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 medalists 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]

Men's Singles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
details
Alan Budikusuma
 Indonesia
Ardy Wiranata
 Indonesia
Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen
 Denmark
Hermawan Susanto
 Indonesia
1996 Atlanta
details
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
 Denmark
Dong Jiong
 China
Rashid Sidek
 Malaysia
2000 Sydney
details
Ji Xinpeng
 China
Hendrawan
 Indonesia
Xia Xuanze
 China
2004 Athens
details
Taufik Hidayat
 Indonesia
Shon Seung-mo
 South Korea
Sony Dwi Kuncoro
 Indonesia
2008 Beijing
details
Lin Dan
 China
Lee Chong Wei
 Malaysia
Chen Jin
 China
2012 London
details
Lin Dan
 China
Lee Chong Wei
 Malaysia
Chen Long
 China
2016 Rio
details
Chen Long
 China
Lee Chong Wei
 Malaysia
Viktor Axelsen
 Denmark
2020 Tokyo
details

Men's Doubles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
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
1996 Atlanta
details
Rexy Mainaky
and Ricky Subagja
 Indonesia
Cheah Soon Kit
and Yap Kim Hock
 Malaysia
Antonius Ariantho
and Denny Kantono
 Indonesia
2000 Sydney
details
Tony Gunawan
and Candra Wijaya
 Indonesia
Lee Dong-soo
and Yoo Yong-sung
 South Korea
Ha Tae-kwon
and Kim Dong-moon
 South Korea
2004 Athens
details
Ha Tae-kwon
and Kim Dong-moon
 South Korea
Lee Dong-soo
and Yoo Yong-sung
 South Korea
Eng Hian
and Flandy Limpele
 Indonesia
2008 Beijing
details
Markis Kido
and Hendra Setiawan
 Indonesia
Cai Yun
and Fu Haifeng
 China
Hwang Ji-man
and Lee Jae-jin
 South Korea
2012 London
details
Cai Yun
and Fu Haifeng
 China
Mathias Boe
and Carsten Mogensen
 Denmark
Jung Jae-sung
and Lee Yong-dae
 South Korea
2016 Rio
details
Zhang Nan
and Fu Haifeng
 China
Goh V Shem
and Tan Wee Kiong
 Malaysia
Chris Langridge
and Marcus Ellis
 Great Britain
2020 Tokyo
details

Women[edit]

Women's Singles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
details
Susi Susanti
 Indonesia
Bang Soo-hyun
 South Korea
Huang Hua
 China
Tang Jiuhong
 China
1996 Atlanta
details
Bang Soo-hyun
 South Korea
Mia Audina
 Indonesia
Susi Susanti
 Indonesia
2000 Sydney
details
Gong Zhichao
 China
Camilla Martin
 Denmark
Ye Zhaoying
 China
2004 Athens
details
Zhang Ning
 China
Mia Audina
 Netherlands
Zhou Mi
 China
2008 Beijing
details
Zhang Ning
 China
Xie Xingfang
 China
Maria Kristin Yulianti
 Indonesia
2012 London
details
Li Xuerui
 China
Wang Yihan
 China
Saina Nehwal
 India
2016 Rio
details
Carolina Marín
 Spain
P. V. Sindhu
 India
Nozomi Okuhara
 Japan
2020 Tokyo
details

Women's Doubles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona
details
Chung So-young
and Hwang Hye-young
 South Korea
Guan Weizhen
and Nong Qunhua
 China
Gil Young-ah
and Shim Eun-jung
 South Korea
Lin Yanfen
and Yao Fen
 China
1996 Atlanta
details
Ge Fei
and Gu Jun
 China
Gil Young-ah
and Jang Hye-ock
 South Korea
Qin Yiyuan
and Tang Yongshu
 China
2000 Sydney
details
Ge Fei
and Gu Jun
 China
Huang Nanyan
and Yang Wei
 China
Gao Ling
and Qin Yiyuan
 China
2004 Athens
details
Yang Wei
and Zhang Jiewen
 China
Gao Ling
and Huang Sui
 China
Lee Kyung-won
and Ra Kyung-min
 South Korea
2008 Beijing
details
Du Jing
and Yu Yang
 China
Lee Hyo-jung
and Lee Kyung-won
 South Korea
Wei Yili
and Zhang Yawen
 China
2012 London
details
Tian Qing
and Zhao Yunlei
 China
Mizuki Fujii
and Reika Kakiiwa
 Japan
Valeria Sorokina
and Nina Vislova
 Russia
2016 Rio
details
Misaki Matsutomo
and Ayaka Takahashi
 Japan
Christinna Pedersen
and Kamilla Rytter Juhl
 Denmark
Jung Kyung-eun
and Shin Seung-chan
 South Korea
2020 Tokyo
details

