2016 Rio Olympics Badminton Schedule for Men's Singles Quarterfinals; Mixed Doubles 'Gold Medal Match' Proves China Reign is OverBy Anita Valencia
As the day is getting closer to badminton final matches, here's the update for Rio Olympics schedules.
2016 Rio Olympics Badminton schedule for men's singles quarterfinals
The schedules are all set for men's singles quarterfinals. On August 17, badminton fans can witness some tough matches in summer Olympics badminton.
Lin Dan of China will be facing Srikanth Kidambi of India whilst Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia plays Chou Tien-Chen of Chinese Taipei. This could be the last big tournament for the Malaysian world #1 shuttler as he plans to retire after Rio Olympics, Firstpost reported. Hence, the pressure is huge on his shoulder as he is expected to bring the gold medal back home.
In another quarterfinals match, Rajive Ouseph of Great Britain who has ousted Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto, will fight against top-seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.
So Wan Ho (South Korea) vs Chen Long (China) will be the last quarterfinals matchup to see on August 17 before semifinals on August 19.
2016 Rio Olympics Badminton schedule for mixed doubles finals
China's hope to sweep the gold medal for all badminton titles is crashed after Malaysia's mixed players Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying won over China's pair Xu Chen and Ma Jin in semifinal round.
In another semifinal match, the top seeded pair, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yun Lei, must admit defeat as Indonesian mixed pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir tossed them out of the competition.
The date is set and the world will witness Indonesia vs Malaysia in the gold medal match for mixed doubles on August 17.
The Malaysian pair creates history to be the first mixed doubles to enter the final round. As for the Indonesian shuttlers, it would mean something to win the gold medal at the time coincides with Indonesian Independence Day.
China's mixed doubles pairs with battle against each other in their quest for bronze medal at the same day.
Which match will you be watching on August 17 and what is your prediction?