Olympic Badminton Schedule 2020: Updated Info for Men, Women Events

Olympic Badminton Schedule 2020 Broadcast channels & Live-Stream Info: Badminton is the favorite sport which debuts at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. It will be the eighth staging of the sport as a medal event at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. This time, Japan is going to host the Olympics 2021 event, where Japanese players are training rigorously to glorify their home games. With 18 out of 34 gold medals till now, China has dominated the badminton sports program.

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Olympic Badminton Schedule at Tokyo 2020

All times are Japan Standard Time (GMT/UTC+9)

The competition will take place from 24 July – 2 August 2021.

Date Time Events
24th July 2021 9:00 – 14:30 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage
18:00 – 22:00 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage
25th July 2021 10:00 – 15:30 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage
18:00 – 21:30 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage
26th July 2021 10:00 – 15:30 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage
18:00 – 21:30 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage
27th July 2021 10:00 – 15:30 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage
18:00 – 21:30 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage
28th July 2021 9:00 – 14:30 Women’s Singles Group Play Stage
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals
18:00 – 21:30 Men’s Singles Group Play Stage
29th July 2021 9:00 – 15:30 Mixed Doubles Semifinals
Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals
Women’s Singles Round of 16
17:00 – 22:00 Men’s Singles Round of 16
Women’s Doubles Quarterfinals
30th July 2021 9:00 – 12:30 Women’s Singles Quarterfinals
Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match
15:30 – 21:30 Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match
Women’s Singles Quarterfinals
Men’s Doubles Semifinals
31st July 2021 9:00 – 16:00 Men’s Singles Quarterfinals
Women’s Doubles Semifinals
18:00 – 23:00 Women’s Singles Semifinals
Men’s Doubles Bronze Medal Match
Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match
1st Aug 2021 13:00 – 16:00 Men’s Singles Semifinals
20:30 – 23:00 Women’s Singles Bronze Medal Match
Women’s Singles Gold Medal Match
2nd Aug 2021 13:00 – 15:30 Women’s Doubles Bronze Medal Match
Women’s Doubles Gold Medal Match
20:00 – 23:00 Men’s Singles Bronze Medal Match
Men’s Singles Gold Medal Match

Key Facts about Badminton at Summer Olympics

Badminton was first introduced at the 1972 Olympic as an exhibition event. In 1996 Olympics mixed – the double event was introduced.

Events: There will be a total of five competitions where men and women each will compete in singles, doubles, and mixed double formats.

Scoring: It is necessary for an athlete to win two of three games, with first to reach 21 points with at least a two-point margin wins.

Skills and Techniques: Badminton is known as one of the most skillful games as well as physical ability sports, where players anticipate their opponent’s moves. Rackets and maneuvers are used like drop shots and smash are similar to that of tennis. However, here in Badminton instead of ball shuttlecock is used.

Olympic Badminton History

Badminton for the first time made its debut in the Olympic games as the sports program in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games. China has won the maximum medals with a total of 18 gold medals and is the only country to win gold in all five categories – men’s single, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles at the London 2012 Olympic games.

Top Olympic Badminton Players at Tokyo 2021

China is known as the strong contender in sports with 18 gold medals right from the introduction of the game.

Men
Chen Long and Lin Dan’s are two top performing players much anticipated to grab the Olympic title once again at the Tokyo Olympics. Momato Kento who was eliminated from the 2016 Rio Olympics is eyeing strongly to beat the circuit.

Viktor Axelsen a bronze medallist from the Rio 2016 games is looking forward more confidently with the World Cup championship under his belt. Lee Zii Jia, Anthony Ginting, and Jonatan Christie from Indonesia are also making an Olympic debut with the upcoming Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

Women
Carolina Marin, former Olympic champion is once again ready to deliver a similar performance with a back-to-back winning strike. Okuhara Nozomi, Rio 2016 Bronze medallist will be benefited as the games are organized on her home soil. PV Sindhu from India is eyeing a gold medal from the Olympic games.

Japan’s Yamaguchi Akane, China’s Chen Yu Fei, and South Korea’s An Se Young will make their Olympic debuts in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Doubles
Matsumoto Mayu and Nagahara Wakana are the two-time world champions one of the favorite players to play on their home soil. Two Indonesian players Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo will play doubles with Veteran players Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in the mix.

Watanabe Yuta and Endo Hiroyuki will lead the game for the host country Japan pairing with Kamura Takeshi and Sonada Keigo. Former World Champions from China Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong are strong contenders appearing in their maiden Olympic games.

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