Second and third in terms of gold medals is Indonesia with seven and South Korea with six, while Denmark, Spain and Japan have won one each.
The prized Olympic medal was the cherry on top of a season that saw him win the German Open and the Asia Cup, besides reaching the final of the All England Open.
In 1996, badminton became the most watched sport at the Olympics after having its Olympic debut in front of 1 billion people.Next
Malaysian athletes have won a total of 13 Olympic medals, 9 in , 2 in and 2 in.
Their team mate Nozomi Okuhara - women's singles world number three - made quick work of Canada's Michelle Li in a tidy 21-9, 21-7 match in the round of sixteen. South Korea's world number four duo Kim Soyeong and Kong Heeyong won a tense battle with second-ranked Japanese pair Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara, beating them 21-14 14-21 28-26. Despite being slapped with a ban in the 2016 Rio Olympics for gambling, Momota has made a strong comeback, winning almost all title matches.
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Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo were the first Japanese badminton players to make history winning the championship in the doubles category in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
You can change your choices at any time by visiting. Okuhara, who said she was "a little scared" but won because she kept her focus, is next up against China's He Bing Jiao.Next
In the , China became the first country to win all five disciplines' gold medal in history, and as of 2020 the only to sweep all five in the same Games.
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The Malaysian athlete with the most number of medals won is with 3 silver medals in badminton. Click to find out more about our partners. Had it not been for the countless heartbreaks suffered by Chong Wei, Malaysia would have won a coveted gold medal by now.Next
In the 2012 London Olympic Games, China made history by sweeping all five gold medals.