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Famous Olympic Badminton Players


Badminton- Olympic Players: Badminton champions of the Summer Games have always been popular to the sports lovers. The game is very exciting, demanding skill, discipline and presence of mind.

To be successful a player is required to have a thorough understanding of the game itself. Badminton is a comparatively new addition to the list of Summer Games. It was introduced in the Summer Olympics of 1992 at Barcelona.

In Badminton the Asians have made their mark. Most of the participants and the winners belong to Asian countries like Japan, Korea, Malaysia, China and India.

Susi Susanti of Indonesia is the living legend in badminton at the Summer Games. She has won the gold medal in the singles event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

The Greatest Badminton Players at the Olympic Games
Players NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
Gao LingChina (CHN)M2114
Kim Dong-moonSouth Korea (KOR)M2013
Gil Young-ahSouth Korea (KOR)F1113
Lin DanChina (CHN)M2002
Zhao YunleiChina (CHN)F2002
Zhang NingChina (CHN)F2002
Zhang JunChina (CHN)M2002
Ge FeiChina (CHN)F2002
Gu JunChina (CHN)F2002
Cai YunChina (CHN)M1102
Fu HaifengChina (CHN)M1102
Lee Hyo-jungSouth Korea (KOR)F1102
Yang WeiChina (CHN)M1102
Bang Soo-hyunSouth Korea (KOR)F1102
Park Joo-bongSouth Korea (KOR)M1102
Lee Yong-daeSouth Korea (KOR)M1012
Yu YangChina (CHN)M1012
Ha Tae-kwonSouth Korea (KOR)M1012
Susi SusantiIndonesia (INA)F1012
Lee Chong WeiMalaysia (MAS)M0202
Lee Dong-sooSouth Korea (KOR)M0202
Mia AudinaIndonesia (INA)Netherlands (NED)F0202
Yoo Yong-sungSouth Korea (KOR)M0202
Lee Kyung-wonSouth Korea (KOR)F0112
Ra Kyung-minSouth Korea (KOR)F0112
Qin YiyuanChina (CHN)F0022


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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

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