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Badminton at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): The Dome and Exhibition Complex, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 23, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: CHN Ji Xinpeng
Silver: INA  Hendrawan
Bronze: CHN Xia Xuanze

Summary

The top seed was Taufik Hidayat (INA) while the #1 ranked player in the world was Peter Gade (DEN), who had won the 1999 All-England title. Neither would win a medal. In the quarter-finals Hidayat lost to China’s Ji Xinpeng, the 17th seed and the surprise of the tournament, 15-12, 15-5. Ji then defeated Gade in the semi-finals in three games, despite losing the second game 15-1. In the final, Ji faced Indonesia’s Hendrawan. The first game was an easy win for Ji, 15-4, but the second game was much closer, Ji winning again 15-13, to win the gold medal. The 1999 World Champion, Sun Jun (CHN), lost to Hendrawan in the quarters.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ji Xinpeng 22 China CHN Gold
2 Hendrawan 28 Indonesia INA Silver
3 Xia Xuanze 21 China CHN Bronze
4 Peter Høeg Gade 23 Denmark DEN
5T Marleve Mario Mainaky 28 Indonesia INA
5T Sun Jun 25 China CHN
5T Taufik Hidayat 19 Indonesia INA
5T Wong Choong Hann 23 Malaysia MAS
9T Permadi Fung 32 Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Hwang Seon-Ho 25 South Korea KOR
9T Kenneth Jonassen 26 Denmark DEN
9T Kevin Han 27 United States USA
9T Ong Ewe Hock 28 Malaysia MAS
9T Pulella Gopichand 26 India IND
9T Richard Vaughan 22 Great Britain GBR
9T Svetoslav Stoyanov 24 Bulgaria BUL
17T Bertrand Gallet 26 France FRA
17T Denis Constantin 20 Mauritius MRI
17T Hidetaka Yamada 24 Japan JPN
17T Jyri Aalto 31 Finland FIN
17T Keita Masuda 21 Japan JPN
17T Mike Beres 27 Canada CAN
17T Mikhail Popov 24 Bulgaria BUL
17T Ng Wei 19 Hong Kong HKG
17T Peter Knowles 30 Great Britain GBR
17T Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 34 Denmark DEN
17T Rasmus Wengberg 25 Sweden SWE
17T Rio Suryana 23 Australia AUS
17T Ruud Kuijten 26 Belgium BEL
17T Tam Kai Chuen 24 Hong Kong HKG
17T Tomas Johansson 31 Sweden SWE
17T Vladyslav Druzhchenko 27 Ukraine UKR
33T Boonsak Ponsana 18 Thailand THA
33T Marco Vasconcelos 28 Portugal POR
33T Son Seung-Mo 20 South Korea KOR