Badminton at the Commonwealth Games

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Badminton had it debut at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and has been consented in 14 consecutive Commonwealth Games since its debut in 1966.

Editions[edit]

Games Year Host city Best nation
VIII 1966 Kingston, Jamaica  England
IX 1970 Edinburgh, Scotland  England
X 1974 Christchurch, New Zealand  England
XI 1978 Edmonton, Canada  England
XII 1982 Brisbane, Australia  England
XIII 1986 Edinburgh, Scotland  England
XIV 1990 Auckland, New Zealand  England
XV 1994 Victoria, Canada  England
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Malaysia
XVII 2002 Manchester, England  Malaysia
XVIII 2006 Melbourne, Australia  Malaysia
XIX 2010 New Delhi, India  Malaysia
XX 2014 Glasgow, Scotland  Malaysia
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Australia  India
XXII 2022 Birmingham, England

History[edit]

The 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica saw the inaugural staging of badminton with five events being played in the sport. This would be later jump to six events with the introduction of the mixed team events in 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. In 1994, the bronze medal playoff was scrapped until it was brought back in the 2006 held in Melbourne. During that time, the mixed team was replaced by a separate teams event for each gender but it would only be played once with it reverting back to the mixed teams format in 2002.

Events[edit]

Current program
Event 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22
Men's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Men's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Women's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Women's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mixed doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mixed team X X X X X X X X X X X
Past program
Men's team X
Women's team X
Events 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6


Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 England373438109
2 Malaysia29211464
3 India771125
4 Canada310619
5 Australia21912
6 Singapore15410
7 Scotland12710
8 Hong Kong1023
9 Wales1012
10 New Zealand02911
Totals (10 nations)8282101265

Successful national teams[edit]

Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries after the 2018 Commonwealth Games. England has been the most successful nation in the Commonwealth Games.

Rank Country 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Total
1  England 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 31 2 2 1 22 37
2  Malaysia 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 31 3 4 4 3 22 29
3  India 1 1 2 1 22 7
4  Canada 1 1 1 3
5  Australia 1 1 2
6  Scotland 1 1
 Hong Kong 1 1
 Wales 1 1
 Singapore 1 1

BOLD means overall winner of Badminton at Commonwealth Games

^1 England and Malaysia are tied with three gold medals. However, Malaysia won four silver medals and England won one, thus Malaysia became the overall winner.
^2 India, England and Malaysia are tied with two gold medals. However, India won three silver medals, Malaysia won two and England won one, thus India became the overall winner.

Past winners[edit]

Individual competition[edit]

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1966 Malaysia Tan Aik Huang England Angela Bairstow Malaysia Tan Aik Huang
Malaysia Yew Cheng Hoe
England Helen Horton
England Ursula Smith
England Roger Mills
England Angela Bairstow
1970 Canada Jamie Paulson England Margaret Beck Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
Malaysia Punch Gunalan
England Margaret Boxall
England Sue Whetnall
England Derek Talbot
England Margaret Boxall
1974 Malaysia Punch Gunalan England Gillian Gilks England Elliot Stuart
England Derek Talbot
England Margaret Boxall
England Gillian Gilks
England Derek Talbot
England Gillian Gilks
1978 India Prakash Padukone Malaysia Sylvia Ng Meow Eng England Ray Stevens
England Mike Tredgett
England Nora Perry
England Anne Statt
England Mike Tredgett
England Nora Perry
1982 India Syed Modi England Helen Troke Malaysia Ong Beng Teong
Malaysia Razif Sidek
Canada Claire Backhouse
Canada Johanne Falardeau
England Martin Dew
England Karen Chapman
1986 England Steve Baddeley Scotland Billy Gilliland
Scotland Dan Travers
England Gillian Clark
England Gillian Gowers
Australia Mike Scandolera
Australia Audrey Tuckey
1990 Malaysia Rashid Sidek England Fiona Smith Malaysia Jalani Sidek
Malaysia Razif Sidek
England Sara Sankey
England Fiona Smith
Hong Kong Chan Chi Choi
Hong Kong Amy Chan
1994 Australia Lisa Campbell Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
England Joanne Muggeridge
England Joanne Wright
England Chris Hunt
England Gillian Clark
1998 Malaysia Wong Choong Hann Wales Kelly Morgan Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
England Joanne Goode
England Donna Kellogg
England Simon Archer
England Joanne Goode
2002 Malaysia Muhammad Hafiz Hashim Singapore Li Li Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
Malaysia Ang Li Peng
Malaysia Lim Pek Siah
2006 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei England Tracey Hallam Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
2010 India Saina Nehwal Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
India Jwala Gutta
India Ashwini Ponnappa
Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
2014 India Parupalli Kashyap Canada Michelle Li Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
Malaysia Goh Wei Shem
Malaysia Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei
England Chris Adcock
England Gabrielle Adcock
2018 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei India Saina Nehwal England Marcus Ellis
England Chris Langridge
Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan
Malaysia Vivian Hoo

Team competition[edit]

Year Men Women Mixed
1966 N/A N/A N/A
1970
1974
1978 England England
1982
1986
1990
1994
1998 Malaysia Malaysia England England N/A
2002 N/A N/A England England
2006 Malaysia Malaysia
2010
2014
2018 India India

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