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Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Badminton had its debut as an official medal sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics. It was held from 28 July to 4 August 1992. Four events were held in the first competition of the sport: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, and women's doubles. Badminton was contested in the Pavelló de la Mar Bella. 36 nations entered competitors, with a total of 177 entrants. Asian nations won fifteen of the sixteen medals, with their dominance being broken only by Denmark's bronze medal in the men's singles.

The tournament was single-elimination. Matches consisted of three sets, with sets being to 15 except in women's singles, where sets were to 11. No playoffs were contested for semi-final losers, meaning that two bronze medals were awarded in each event. Similarly, all four players/pairs defeated in the quarterfinals for each event were awarded fifth place. Men's Singles and Women's Singles champions (Alan Budikusuma and Susi Susanti) are now married to each other.

Medallists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles 22x20px Alan Budikusuma (INA) 22x20px Ardy Wiranata (INA) 22x20px Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen (DEN)
22x20px Hermawan Susanto (INA)
Women's singles 22x20px Susi Susanti (INA) 22x20px Bang Soo-hyun (KOR) 22x20px Huang Hua (CHN)
22x20px Tang Jiuhong (CHN)
Men's doubles 22x20px Kim Moon-soo
and Park Joo-bong (KOR)
22x20px Eddy Hartono
and Rudy Gunawan (INA)
22x20px Li Yongbo
and Tian Bingyi (CHN)
22x20px Razif Sidek
and Jalani Sidek (MAS)
Women's doubles 22x20px Hwang Hye-young
and Chung So-young (KOR)
22x20px Guan Weizhen
and Nong Qunhua (CHN)
22x20px Gil Young-ah
and Shim Eun-jung (KOR)
22x20px Lin Yan Fen
and Yao Fen (CHN)

Medal table

In 1992, there were no bronze medal matches to decide 3rd and 4th place. Both semifinal losers won bronze medals.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 22x20px Indonesia 2 2 1 5
2 22x20px South Korea 2 1 1 4
3 22x20px China 0 1 4 5
4 22x20px Denmark 0 0 1 1
5 22x20px Malaysia 0 0 1 1

Results

Men's singles

The men's singles resulted in the only non-Asian medallist, Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen of Denmark. 57 players from 32 nations competed in men's singles.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
   23x15px Zhao Jianhua 2 17 14  
 Template:Country data Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 15 14 17  
   Template:Country data Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 15 9 9  
   Template:Country data Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 10 15 15  
 Template:Country data Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15 15
   23x15px Høyer Larsen 10 12  
     Template:Country data Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 12 13
   Template:Country data Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 15 18
   Template:Country data Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 15 15  
 Template:Country data South Korea Kim Hak-kyun 9 4  
   Template:Country data Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 18 15
   23x15px Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 14 8  
 23x15px Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 15 15
   23x15px Rashid Sidek 2 8  

Women's singles

The winner of the women's singles competition received the first official badminton medal in Olympic history. It was also the first gold medal for Indonesia, which before had only won one silver (in archery). 52 players from 27 nations competed in women's singles.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
   Template:Country data Indonesia Susi Susanti 11 11  
 23x15px Somharuthai Jaroensiri 6 1  
   Template:Country data Indonesia Susi Susanti 11 11  
   23x15px Huang Hua 4 1  
 23x15px Huang Hua 11 10 11
   Template:Country data South Korea Lee Heung-soon 3 12 0  
     Template:Country data Indonesia Susi Susanti 5 11 11
   Template:Country data South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 5 3
   Template:Country data Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 2 11 11  
 Template:Country data South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 3 12  
   Template:Country data South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11 11
   23x15px Tang Jiuhong 3 2  
 23x15px Anna Lao 1 9
   23x15px Tang Jiuhong 11 11  

Men's doubles

Malaysia won its first Olympic medal in the men's doubles competitions in badminton. 30 pairs from 21 nations competed in men's doubles.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
   Template:Country data South Korea Kim Moon-soo
 Template:Country data South Korea Park Joo-bong
15 15  
 Template:Country data Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
 Template:Country data Indonesia Ricky Subagja
7 4  
   Template:Country data South Korea Kim Moon-soo
 Template:Country data South Korea Park Joo-bong
15 15  
   23x15px Razif Sidek
 23x15px Jalani Sidek
11 13  
 23x15px Razif Sidek
 23x15px Jalani Sidek
15 15
   Template:Country data Japan Shuji Matsuno
 Template:Country data Japan Shinji Matsuura
5 4  
     Template:Country data South Korea Kim Moon-soo
 Template:Country data South Korea Park Joo-bong
15 15
   Template:Country data Indonesia Eddy Hartono
 Template:Country data Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
11 7
   23x15px Li Yongbo
 23x15px Tian Bingyi
15 12 17  
 23x15px Jan Paulsen
 23x15px Henrik Svarrer
11 15 14  
   23x15px Li Yongbo
 23x15px Tian Bingyi
9 8
   Template:Country data Indonesia Eddy Hartono
 Template:Country data Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
15 15  
 Template:Country data Indonesia Eddy Hartono
 Template:Country data Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
15 18
   Template:Country data South Korea Lee Sang-bok
 Template:Country data South Korea Shon Jin-hwan
4 15  

Women's doubles

29 pairs from 20 nations competed in women's doubles.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
   Template:Country data South Korea Hwang Hye-young
 Template:Country data South Korea Chung So-young
15 15  
 23x15px Julie Bradbury
 23x15px Gillian Clark
5 5  
   Template:Country data South Korea Hwang Hye-young
 Template:Country data South Korea Chung So-young
15 15  
   23x15px Lin Yan Fen
 23x15px Yao Fen
8 9  
 23x15px Lin Yan Fen
 23x15px Yao Fen
18 15
   23x15px Anna Lao
 23x15px Rhonda Cator
13 5  
     Template:Country data South Korea Hwang Hye-young
 Template:Country data South Korea Chung So-young
18 12 15
   23x15px Guan Weizhen
 23x15px Nong Qunhua
16 15 13
   Template:Country data South Korea Gil Young-ah
 Template:Country data South Korea Shim Eun-jung
15 15  
 Template:Country data Indonesia Finarsih
 Template:Country data Indonesia Lili Tampi
8 3  
   Template:Country data South Korea Gil Young-ah
 Template:Country data South Korea Shim Eun-jung
12 15 8
   23x15px Guan Weizhen
 23x15px Nong Qunhua
15 2 15  
 23x15px Guan Weizhen
 23x15px Nong Qunhua
15 15
   23x15px Catrine Bengtsson
 23x15px Maria Bengtsson
4 9  

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