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Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Badminton had its debut as an official medal sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics. It was held from 28 July to 4 August 1992. Four events were held in the first competition of the sport: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, and women's doubles. Badminton was contested in the Pavelló de la Mar Bella. 36 nations entered competitors, with a total of 177 entrants. Asian nations won fifteen of the sixteen medals, with their dominance being broken only by Denmark's bronze medal in the men's singles.

Badminton
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
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Venue Pavelló de la Mar Bella
Dates 28 July – 4 August 1992
No. of events 4 (2 men, 2 women)
Competitors 177 from 36 nations
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The tournament was single-elimination. Matches consisted of three sets, with sets being to 15 except in women's singles, where sets were to 11. No playoffs were contested for semi-final losers, meaning that two bronze medals were awarded in each event. Similarly, all four players/pairs defeated in the quarterfinals for each event were awarded fifth place. Men's Singles and Women's Singles champions (Alan Budikusuma and Susi Susanti) are now married to each other.

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MedallistsEdit

Medal tableEdit

In 1992, there were no bronze medal matches to decide 3rd and 4th place. Both semifinal losers won bronze medals.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Indonesia 2 2 1 5
2   South Korea 2 1 1 4
3   China 0 1 4 5
4   Denmark 0 0 1 1
5   Malaysia 0 0 1 1

ResultsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

The men's singles resulted in the only non-Asian medallist, Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen of Denmark. 57 players from 32 nations competed in men's singles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
  Zhao Jianhua 2 17 14
  Hermawan Susanto 15 14 17
  Hermawan Susanto 15 9 9
  Ardy Wiranata 10 15 15
  Ardy Wiranata 15 15
  Høyer Larsen 10 12
  Ardy Wiranata 12 13
  Alan Budikusuma 15 18
  Alan Budikusuma 15 15
  Kim Hak-kyun 9 4
  Alan Budikusuma 18 15
  Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 14 8
  Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 15 15
  Rashid Sidek 2 8

Women's singlesEdit

The winner of the women's singles competition received the first official badminton medal in Olympic history. It was also the first gold medal for Indonesia, which before had only won one silver (in archery). 52 players from 27 nations competed in women's singles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
  Susi Susanti 11 11
  Somharuthai Jaroensiri 6 1
  Susi Susanti 11 11
  Huang Hua 4 1
  Huang Hua 11 10 11
  Lee Heung-soon 3 12 0
  Susi Susanti 5 11 11
  Bang Soo-hyun 11 5 3
  Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 2 11 11
  Bang Soo-hyun 11 3 12
  Bang Soo-hyun 11 11
  Tang Jiuhong 3 2
  Anna Lao 1 9
  Tang Jiuhong 11 11

Men's doublesEdit

Malaysia won its first Olympic medal in the men's doubles competitions in badminton. 30 pairs from 21 nations competed in men's doubles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
  Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
15 15
  Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
7 4
  Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
15 15
  Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
11 13
  Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15 15
  Shuji Matsuno
  Shinji Matsuura
5 4
  Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
15 15
  Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
11 7
  Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15 12 17
  Jan Paulsen
  Henrik Svarrer
11 15 14
  Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
9 8
  Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
15 15
  Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
15 18
  Lee Sang-bok
  Shon Jin-hwan
4 15

Women's doublesEdit

29 pairs from 20 nations competed in women's doubles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
  Hwang Hye-young
  Chung So-young
15 15
  Julie Bradbury
  Gillian Clark
5 5
  Hwang Hye-young
  Chung So-young
15 15
  Lin Yan Fen
  Yao Fen
8 9
  Lin Yan Fen
  Yao Fen
18 15
  Anna Lao
  Rhonda Cator
13 5
  Hwang Hye-young
  Chung So-young
18 12 15
  Guan Weizhen
  Nong Qunhua
16 15 13
  Gil Young-ah
  Shim Eun-jung
15 15
  Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
8 3
  Gil Young-ah
  Shim Eun-jung
12 15 8
  Guan Weizhen
  Nong Qunhua
15 2 15
  Guan Weizhen
  Nong Qunhua
15 15
  Catrine Bengtsson
  Maria Bengtsson
4 9

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