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Badminton at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's Singles

Badminton at the 1992 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Mar Bella Pavillion, Barcelona
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: August 4, 1992
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: INA Susi Susanti
Silver: KOR Bang Su-Hyeon
Bronze: CHN Huang Hua
CHN Tang Jiuhong

Summary

The co-favorites were China’s Tang Jiuhong and Indonesia’s Susi Susanti Haditono. Tang was World Champion in 1991 and won the All-England title in 1992. Susanti had won the All-England title in 1990-91. Susanti advanced to the final without losing a game, but Tang lost in the semis to Korea’s Bang Su-Hyeon. In the final, Bang surprisingly won the first game comfortably, 11-5, but Susanti came back to win the final two games and the gold medal. Susanti’s boyfriend, Alan Budikusuma, also won the men’s singles gold medal. The two gold medals were the first ever won for Indonesia. Susanti’s gold medal was also the first ever Olympic badminton gold medal, as this event finished before the others. In the first round, Sweden’s Catrine Bengtsson (SWE) defeated Martine de Souza of Mauritius, 11-1, 11-0, in only 8 minutes.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Susi Susanti 21 Indonesia INA Gold
2 Bang Su-Hyeon 19 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Huang Hua 22 China CHN Bronze
3T Tang Jiuhong 23 China CHN Bronze
5T Jaroensiri Somhasurthai 20 Thailand THA
5T Lee Heung-Sun 20 South Korea KOR
5T Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 24 Indonesia INA
5T Anna Lao 30 Australia AUS
9T Wong Chun Fan 22 Hong Kong HKG
9T Pernille Nedergaard 24 Denmark DEN
9T Joanne Muggeridge 23 Great Britain GBR
9T Doris Piché 26 Canada CAN
9T Pornsawan Plungwech 19 Thailand THA
9T Hisako Mizui 20 Japan JPN
9T Yelena Rybkina 28 Unified Team EUN
9T Denyse Julien 32 Canada CAN
17T Harumi Kohara 27 Japan JPN
17T Silvia Albrecht 21 Switzerland SUI
17T Katarzyna Krasowska 23 Poland POL
17T Christine Magnusson 27 Sweden SWE
17T Linda French 28 United States USA
17T Madhumita Bisht 27 India IND
17T Rhonda Cator 25 Australia AUS
17T Katrin Schmidt 24 Germany GER
17T Rhona Robertson 22 New Zealand NZL
17T Erica van den Heuvel 26 Netherlands NED
17T Zarinah Abdullah 21 Singapore SIN
17T Catrine Bengtsson 22 Sweden SWE
17T Camilla Martin 18 Denmark DEN
17T Bożena Bąk 26 Poland POL
17T Astrid van der Knaap 27 Netherlands NED
17T Helen Troke 27 Great Britain GBR
33T Eline Coene 28 Netherlands NED
33T Neli Nedyalkova-Boteva 18 Bulgaria BUL
33T Andrea Harsági 21 Hungary HUN
33T Joy Kitzmiller 28 United States USA
33T Martine de Souza 18 Mauritius MRI
33T Christelle Mol 20 France FRA
33T Elsa Nielsen 18 Iceland ISL
33T Esther Sanz 17 Spain ESP
33T Eva Lacinová 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
33T Diana Koleva-Tsvetanova 32 Bulgaria BUL
33T Sandra Dimbour 22 France FRA
33T Viktoriya Khristova 18 Bulgaria BUL
33T Andrea Dakó 19 Hungary HUN
33T Wioletta Wilk 25 Poland POL
33T Kerstin Ubben 23 Germany GER
33T Bettina Villars 28 Switzerland SUI
33T Vandanah Seesurun 18 Mauritius MRI
33T Virginie Delvingt 21 France FRA
33T Erika Von Heiland 26 United States USA
33T Csilla Fórián 23 Hungary HUN