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Badminton at the Asian Games

Badminton has been one of the regular Asian Games sports since 1962 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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HistoryEdit

Badminton made its debut in the Asian Games as a demonstration sport at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan, and became a regular competitive sport in 1962.[1] In the 1962 Games, six events were held, with singles, doubles and team event for both men and women. The mixed doubles event was added in 1966 Asian Games. There was a playoff between the two semifinal losers to determine the sole winner of the bronze medal in 1962; but since 1966, two bronze medals per event are awarded in each event (except in 1974).

EditionsEdit

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   China 40 28 33 101
2   Indonesia 26 25 40 91
3   South Korea 16 17 33 66
4   Malaysia 7 8 20 35
5   Japan 6 7 21 34
6   Thailand 1 11 14 26
7   Hong Kong 1 1 5 7
8   India 0 0 8 8
9   Chinese Taipei 0 0 4 4
10   Myanmar 0 0 1 1
  Pakistan 0 0 1 1
  Singapore 0 0 1 1
Total 97 97 181 375

CompetitionEdit

Asian Games badminton consists of a single-elimination tournament. Each match is played to the best of three games, each game is of 21 points. Rally scoring is used, meaning a player does not need to be serving to score. A player must win by two points or be the first player to 30 points.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

The following nations have taken part in the badminton competition.

Nation 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 Years
  Bahrain (BRN) X 1
  China (CHN) X X X X X X X X X X X 11
  Hong Kong (HKG) X X X X 4
  India (IND) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
  Iran (IRI) X X 2
  Indonesia (INA) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
  Iraq (IRQ) X 1
  Japan (JPN) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
  South Korea (KOR) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
  Macau (MAC) X X X 3
  Malaysia (MAS) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
  Maldives (MDV) X X 2
  Mongolia (MGL) X X X 3
  Nepal (NEP) X X 2
  Pakistan (PAK) X 1
  Philippines (PHI) X 1
  Qatar (QAT) X 1
  Singapore (SIN) X X X X X 4
  Sri Lanka (SRI) X X 2
  Syria (SYR) X 1
  Thailand (THA) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
  Chinese Taipei (TPE) X X X X X 4
  East Timor (TLS) X 1
  Vietnam (VIE) X X X 3

List of medalistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Badminton – History". doha-2006.com. Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 4 January 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sports – Badminton". gz2010.cn. Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (GAGOC). 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 

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