Badminton at the Commonwealth Games

Badminton had its debut at the 1966 Commonwealth Games and has been consented in 14 consecutive Commonwealth Games since its debut in 1966.

XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Winners of (Mixed Team Badminton), Malaysia (Gold), India (Silver) and England (Bronze), during the medal presentation ceremony, at Siri Fort Complex, in New Delhi on October 08, 2010.


Games Year Host city Best nation
VIII 1966 Kingston, Jamaica   England
IX 1970 Edinburgh, Scotland   England
X 1974 Christchurch, New Zealand   England
XI 1978 Edmonton, Canada   England
XII 1982 Brisbane, Australia   England
XIII 1986 Edinburgh, Scotland   England
XIV 1990 Auckland, New Zealand   England
XV 1994 Victoria, Canada   England
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Malaysia
XVII 2002 Manchester, England   Malaysia
XVIII 2006 Melbourne, Australia   Malaysia
XIX 2010 New Delhi, India   Malaysia
XX 2014 Glasgow, Scotland   Malaysia
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Australia   India
XXII 2022 Birmingham, England


The 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica saw the inaugural staging of badminton with five events being played in the sport. This would be later jump to six events with the introduction of the mixed team events in 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. In 1994, the bronze medal playoff was scrapped until it was brought back in the 2006 held in Melbourne. During that time, the mixed team was replaced by a separate teams event for each gender but it would only be played once with it reverting to the mixed teams format in 2002.


Current program
Event 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22
Men's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Men's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Women's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Women's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mixed doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mixed team X X X X X X X X X X X
Past program
Men's team X
Women's team X
Events 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6

Medal tableEdit

1  England373438109
2  Malaysia29211464
3  India771125
4  Canada310619
5  Australia21912
6  Singapore15410
7  Scotland12710
8  Hong Kong1023
9  Wales1012
10  New Zealand02911
Totals (10 nations)8282101265

Successful national teamsEdit

Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries after the 2018 Commonwealth Games. England has been the most successful nation in the Commonwealth Games.

Rank Country 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Total
1   England 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 31 2 2 1 22 37
2   Malaysia 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 31 3 4 4 3 22 29
3   India 1 1 2 1 22 7
4   Canada 1 1 1 3
5   Australia 1 1 2
6   Scotland 1 1
  Hong Kong 1 1
  Wales 1 1
  Singapore 1 1

BOLD means overall winner of Badminton at Commonwealth Games

^1 England and Malaysia are tied with three gold medals. However, Malaysia won four silver medals and England won one, thus Malaysia became the overall winner.
^2 India, England and Malaysia are tied with two gold medals. However, India won three silver medals, Malaysia won two and England won one, thus India became the overall winner.

Past winnersEdit

Individual competitionEdit

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1966   Tan Aik Huang   Angela Bairstow   Tan Aik Huang
  Yew Cheng Hoe
  Helen Horton
  Ursula Smith
  Roger Mills
  Angela Bairstow
1970   Jamie Paulson   Margaret Beck   Punch Gunalan
  Ng Boon Bee
  Margaret Boxall
  Sue Whetnall
  Derek Talbot
  Margaret Boxall
1974   Punch Gunalan   Gillian Gilks   Elliot Stuart
  Derek Talbot
  Margaret Boxall
  Gillian Gilks
  Derek Talbot
  Gillian Gilks
1978   Prakash Padukone   Sylvia Ng   Ray Stevens
  Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
  Anne Statt
  Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
1982   Syed Modi   Helen Troke   Ong Beng Teong
  Razif Sidek
  Claire Backhouse
  Johanne Falardeau
  Martin Dew
  Karen Chapman
1986   Steve Baddeley   Billy Gilliland
  Dan Travers
  Gillian Clark
  Gillian Gowers
  Michael Scandolera
  Audrey Tuckey
1990   Rashid Sidek   Fiona Smith   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
  Sara Sankey
  Fiona Smith
  Chan Chi Choi
  Amy Chan
1994   Lisa Campbell   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
  Joanne Muggeridge
  Joanne Wright
  Chris Hunt
  Gillian Clark
1998   Wong Choong Hann   Kelly Morgan   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
  Joanne Goode
  Donna Kellogg
  Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
2002   Muhammad Hafiz Hashim   Li Li   Chan Chong Ming
  Chew Choon Eng
  Ang Li Peng
  Lim Pek Siah
2006   Lee Chong Wei   Tracey Hallam   Chan Chong Ming
  Koo Kien Keat
  Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
  Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
2010   Saina Nehwal   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
  Jwala Gutta
  Ashwini Ponnappa
  Koo Kien Keat
  Chin Eei Hui
2014   Parupalli Kashyap   Michelle Li   Tan Wee Kiong
  Goh V Shem
  Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
  Woon Khe Wei
  Chris Adcock
  Gabby Adcock
2018   Lee Chong Wei   Saina Nehwal   Marcus Ellis
  Chris Langridge
  Chow Mei Kuan
  Vivian Hoo Kah Mun

Team competitionEdit

Year Men Women Mixed
1966 N/A N/A N/A
1978   England
1998   Malaysia   England N/A
2002 N/A N/A   England
2006   Malaysia
2018   India