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Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

The badminton women's singles tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games took place from 11 to 19 August at Riocentro – Pavilion 4. On July 21, the seeding was decided.[1]

Women's singles
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Venue Riocentro – Pavilion 4
Date 11–19 August
Competitors 40 from 35 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Carolina Marín  Spain
2nd, silver medalist(s) P. V. Sindhu  India
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nozomi Okuhara  Japan
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The event was won by two time and reigning world champion Carolina Marín of Spain who defeated P. V. Sindhu of India. Nozomi Okuhara of Japan won the bronze medal after China's Li Xuerui was forced to withdraw. This was the first medal of any colour for Spain in Olympic badminton and this was also the first time the China failed to make to the podium since 1996.

The medals were presented by Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs, IOC member, Spain and David Cabello, Executive Board Member of the BWF.

Contents

Competition formatEdit

The tournament started with a group phase round-robin followed by a knockout stage.

SeedsEdit

A total of 13 players were given seeds. Parentheses indicates the stage the player was eliminated.[1]

ResultsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Carolina Marín (ESP) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Line Kjærsfeldt (DEN) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Nanna Vainio (FIN) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 11:55
  Carolina Marín (ESP) 21–6
21–4
  Nanna Vainio (FIN)
12 August, 15:30
  Line Kjærsfeldt (DEN) 21–9
21–8
  Nanna Vainio (FIN)
13 August, 19:30
  Carolina Marín (ESP) 21–16
21–13
  Line Kjærsfeldt (DEN)

Group CEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Liang Xiaoyu (SIN) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Delphine Lansac (FRA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 10:45
  Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 21–13
21–14
  Delphine Lansac (FRA)
13 August, 09:35
  Liang Xiaoyu (SIN) 21–7
21–15
  Delphine Lansac (FRA)
14 August, 09:40
  Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 21–17
21–11
  Liang Xiaoyu (SIN)

Group DEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Linda Zechiri (BUL) 2 2 0 4 1 2
  Kirsty Gilmour (GBR) 2 1 1 3 2 1
  Sabrina Jaquet (SUI) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 21:05
  Kirsty Gilmour (GBR) 21–17
21–15
  Sabrina Jaquet (SUI)
13 August, 21:05
  Linda Zechiri (BUL) 21–17
21–15
  Sabrina Jaquet (SUI)
14 August, 19:30
  Kirsty Gilmour (GBR) 21–12
17–21
16–21
  Linda Zechiri (BUL)

Group EEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Li Xuerui (CHN) 3 3 0 6 0 3
  Iris Wang (USA) 3 2 1 4 4 2
  Lianne Tan (BEL) 3 1 2 3 4 1
  Telma Santos (POR) 3 0 3 1 6 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 19:55
  Iris Wang (USA) 21–17
20–22
21–14
  Lianne Tan (BEL)
11 August, 19:55
  Li Xuerui (CHN) 21–12
21–7
  Telma Santos (POR)
12 August, 19:30
  Iris Wang (USA) 18–21
21–10
21–12
  Telma Santos (POR)
12 August, 20:30
  Li Xuerui (CHN) 21–11
21–11
  Lianne Tan (BEL)
14 August, 15:55
  Li Xuerui (CHN) 21–16
21–12
  Iris Wang (USA)
14 August, 19:55
  Lianne Tan (BEL) 21–16
21–18
  Telma Santos (POR)

Group GEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Marija Ulitina (UKR) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Saina Nehwal (IND) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Lohaynny Vicente (BRA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 11:20
  Saina Nehwal (IND) 21–17
21–17
  Lohaynny Vicente (BRA)
13 August, 11:55
  Marija Ulitina (UKR) 21–13
21–13
  Lohaynny Vicente (BRA)
14 August, 08:55
  Saina Nehwal (IND) 18–21
19–21
  Marija Ulitina (UKR)

Group HEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Kate Foo Kune (MRI) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Wendy Chen Hsuan-yu (AUS) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 20:30
  Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 21–14
21–15
  Wendy Chen Hsuan-yu (AUS)
13 August, 19:55
  Kate Foo Kune (MRI) 21–16
21–19
  Wendy Chen Hsuan-yu (AUS)
14 August, 21:05
  Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 21–7
21–18
  Kate Foo Kune (MRI)

