Who won Rio Olympics 2016 in badminton?

Who won badminton in Olympic?

1 – Viktor Axelsen defeats reigning Olympic champion to clinch title. Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen added his name to the history books when he became only the second player from outside of Asia to clinch the men’s singles title.

What country won the badminton men’s doubles in the 2016 Olympics?

Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men’s doubles

Men’s doubles at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Date 11–20 August
Competitors 32 from 14 nations
Fu Haifeng Zhang Nan China Goh V Shem Tan Wee Kiong Malaysia Marcus Ellis Chris Langridge Great Britain

Who won badminton 2012 Olympics?


Event Gold Silver
Men’s singles Lin Dan China Lee Chong Wei Malaysia
Men’s doubles Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng (CHN) Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
Women’s singles Li Xuerui China Wang Yihan China
Women’s doubles Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei (CHN) Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa (JPN)

Who won first badminton medal in Olympics?

Malaysia won its first-ever Olympic medal, a bronze in men’s doubles. The United States’ first Olympic badminton team consisted of its top six athletes — three men and three women.

Who invented badminton?

Invented in India in a version called poona. British army officers learned the game about 1870. In 1873 the duke of Beaufort introduced the sport at his country estate, Badminton, from which the game derives its name.

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Who is gold medalist in badminton?

Tokyo Paralympics: India’s Pramod Bhagat clinches gold medal in badminton men’s singles (SL3) event. Tokyo Paralympics: Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat beat Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell 21-14,21-17 in a pulsating to final to win the gold medal in the men’s singles (SL3) badminton category.

Who is No 1 badminton player in the world?

Men’s singles

BWF World Rankings (Men’s singles) as of 26 October 2021
# Country Players
1 Japan Kento Momota
2 Denmark Viktor Axelsen
3 Denmark Anders Antonsen