Badminton is one of the fastest Olympic games with shuttles travelling as fast as 400 kmph. Badminton debuted at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. 63 different nations have appeared in the Olympic badminton competitions, with 19 appearing all 6 times, India being one of the 19. The lone medal was won by Saina Nehwal at London 2012. She along with PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will be medal hopes in Rio 2016.
Interestingly, badminton has recently become popular in the Rio favelas. And in Rio, they even play badminton the Brazilian way with a hint of Samba.
Athlete- 1 Athlete- 2 Date Time (IST) Result
Saina Nehwal Lohanny Vicente 11 August 19:50 PV Sindhu Laura Sarosi 11 August 18:40 Saina Nehwal Marija Ulitina 14 August 17:25 PV Sindhu Michelle Li 14 August 19:45 Kidambi Srikanth Lino Munoz 12 August 05:35 Kidambi Srikanth Henri Hurskainen 14 August 19:10 Manu Attri and Buss Sumeeth Reddy Hendra Setiawan - Mohammad Ahsan 11 August 17:30 Manu Attri and Buss Sumeeth Reddy Chai Biao - Hong Wei 12 August 19:50 Manu Attri and Buss Sumeeth Reddy Kenichi Hayakawa - Hiroyuki Endo 14 August 04:25 Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa Ayaka Takahashi - Mitasu Matsutomo 11 August 16:30 Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa Selena Piek - Eefje Muskens 12 August 17:30 Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa Puttita Supajirakul - Sapsiree Taerattanchai 13 August 19:15