The Indonesian pairing of Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir dominated Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying Wednesday in the Olympic badminton mixed doubles final, 21-14, 21-12, en route to winning gold. Despite Indonesia’s rich history in badminton, Wednesday marked its first Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles.
Consequently, who won Rio 2016 badminton?
One may also ask, what is mixed double in badminton?
uncountable noun [oft the NOUN] In some sports, such as tennis and badminton, mixed doubles is a match in which a man and a woman play as partners against another man and woman. They won the mixed doubles at the French Open.
Who is No 1 badminton player in the world?
BWF World Rankings
|RANK||COUNTRY / TERRITORY||PLAYER|
|4||TPE||CHOU Tien Chen|
|BWF World Rankings (Women’s singles) as of 3 August 2021|
|1||Chinese Taipei||Tai Tzu-ying|
Whilst badminton is a minority sport in the US it is widely played in Britain, Denmark, Sweden, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and several other countries. Britain alone has 4 million players, about 8% of the population. As a spectator sport it is very popular in the far east.
|2008 Beijing||Lin Dan China||Lee Chong Wei Malaysia|
|2012 London||Lin Dan China||Lee Chong Wei Malaysia|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||Chen Long China||Lee Chong Wei Malaysia|
|2020 Tokyo||Viktor Axelsen Denmark||Chen Long China|
Cricket’s road to its Olympic debut was eventful. Originally slated to be included in the inaugural modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, it was scrapped due to a lack of participants. … Unfortunately, both the Netherlands and Belgium withdrew from the cricket after their bid to co-host the Olympics was turned down.
The concept was a late addition to the sport of curling, with the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship being first held in 2008 and the 2018 Winter Olympics being the first time it was given Olympic status.
|Champions||Victoria Azarenka Max Mirnyi|
|Runners-up||Laura Robson Andy Murray|
|Final score||2–6, 6–3, [10–8]|