The badminton tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 11 to 20 August at the fourth pavilion of Riocentro. A total of 172 athletes competed in five events: men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
Secondly, who won the gold metal in the 2016 Rio Olympics for badminton male and female singles?
Hereof, who won the Olympics 2012 badminton?
|Athlete 1||Score||Athlete 2|
|28 July, 20:50|
|Saina Nehwal (IND)||21–4 21–14||Lianne Tan (BEL)|
Who is No 1 badminton player in the world?
BWF World Rankings
|RANK||COUNTRY / TERRITORY||PLAYER|
|4||TPE||CHOU Tien Chen|
My personal favorite, Legendary Chinese Badminton player Lin Dan is at the No. 1 spot and why not, he is regarded as the greatest men’s singles player of all time by many. By the age of 28 the smash king won all nine major titles in the international badminton and completed the “Super Grand Slam”.
Although Saina Nehwal still commands the head-to-head against PV Sindhu, having won everytime against the Rio silver medalist except once, it is Sindhu who fares better otherwise.
The badminton smash is considered the most powerful shot in badminton and is usually played on the forehand.
Host nation Japan is the last contingent to march into the National Stadium at the Parade of Nations. Japan will have over 500 athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics.
|2||Great Britain (GBR)||147|
|4||United States (USA)||115|
Rio 2016 Olympics Medal Table