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Badminton at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games

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Host City: Beijing, China
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 17, 2008
Events: 5

Participants: 173 (87 men and 86 women) from 50 countries
Youngest Participant: MEX Deyanira Angulo (17 years, 160 days)
Oldest Participant: DEN Jens Eriksen (38 years, 226 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): KOR Lee Hyo-Jeong and CHN Yu Yang (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): CHN China (8 medals)


The 2008 badminton events were held in Beijing, and showcased Asian dominance in the sport. All of the medals were won by Asian players, all from only four nations – China, Indonesia, Korea, and Malaysia. This was the first time that all the badminton medals had been won exclusively by Asian players, though they had always dominated the sport at the Olympics. One difference in 2008 was that all games were played to 21, with rally scoring.