Mixed[edit]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Atlanta
details
Kim Dong-moon
and Gil Young-ah
 South Korea
Park Joo-bong
and Ra Kyung-min
 South Korea
Liu Jianjun
and Sun Man
 China
2000 Sydney
details
Zhang Jun
and Gao Ling
 China
Tri Kusharjanto
and Minarti Timur
 Indonesia
Simon Archer
and Joanne Goode
 Great Britain
2004 Athens
details
Zhang Jun
and Gao Ling
 China
Nathan Robertson
and Gail Emms
 Great Britain
Jens Eriksen
and Mette Schjoldager
 Denmark
2008 Beijing
details
Lee Yong-dae
and Lee Hyo-jung
 South Korea
Nova Widianto
and Liliyana Natsir
 Indonesia
He Hanbin
and Yu Yang
 China
2012 London
details
Zhang Nan
and Zhao Yunlei
 China
Xu Chen
and Ma Jin
 China
Joachim Fischer Nielsen
and Christinna Pedersen
 Denmark
2016 Rio
details
Tontowi Ahmad
and Liliyana Natsir
 Indonesia
Chan Peng Soon
and Goh Liu Ying
 Malaysia
Zhang Nan
and Zhao Yunlei
 China
2020 Tokyo
details

Statistics[edit]

Medalist medal leaders[edit]

Medalist Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gao Ling  China (CHN) 2000–2008 2 1 1 4
Fu Haifeng  China (CHN) 2008–2016 2 1 0 3
Kim Dong-moon  South Korea (KOR) 1996–2004 2 0 1 3
Zhang Nan  China (CHN) 2012–2016 2 0 1 3
Zhao Yunlei  China (CHN) 2012–2016 2 0 1 3
Lin Dan  China (CHN) 2008–2012 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
Gil Young-ah  South Korea (KOR) 1992–1996 1 1 1 3
Liliyana Natsir  Indonesia (INA) 2008–2016 1 1 0 2
Cai Yun  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
Ha Tae-kwon  South Korea (KOR) 2000–2004 1 0 1 2
Susi Susanti  Indonesia (INA) 1992–1996 1 0 1 2
Yu Yang  China (CHN) 2008 1 0 1 2
Chen Long  China (CHN) 2012–2016 1 0 1 2
Alan Budikusuma  Indonesia (INA) 1992 1 0 0 1
Ricky Subagja  Indonesia (INA) 1996 1 0 0 1
Rexy Mainaky  Indonesia (INA) 1996 1 0 0 1
Candra Wijaya  Indonesia (INA) 2000 1 0 0 1
Tony Gunawan  Indonesia (INA) 2000 1 0 0 1
Taufik Hidayat  Indonesia (INA) 2000–2012 1 0 0 1
Markis Kido  Indonesia (INA) 2008 1 0 0 1
Hendra Setiawan  Indonesia (INA) 2008–2016 1 0 0 1
Tantowi Ahmad  Indonesia (INA) 2012–2016 1 0 0 1
Lee Chong Wei  Malaysia (MAS) 2008–2016 0 3 0 3
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 16 Total
 China (CHN) 5 4 8 5 8 8 3 41
 Indonesia (INA) 5 4 3 3 3 1 19
 South Korea (KOR) 4 4 2 4 3 1 1 19
 Malaysia (MAS) 1 2 1 1 3 8
 Denmark (DEN) 1 1 1 1 2 2 8
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 1 3
 Japan (JPN) 1 2 3
 India (IND) 1 1 2
 Netherlands (NED) 1 1
 Russia (RUS) 1 1
 Spain (ESP) 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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