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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 09:20 AM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's Singles Gold Medal Match

Long Chen (CHN)
Chong Wei Lee (MAS)

(Local) / 08:30 AM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's Singles Bronze Medal Match

Viktor Axelsen (DEN)

(Local) / 11:15 AM 19 Aug (Rio)
Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match

1 (Lost)

2 (Won)




(Local) / 10:25 AM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's Singles Gold Medal Match

Carolina Marin (ESP)
V. Sindhu Pusarla (IND)

(Local) / 09:15 AM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's Singles Bronze Medal Match

Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)

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Who can stop the Chinese in the fastest racquet sport?

China won all the 5 badminton gold and 8 of the 15 medals on offer at London 2012. For Rio the maximum number of singles players from an NOC is reduced from three to two.         

Riocentro Pavilion 4 in Barra Olympic Park will stage the badminton events during the 2016 Olympic Games. The city’s main exhibition and convention centre, Riocentro is next to the Olympic Village and within five minutes of Barra Olympic Park.

Australia will have five athletes for Rio, the same amount as the London 2012 Games.

Women to watch: Returning London Olympian, Leanne Choo is expected to step up again in Rio after delivering the best Australian performance in our Olympic history of the sport in London. Choo delivered the first Australian winning set at the 2012 Games, making her the first Australian badminton player to do so. She will partner with English-born, Robin Middleton at Rio in the mixed doubles. 

Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen will make her Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, representing the green and gold in the women’s singles event.

Men to watch: Sawan Serasinghe and Matt Chau will be two young Aussies to watch in the male events, with both showing dominance at the 2015 and 2016 Oceania Championships.

Serasinghe represented at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and the pair head to as the 46th highest ranked pairing in the world.


Qualification, Nomination & Selection

The 2016 Rio Olympic qualification period for Badminton takes place between May 4, 2015 and May 1, 2016. The Badminton World Federation (WBF) rankings as of May 5, 2016, will be used to determine quota places for singles and doubles.

There will be a maximum of 38 singles spots for men and women and 16 doubles pairs for men, women and mixed. .

Each event will include representatives from all five continents. That would mean if Australia missed the required BWF ranking but are the top ranked in Oceania they will secure the continental quota place.

Each country will be allocated 16 maximum spots, with a maximum of eight men and eight women qualifying per each National Olympic Committee. The maximum quota spots for each nation via continental allocation is two.

As the host country, Brazil’s quota will be one player in each of the two singles categories only. The host will not be given a quota in doubles.

Quota places are allocated to the athlete. This only changes if a country has more athletes qualified than allowed quota places.

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Nomination to the AOC

Following the confirmation of quota spots to Australian athletes from the BWF, Badminton Australia (BA) will nominate these athletes to the AOC for selection. If Australia has qualified too many athletes then BA will exercise its discretion in nominating to the AOC.

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Selection by the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Terry Willis
Email: willis@jackshand.com.au 

Key Dates

  • 4 June 2016 - BA to nominate athletes to the AOC for selection
  • 18 July 2016 - BWF completed reallocation of unused quotas

* Further nominations could occur between June 4 and July 18 where Australian athletes are reallocated quota places by BWF

Competition Format & Events

Badminton matches are played over the best of three games, and each game is won by the first player or doubles pair to reach 21 points by a margin of two clear points. However, if the score reaches 29-29, the winner of the next point wins the game.

There are five medal events: Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. All events will begin with a preliminary stage where the competitors are divided into groups, and each player and doubles pair will play everyone else in their group.

The best players and doubles pairs from this stage (16 in each Singles event, eight pairs in each Doubles event) will qualify for the knockout stage of the competition, which will eventually decide the medallists.

Australia and Olympic Badminton

Anna Lao and Rhonda Cator were Australia’s first badminton representatives, in Barcelona 1992. Lao made it through to the quarter-finals in the women’s singles and, with Cator, finished in the same position in the women’s doubles. Australia has been represented at each Games since Barcelona and Lao and Cator’s results remained the best Australia had seen until Victoria Na, Leanne Choo and Renuga Veeran’s performance in London. The Australian female badminton trio delivered the country’s best Olympic performance in 12 years at the 2012 London Games. 

No Australian badminton players had won a game, let alone a set, in Olympic competition since the Sydney Games in 2000, but Victoria Na, Leanne Choo and Renuga Veeran won two games and five sets in five matches between them. Choo and Veeran finished the Games in fifth.

Meanwhile, the Australian men’s team consisted of two-time Olympians Glenn Warfe and Ross Smith who lost all three matches in the men’s doubles.

Read more about Badminton at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

Search for all Australian Olympian badminton players here>>> 

Did you know

  • Olympic shuttlecocks weigh between 4.74 grams and 5.5g and contain 16 feathers, each plucked from the left wing of a goose.
  • Shuttlecocks can travel at speeds in excess of 400km/h off the racquet. This is why it is referred to as the fastest racquet sport in the world.
  • A drive is a fast, low, near-horizontal shot over the net. A lift is a shot played from beneath the height of the net, normally played high to the back of the court. Like tennis, a smash is a hard overhead shot, hit directly down into the opposition’s court. 
  • China's Ling Gao two gold medals, one silver and one bronze between the Sydney and Athens Games makes her the most successful badminton athlete in Olympic history.  

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