Badminton at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Badminton was one of two demonstration sports at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. It was the first time that the sport was part of the Olympic program, and it would become an official Olympic sport 20 years later at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Badminton
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
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VenueMunich, West Germany
Dates4 September 1972
No. of events4 (2 men, 1 women, 1 mixed)
Competitors25 (17 men, 8 women) from 11 nations

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Rudy Hartono
  Indonesia
Svend Pri
  Denmark
Sture Johnsson
  Sweden
Wolfgang Bochow
  West Germany
Women's singles
details
Noriko Nakayama
  Japan
Utami Dewi
  Indonesia
Gillian Gilks
  Great Britain
Hiroe Yuki
  Japan
Men's doubles
details
  Indonesia
Ade Chandra
Christian Hadinata
  Malaysia
Ng Boon Bee
Punch Gunalan
  Great Britain
Elliot Stuart
Derek Talbot
  West Germany
Willi Braun
Roland Maywald
Mixed doubles
details
  Great Britain
Derek Talbot
Gillian Gilks
  Denmark
Svend Pri
Ulla Strand
  West Germany
Roland Maywald
Brigitte Steden
  Indonesia
Christian Hadinata
Utami Dewi

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Indonesia2114
2  Great Britain1023
3  Japan1012
4  Denmark0202
5  Malaysia0101
6  West Germany0033
7  Sweden0011
Totals (7 nations)44816

Event resultsEdit

25 participants from 11 countries took part in four events. Several entries in the doubles events were mixed teams of players from different nations, a practice not allowed in official medal events at the Olympic Games since 1904. All competition took place on September 4.

Men's singlesEdit

1st round Semifinals Final
               
1   Rudy Hartono (INA) 15 14 15
8   Jamie Paulson (CAN) 12 18 3
  Rudy Hartono (INA) 15 15
  Sture Johnsson (SWE) 2 4
4   Sture Johnsson (SWE) 15 15
5   Suresh Goel (IND) 5 8
  Rudy Hartono (INA) 15 15
  Svend Pri (DEN) 6 1
3   Svend Pri (DEN) 15 15
6   Bandid Jaiyen (THA) 11 2
  Svend Pri (DEN) 9 15 15
  Wolfgang Bochow (FRG) 15 9 8
2   Wolfgang Bochow (FRG) 15 15
7   Tan Aik Mong (MAS) 10 5

Men's doublesEdit

1st round Semifinals Final
               
1   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata (INA)
15 15
8   Tan Aik Mong (MAS)
  Bandid Jaiyen (THA)
7 1
  Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata (INA)
15 15
  Elliot Stuart
  Derek Talbot (GBR)
8 12
4   Elliot Stuart
  Derek Talbot (GBR)
15 15
5   Wolfgang Bochow (FRG)
  Jamie Paulson (CAN)
3 9
  Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata (INA)
15 2 15
  Ng Boon Bee
  Punch Gunalan (MAS)
4 15 11
3   Ng Boon Bee
  Punch Gunalan (MAS)
15 15
6   Ippei Kojima (JPN)
  Suresh Goel (IND)
8 1
  Ng Boon Bee
  Punch Gunalan (MAS)
12 15 15
  Willi Braun
  Roland Maywald (FRG)
15 10 11
2   Willi Braun
  Roland Maywald (FRG)
7 bye

Women's singlesEdit

1st round Semifinals Final
               
1   Noriko Nakayama (JPN) 11 11
8   Ulla Strand (DEN) 5 9
  Noriko Nakayama (JPN) 11 8 11
  Gillian Gilks (GBR) 3 11 9
4   Gillian Gilks (GBR) 11 11
5   Brigitte Steden (FRG) 9 6
  Noriko Nakayama (JPN) 11 11
  Utami Dewi (INA) 5 3
3   Utami Dewi (INA) 11 11
6   Eva Twedberg (SWE) 7 8
  Utami Dewi (INA) 11 11
  Hiroe Yuki (JPN) 5 9
2   Hiroe Yuki (JPN) 11 11
7   Joke van Beusekom (NED) 3 2

Mixed doublesEdit

1st round Semifinals Final
               
1   Derek Talbot
  Gillian Gilks (GBR)
15 15
8   Ippei Kojima
  Noriko Nakayama (JPN)
9 4
  Derek Talbot
  Gillian Gilks (GBR)
15 15
  Roland Maywald
  Brigitte Steden (FRG)
10 8
4   Roland Maywald
  Brigitte Steden (FRG)
15 15
5   Sture Johnsson
  Eva Twedberg (SWE)
7 11
  Derek Talbot
  Gillian Gilks (GBR)
15 18
  Svend Pri
  Ulla Strand (DEN)
6 16
3   Svend Pri
  Ulla Strand (DEN)
6 bye
  Svend Pri
  Ulla Strand (DEN)
15 15
  Christian Hadinata
  Utami Dewi (INA)
12 10
2   Christian Hadinata
  Utami Dewi (INA)
15 15 15
7   Elliot Stuart (GBR)
  Joke van Beusekom (NED)
9 17 2

ReferencesEdit

  • Ed. Herbert Kunze (ed.). The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 3: The competitions (PDF) (PDF). München: proSport GmbH & Co. pp. 528–529. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2012.