Group IEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Bae Yeon-ju (KOR) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Özge Bayrak (TUR) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Jeanine Cicognini (ITA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 19:55
  Bae Yeon-ju (KOR) 21–11
21–8
  Jeanine Cicognini (ITA)
13 August, 15:30
  Özge Bayrak (TUR) 21–14
21–9
  Jeanine Cicognini (ITA)
14 August, 16:40
  Bae Yeon-ju (KOR) 21–11
21–7
  Özge Bayrak (TUR)

Group JEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Vũ Thị Trang (VIE) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Lindaweni Fanetri (INA) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 08:00
  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 21–10
21–8
  Vũ Thị Trang (VIE)
13 August, 11:20
  Lindaweni Fanetri (INA) 12–21
11–21
  Vũ Thị Trang (VIE)
14 August, 10:05
  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 21–12
21–12
  Lindaweni Fanetri (INA)

Group KEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 2 2 0 4 1 2
  Tee Jing Yi (MAS) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Kristína Gavnholt (CZE) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
12 August, 10:45
  Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 20–22
21–12
21–15
  Kristína Gavnholt (CZE)
13 August, 08:25
  Tee Jing Yi (MAS) 22–20
21–15
  Kristína Gavnholt (CZE)
14 August, 08:30
  Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 21–18
21–5
  Tee Jing Yi (MAS)

Group LEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Kati Tolmoff (EST) 2 1 1 2 3 1
  Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 2 0 2 1 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 08:25
  Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 21–14
21–13
  Kati Tolmoff (EST)
12 August, 09:00
  Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 21–5
13–21
19–21
  Kati Tolmoff (EST)
14 August, 08:30
  Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 21–18
21–12
  Yip Pui Yin (HKG)

Group MEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 2 2 0 4 1 2
  Michelle Li (CAN) 2 1 1 3 2 1
  Laura Sárosi (HUN) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 10:10
  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 21–8
21–9
  Laura Sárosi (HUN)
13 August, 16:40
  Michelle Li (CAN) 21–11
21–8
  Laura Sárosi (HUN)
14 August, 11:15
  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 19–21
21–15
21–17
  Michelle Li (CAN)

Group NEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Natalia Perminova (RUS) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Elisabeth Baldauf (AUT) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 11:20
  Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 21–11
21–9
  Elisabeth Baldauf (AUT)
13 August, 19:30
  Natalia Perminova (RUS) 21–17
21–8
  Elisabeth Baldauf (AUT)
14 August, 20:30
  Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 21–12
21–9
  Natalia Perminova (RUS)

Group PEdit

Athlete Pld W L SW SL Pts
  Wang Yihan (CHN) 2 2 0 4 0 2
  Karin Schnaase (GER) 2 1 1 2 2 1
  Chloe Magee (IRL) 2 0 2 0 4 0
Athlete 1 Score Athlete 2
11 August, 09:00
  Wang Yihan (CHN) 21–7
21–12
  Chloe Magee (IRL)
12 August, 21:05
  Karin Schnaase (GER) 21–14
21–19
  Chloe Magee (IRL)
14 August, 15:30
  Wang Yihan (CHN) 21–11
21–16
  Karin Schnaase (GER)

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
 
                                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Carolina Marín (ESP) 21 21
 
 
 
  Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 12 16
 
  Sung Ji-hyun (KOR) 21 21
 
 
 
  Linda Zechiri (BUL) 15 12
 
  Carolina Marín (ESP) 21 21
 
 
  Li Xuerui (CHN) 14 16
 
 
 
 
 
  Li Xuerui (CHN) 21 21
 
 
 
  Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 12 17
 
  Marija Ulitina (UKR) 14 16
 
 
 
  Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 21 21
 
  Carolina Marín (ESP) 19 21 21
 
 
 
  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 21 12 15
 
  Bae Yeon-ju (KOR) 6 7
 
 
 
  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 21 21
 
  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 11 21 21
 
 
 
  Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 21 17 10
 
  Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 21 21
 
 
 
  Ratchanok Intanon (THA) 19 16
 
  Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 19 10
 
 
 
  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 21 21 Bronze medal match
 
  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 21 21
 
   
 
  Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) 13 15
 
  P. V. Sindhu (IND) 22 21   Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) w/o
 
 
  Wang Yihan (CHN) 20 19   Li Xuerui (CHN)
 
 
 
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lee, Marin Lead Seedings". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 22 July 2016.