Badminton at the Asian Games

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Badminton has been one of the regular Asian Games sports since 1962 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

History[edit]

Badminton made its debut in the Asian Games as a demonstration sport at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan, and became a regular competitive sport in 1962.[1] In the 1962 Games, six events were held, with singles, doubles and team event for both men and women. The mixed doubles event was added in 1966 Asian Games. There was a playoff between the two semifinal losers to determine the sole winner of the bronze medal in 1962; but since 1966, two bronze medals per event are awarded in each event (except in 1974).

Competition[edit]

Asian Games badminton consists of a single-elimination tournament. Each match is played to the best of three games, each game is of 21 points. Rally scoring is used, meaning a player does not need to be serving to score. A player must win by two points or be the first player to 30 points.[2]

Editions[edit]

Games Year Host city Best nation
IV 1962 Jakarta, Indonesia  Indonesia
V 1966 Bangkok, Thailand  Indonesia
VI 1970 Bangkok, Thailand  Japan
VII 1974 Tehran, Iran  China
VIII 1978 Bangkok, Thailand  Indonesia
IX 1982 New Delhi, India  China
X 1986 Seoul, South Korea  China
XI 1990 Beijing, China  China
XII 1994 Hiroshima, Japan  South Korea
XIII 1998 Bangkok, Thailand  China
XIV 2002 Busan, South Korea  South Korea
XV 2006 Doha, Qatar  China
XVI 2010 Guangzhou, China  China
XVII 2014 Incheon, South Korea  China
XVIII 2018 JakartaPalembang, Indonesia  China

Events[edit]

Event 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
Men's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
Men's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
Men's team X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
Women's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
Women's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
Women's team X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
Mixed doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
Total 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)432935107
2 Indonesia (INA)28274499
3 South Korea (KOR)16173366
4 Japan (JPN)782540
5 Malaysia (MAS)782035
6 Thailand (THA)1111527
7 Hong Kong (HKG)1258
8 Chinese Taipei (TPE)1168
9 India (IND)01910
10 Myanmar (MYA)0011
 Pakistan (PAK)0011
 Singapore (SGP)0011
Totals (12 nations)104104195403

Participating nations[edit]

Nation 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
 Afghanistan 2 2 2
 Bahrain 2 1
 Cambodia X 3 2 3
 China 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 19 16 20 20 20 12
 Chinese Taipei X 8 16 4 9 20 20 20 8
 East Timor 2 2 2
 Hong Kong 4 8 6 8 6 6 8 8 10 10 13 12 18 20 14
 India X X X 12 1 2 10 17 15 20 10
 Indonesia 10 X X X X 12 14 16 16 16 12 16 20 18 20 15
 Iran X 4 2 2 2 5
 Iraq 1 1
 Japan X X X X X X 11 12 16 11 11 11 16 20 20 15
 Macau 2 4 6 10 4 5
 Malaysia 10 X X X X X 7 7 9 16 17 16 18 20 14 15
 Maldives 4 3 8 8 4
 Mongolia 4 2 4 4 4 5
 Myanmar X 1
 Nepal X X X X 8 1 5 8 8 9
 North Korea X 6 2
 Pakistan X X 2 6 2 4 8 7
 Philippines X X X X X 4 1 2 8
 Qatar 1 1
 Saudi Arabia 2 1
 Singapore X 3 2 12 2 6 6
 South Korea X X X X X 16 16 16 16 20 16 20 20 20 14
 Sri Lanka X 1 2 2 1 4 4 6 8
 Syria 1 4 2
 Thailand X X X X X X 5 12 13 16 12 16 20 20 20 15
 Vietnam 4 2 5 6 4
Number of nations 7 11 8 13 11 11 10 11 14 16 20 17 19 19
Number of athletes 98 101 112 132 120 162 190 221 224

List of medalists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badminton – History". doha-2006.com. Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 4 January 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Sports – Badminton". gz2010.cn. Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (GAGOC). 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011.

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