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Badminton at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Singles

Badminton at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Riocentro – Pavilion 4, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 11, 2016
Date Finished: August 19, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: ESP Carolina Marín
Silver: IND P. V. Sindhu
Bronze: JPN Nozomi Okuhara


For the singles group stage, the number of seeds corresponded to the number of groups, 13, with the seeded players placed at the top of each group. The remaining players were drawn into the groups, one by one, until all players were allocated a group. After the round-robin, the top player from each group progressed to the round of 16, with the top three seeds going straight into the last eight. The fifth seed and London 2012 bronze medalist, [Saina Nehwal] from India, and Britain’s 11th seed [Kirsty Gilmour] were the only seeds not to advance to the knock-out stage.

Spain’s number one seed [Carolina Marín] did not have any problems until the final when she surprisingly lost the first set 19-21 to the ninth seeded Indian [P. V. Sindhu]. But she upped her game and won the next two sets 21-12 and 21-15. The bronze medal went to Japan’s [Nozomi Okuhara], the sixth seed, who beat the defending Olympic champion, and number three seed [Li Xuerui] of China, by a walkover due to an injury to Li.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Carolina Marín 23 Spain ESP Gold
2 P. V. Sindhu 21 India IND Silver
3 Nozomi Okuhara 21 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Li Xuerui 25 China CHN
5T Seong Ji-Hyeon 25 South Korea KOR
5T Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 24 Thailand THA
5T Akane Yamaguchi 19 Japan JPN
5T Wang Yihan 28 China CHN
9T Linda Zetchiri 29 Bulgaria BUL
9T Mariya Ulitina 24 Ukraine UKR
9T Bae Yeon-Ju 25 South Korea KOR
9T Ratchanok Intanon 21 Thailand THA
9T Tai Tzu-Ying 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
14T Line Kjærsfeldt 22 Denmark DEN
14T Nanna Vainio 25 Finland FIN
14T Liang Xiaoyu 20 Singapore SGP
14T Delphine Lansac 21 France FRA
14T Kirsty Gilmour 22 Great Britain GBR
14T Sabrina Jaquet 29 Switzerland SUI
14T Iris Wang 21 United States USA
14T Lianne Tan 25 Belgium BEL
14T Telma Santos 33 Portugal POR
14T Saina Nehwal 26 India IND
14T Lohaynny Vicente 20 Brazil BRA
14T Kate Foo Kune 23 Mauritius MRI
14T Wendy Chen 23 Australia AUS
14T Özge Bayrak 24 Turkey TUR
14T Jeanine Cicognini 29 Italy ITA
14T Vũ Thị Trang 24 Vietnam VIE
14T Lindaweni Fanetri 26 Indonesia INA
14T Tee Jing Yi 25 Malaysia MAS
14T Kristina Ludíková-Gavnholt 27 Czech Republic CZE
14T Kati Tolmoff 32 Estonia EST
14T Yip Pui Yin 28 Hong Kong HKG
14T Michelle Li 24 Canada CAN
14T Laura Sárosi 23 Hungary HUN
14T Nataliya Perminova 24 Russia RUS
14T Elisabeth Baldauf 26 Austria AUT
14T Karin Schnaase 31 Germany GER
14T Chloe Magee 27 Ireland IRL