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Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Badminton competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from 9 August to 17 August at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.

Badminton
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Venue Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium
Dates 9 – 17 August 2008
No. of events 5 (2 men, 2 women, 1 mixed)
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QualificationEdit

The qualification for 2008 Summer Olympics began from May 2007 until April 2008. During that period, all of tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (except test events) awarded points to qualify for Olympic Games.

Competition scheduleEdit

August 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Men's singles Round of 64 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze Final
Women's singles Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze / Final
Men's doubles Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze / Final
Women's doubles Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze / Final
Mixed doubles Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Bronze / Final

DrawEdit

The Draw of the competition was held on July 26, 2008 in Beijing Henan Plaza Hotel at 16:00 CST (UTC+8). The draw was originally scheduled on August 4, 2008, just five days before the start of the competition. However it was brought forward to ensure better television broadcast scheduling.[1]

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Retrieved from Beijing Olympics 2008 Official Website.[2]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   China (CHN) 3 2 3 8
2   Indonesia (INA) 1 1 1 3
  South Korea (KOR) 1 1 1 3
4   Malaysia (MAS) 0 1 0 1
Total 5 5 5 15

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Lin Dan
  China
Lee Chong Wei
  Malaysia
Chen Jin
  China
Men's doubles
details
Markis Kido
and Hendra Setiawan
  Indonesia
Cai Yun
and Fu Haifeng
  China
Lee Jae-jin
and Hwang Ji-man
  South Korea
Women's singles
details
Zhang Ning
  China
Xie Xingfang
  China
Maria Kristin Yulianti
  Indonesia
Women's doubles
details
Du Jing
and Yu Yang
  China
Lee Kyung-won
and Lee Hyo-jung
  South Korea
Zhang Yawen
and Wei Yili
  China
Mixed doubles
details
Lee Yong-dae
and Lee Hyo-jung
  South Korea
Nova Widianto
and Lilyana Natsir
  Indonesia
He Hanbin
and Yu Yang
  China

Participating nationsEdit

Nation Men's singles Men's doubles Women's singles Women's doubles Mixed doubles Total
  Algeria 1 1
  Australia 1 2 1 2 6
  Belarus 1 1
  Bulgaria 1 1
  Canada 1 1 2 4
  China 3 4 3 6 4 19
  Chinese Taipei 1 1 2 4
  Czech Republic 1 1 2
  Denmark 2 4 1 2 2 10
  Egypt 1 1
  Estonia 1 1 2
  Finland 1 1 2
  France 1 1 2
  Germany 1 2 2 5
  Great Britain 1 1 2 4 6
  Guatemala 1 1
  Hong Kong 1 2 3
  Iceland 1 1
  India 1 1 2
  Indonesia 2 4 1 2 4 11
  Iran 1 1
  Ireland 1 1 2
  Italy 1 1
  Japan 1 4 1 4 10
  Lithuania 1 1 2
  Malaysia 2 4 1 2 9
  Mauritius 1 1
  Mexico 1 1
  New Zealand 1 2 3
  Nigeria 1 1
  Peru 1 1
  Poland 1 2 1 2 5
  Portugal 1 1 2
  Russia 1 1 2
  Seychelles 2 2
  Singapore 1 1 2 2 5
  Slovakia 1 1
  Slovenia 1 1
  South Africa 2 1 2 5
  South Korea 2 4 1 4 4 13
  Spain 1 1 2
  Sri Lanka 1 1
  Sweden 1 1
  Switzerland 1 1 2
  Thailand 1 1 2 4
  Uganda 1 1
  Ukraine 1 1 2
  United States 1 2 1 2 5
  Vietnam 1 1 2
  Zambia 1 1
Total athletes 41 32 47 32 32 173
Total NOCs 35 10 43 12 12 50

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Badminton Draw Brought Forward". BWF. 2008-07-07. Archived from the original on 11 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Badminton Medal Standings". Archived from the original on 18 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15.