15:30
 Line Kjærsfeldt (DEN) 21–9
21–8
 Nanna Vainio (FIN)
13 August, 19:30
 Carolina Marín (ESP) 21–16
21–13
 Line Kjærsfeldt (DEN)

Group C[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Liang Xiaoyu (SIN) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Delphine Lansac (FRA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 10:45
 Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 21–13
21–14
 Delphine Lansac (FRA)
13 August, 09:35
 Liang Xiaoyu (SIN) 21–7
21–15
 Delphine Lansac (FRA)
14 August, 09:40
 Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 21–17
21–11
 Liang Xiaoyu (SIN)

Group D[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Linda Zechiri (BUL) 2 2 0 4 1 2
 Kirsty Gilmour (GBR) 2 1 1 3 2 1
 Sabrina Jaquet (SUI) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 21:05
 Kirsty Gilmour (GBR) 21–17
21–15
 Sabrina Jaquet (SUI)
13 August, 21:05
 Linda Zechiri (BUL) 21–17
21–15
 Sabrina Jaquet (SUI)
14 August, 19:30
 Kirsty Gilmour (GBR) 21–12
17–21
16–21
 Linda Zechiri (BUL)

Group E[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Li Xuerui (CHN) 3 3 0 6 0 3
 Iris Wang (USA) 3 2 1 4 4 2
 Lianne Tan (BEL) 3 1 2 3 4 1
 Telma Santos (POR) 3 0 3 1 6 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 19:55
 Iris Wang (USA) 21–17
20–22
21–14
 Lianne Tan (BEL)
11 August, 19:55
 Li Xuerui (CHN) 21–12
21–7
 Telma Santos (POR)
12 August, 19:30
 Iris Wang (USA) 18–21
21–10
21–12
 Telma Santos (POR)
12 August, 20:30
 Li Xuerui (CHN) 21–11
21–11
 Lianne Tan (BEL)
14 August, 15:55
 Li Xuerui (CHN) 21–16
21–12
 Iris Wang (USA)
14 August, 19:55
 Lianne Tan (BEL) 21–16
21–18
 Telma Santos (POR)

Group G[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Marija Ulitina (UKR) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Saina Nehwal (IND) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Lohaynny Vicente (BRA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 11:20
 Saina Nehwal (IND) 21–17
21–17
 Lohaynny Vicente (BRA)
13 August, 11:55
 Marija Ulitina (UKR) 21–13
21–13
 Lohaynny Vicente (BRA)
14 August, 08:55
 Saina Nehwal (IND) 18–21
19–21
 Marija Ulitina (UKR)

Group H[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Kate Foo Kune (MRI) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Wendy Chen Hsuan-yu (AUS) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 20:30
 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 21–14
21–15
 Wendy Chen Hsuan-yu (AUS)
13 August, 19:55
 Kate Foo Kune (MRI) 21–16
21–19
 Wendy Chen Hsuan-yu (AUS)
14 August, 21:05
 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 21–7
21–18
 Kate Foo Kune (MRI)

Group I[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Bae Yeon-ju (KOR) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Özge Bayrak (TUR) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Jeanine Cicognini (ITA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 19:55
 Bae Yeon-ju (KOR) 21–11
21–8
 Jeanine Cicognini (ITA)
13 August, 15:30
 Özge Bayrak (TUR) 21–14
21–9
 Jeanine Cicognini (ITA)
14 August, 16:40
 Bae Yeon-ju (KOR) 21–11
21–7
 Özge Bayrak (TUR)

Group J[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Vũ Thị Trang (VIE) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Lindaweni Fanetri (INA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 08:00
 Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 21–10
21–8
 Vũ Thị Trang (VIE)
13 August, 11:20
 Lindaweni Fanetri (INA) 12–21
11–21
 Vũ Thị Trang (VIE)
14 August, 10:05
 Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 21–12
21–12
 Lindaweni Fanetri (INA)

Group K[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 2 2 0 4 1 2
 Tee Jing Yi (MAS) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Kristína Gavnholt (CZE) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 10:45
 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 20–22
21–12
21–15
 Kristína Gavnholt (CZE)
13 August, 08:25
 Tee Jing Yi (MAS) 22–20
21–15
 Kristína Gavnholt (CZE)
14 August, 08:30
 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 21–18
21–5
 Tee Jing Yi (MAS)

Group L[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Kati Tolmoff (EST) 2 1 1 2 3 1
 Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 08:25
 Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 21–14
21–13
 Kati Tolmoff (EST)
12 August, 09:00
 Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 21–5
13–21
19–21
 Kati Tolmoff (EST)
14 August, 08:30
 Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 21–18
21–12
 Yip Pui Yin (HKG)

Group M[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 P. V. Sindhu (IND) 2 2 0 4 1 2
 Michelle Li (CAN) 2 1 1 3 2 1
 Laura Sárosi (HUN) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 10:10
 P. V. Sindhu (IND) 21–8
21–9
 Laura Sárosi (HUN)
13 August, 16:40
 Michelle Li (CAN) 21–11
21–8
 Laura Sárosi (HUN)
14 August, 11:15
 P. V. Sindhu (IND) 19–21
21–15
21–17
 Michelle Li (CAN)

Group N[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Natalia Perminova (RUS) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Elisabeth Baldauf (AUT) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 11:20
 Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 21–11
21–9
 Elisabeth Baldauf (AUT)
13 August, 19:30
 Natalia Perminova (RUS) 21–17
21–8
 Elisabeth Baldauf (AUT)
14 August, 20:30
 Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 21–12
21–9
 Natalia Perminova (RUS)

Group P[edit]

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
 Wang Yihan (CHN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
 Karin Schnaase (GER) 2 1 1 2 2 1
 Chloe Magee (IRL) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 09:00
 Wang Yihan (CHN) 21–7
21–12
 Chloe Magee (IRL)
12 August, 21:05
 Karin Schnaase (GER) 21–14
21–19
 Chloe Magee (IRL)
14 August, 15:30
 Wang Yihan (CHN) 21–11
21–16
 Karin Schnaase (GER)

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Carolina Marín (ESP)2121
 
 
 
 Sung Ji-hyun (KOR)1216
 
 Sung Ji-hyun (KOR)2121
 
 
 
 Linda Zechiri (BUL)1512
 
 Carolina Marín (ESP)2121
 
 
 Li Xuerui (CHN)1416
 
 
 
 
 
 Li Xuerui (CHN)2121
 
 
 
 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA)1217
 
 Marija Ulitina (UKR)1416
 
 
 
 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA)2121
 
 Carolina Marín (ESP)192121
 
 
 
 P. V. Sindhu (IND)211215
 
 Bae Yeon-ju (KOR)67
 
 
 
 Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)2121
 
 Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)112121
 
 
 
 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN)211710
 
 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN)2121
 
 
 
 Ratchanok Intanon (THA)1916
 
 Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)1910
 
 
 
 P. V. Sindhu (IND)2121Bronze medal match
 
 P. V. Sindhu (IND)2121
 
  
 
 Tai Tzu-ying (TPE)1315
 
 P. V. Sindhu (IND)2221 Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)w/o
 
 
 Wang Yihan (CHN)2019 Li Xuerui (CHN)
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lee, Marin Lead Seedings". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 22 July 2016.