Who won the first badminton Olympic?

Which country won the first 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.

Who won the first badminton Olympic medal in what year?

After having been a demonstration sport at the 1972 Olympics in Munich and an exhibition sport in 1988 in Seoul, badminton made a hugely successful full-medal debut at the Games of the XXVth Olympiad in Barcelona in 1992.

Who is the father of badminton?

Prakash Padukone (born 10 June 1955) is a former Indian badminton player. He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980; the same year he became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships.

Prakash Padukone
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Handedness Right
Men’s singles
Highest ranking 1 (1980)

Who won the first Olympic female gold medal in badminton and what country was she from?

She has also consecutively won the European Championships title five times, in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2021. She won the Olympics gold medal in women’s singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Carolina Marín
Country Spain
Born 15 June 1993 Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
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Who won Olympic badminton 2021?

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.

Who is the mother of badminton?

Born in Wardha to a Chinese mother and a Telugu father, she began playing badminton at a young age. A fourteen-time National Champion, Gutta played with Shruti Kurien earlier in her career, but found greater international success with Ashwini Ponnappa.

Jwala Gutta
Highest ranking 6 (XD August 2010) 10 (WD August 2015)