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Olympics Betting: Badminton

Tokyo 2020 | 24 July – 2 August | Multiple Rounds & Events

Olympics Badminton History

A sport steeped and grounded in ancient history, yet badminton only received official sport status at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games and has been an Olympic mainstay ever since.

Badminton at Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 will consist of men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

Olympic Badminton: How it Works

A badminton match is a made up of best-of-three games, with the match-winner being the first player or pair to reach 21 points. If opponents are tied at 20-all, the first to eventually maintain a two-point lead wins the game. If it goes as far as 29-all, the first to reach 30 will be declared the winner.

In singles events, players are divided into 12-16 groups of three to four players each for a series of round-robin matches. The top-ranked player in each group then advances to the round-of-16.

In doubles, players are divided into four round-robin groups of four. The two top-ranked pairs in each group then progress to the quarterfinals.

Olympics Betting: Badminton

If you’re looking for Olympics betting on Badminton, China have been the leading Olympic Badminton nation by some considerable distance – winning 18 Olympic gold medals, the most by any nation. At London 2012, China won gold across all 5 badminton events.

Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Denmark, and Indonesia (their national sport) are now strong in badminton events, whilst China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan are the strongest teams in the paired events.

The overall badminton power balance has shifted somewhat in recent years, with Japan now picking up the mantle, winning a number of titles – none more so than World no.1 Kento Momoto, who has dominated the sport for the past two years.

His main challengers have been Shi Yu Qi (China), Anthony Ginting (Indonesia). and Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen of Denmark.

In women’s badminton singles, Chen Yu Fei (CHN) has emerged in recent months, followed closely by Tai Tzu Ying (TPE). Others, like Akane Yamaguchi (JPN), Nozomi Okuhara (JPN), Ratchanok Intanon (THA) and Pusarla V Sindhu (IND), are also strong contenders.

Since Rio 2016, a number of decorated senior players have retired, so Badminton at Tokyo 2020 could see some surprise results and victories.

Check out our Olympics badminton betting markets now!