India Badminton History: 7 Men, 8 Women, 5 Events and 1 Bronze in 6 Olympics

Since the first Badminton team joined Indian Olympic contingent for 1992 Olympics, at Rio Indians make 7th consecutive Olympics appearance. In the last 6 appearances, Badminton contributed one medal to Indian medal list in 2012 when Saina Nehwal earned the Bronze medal in Women’s Singles. Third consecutive Olympics makes Saina the Indian Badminton Player with maximum Olympic appearance. Check all statistics and details related to Indian Badminton at Olympics.

Indian Badminton Schedule at Rio 2016

Indian History at Summer Olympics: Performances in Every Olympics
History of All Sports Played at Olympics by India
Indian Medals In Olympics: When and Who Got It!!

Statistics

    1992: 3 men in 2 events
    1996: 2 (1 Man, 1 woman) in 2 events
    2000: 2 (1 Man, 1 woman) in 2 events
    2004: 3 (2 Men, 1 woman) in 2 events
    2008: 2 (1 Man, 1 woman) in 2 events
    2012: 5 (2 Men, 2 woman) in 4 events
    2016: 7 (3 Men and 4 women) for 4 events

Maximum Participation at Olympics

    3 Saina Nehwal ((2008, 2012, 2016)
    2 Deepankar Bhattacharya (1992-1996), Aparna Popat (2000, 2004), Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa (2012, 2016)
    1 Vimal Kumar, Madhumita Bisht (1992), Varalakshimi Pandimukkala Venkata (1996), Pulella Gopichand (2000), Nikhil Kanetkar, Abhinn Shyam Gupta (2004), Anup Sridhar (2008), Parupalli Kashyap, V Diju (2012), K Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Manu Attri, B Sumeeth Reddy (2016)

Events Per Olympics for Indians

    Men’s Singles: 1992-2016
    Women’s Singles: 1992-2016
    Men’s Doubles: 1992, 2016
    Women’s Doubles: 2012, 2016
    Mixeds Doubles: 2012

1992: 3 Shuttlers for 3 events

    Deepankar Bhattacharya: Round 3 Men’s Singles
    Vimal Kumar: Round 1 Men’s Singles
    Deepankar Bhattacharya / Vimal Kumar: Round 2 in Men’s Doubles
    Madhumita Bisht: Round 3 Women’s Singles

1996: 2 in 2 events

    Deepankar Bhattacharya: Round 2 Men’s Singles
    Varalakshimi Pandimukkala Venkata: Round 2 Women’s Singles

2000: 2 members in 2 events

    Pulella Gopichand: 9th in Men’s Singles
    Aparna Popat: Women’s Singles

2004: 3 (1 woman)

    Nikhil Kanetkar: 9th Men’s Singles
    Abhinn Shyam Gupta: 17th Men’s Singles
    Aparna Popat: 9th Women’s Singles

2008: 2 Shuttlers (1 woman)

    Anup Sridhar: 17th Men’s Singles
    Saina Nehwal: 5th Women’s Singles

2012: 5 in 3 events

    Parupalli Kashyap: 5th Men’s Singles
    Jwala Gutta / Diju: 13th
    Jwala Gutta / Ashwini Ponnappa: 8th Women’s Doubles

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Saina Nehwal: BRONZE Women’s Singles

    Group Stage
    Def Jaquet (Switzerland) 21–9, 21–4
    Def L Tan (Belgium) 21–4, 21–14
    Elimination: Def Yao J (Netherlands) 21–14, 21–16
    Quarterfinal: Def Tine Baun (Denmark) 21–15, 22–20
    Semifinal: Lost to Wang Yihan (China) 13–21, 13–21
    Bronze: Won 18-21 0-1 Wang Xin (China), Retired Hurt

2016: 7 in 4 events

    K Srikanth Men’s Singles
    PV Sindhu Women’s Singles: Won Silver
    Saina Nehwal Women’s Singles
    Jwala Gutta / Ashwini Ponnappa Women’s Doubles
    Manu Attri, B Sumeeth Reddy Men’s Singles

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