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What is your favourite international Olympic badminton moment?
At Atlanta 1996, Denmark’s Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen wins men’s singles gold, making him the first and only non-Asian Olympic badminton champion.
At Barcelona 1992, Susi Susanti wins the women’s singles for Indonesia’s first ever Olympic gold medal after 40 years of Games participation. Her future husband Alan Budikusuma added the country’s second gold with his men’s singles victory.
At London 2012, China’s Lin Dan becomes the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in men’s singles, defeating chief rival Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the final both times.
At London 2012, India’s Saina Nehwal wins women’s singles bronze, becoming just the second female Indian athlete to win an Olympic medal and earning the nickname “darling daughter of India” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Her popularity has led to increased efforts to improve the quality of life for Indian women.
At Athens 2004, China’s Gao Ling sets the record for most podium finishes in Olympic badminton with four, adding mixed doubles gold and women’s doubles silver to her gold and bronze won at Sydney 2000.
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