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Badminton In The Commonwealth Games

Badminton is a core sport in the Commonwealth Games and has featured in every Games since its debut in Kingston in 1966. England and Malaysia have dominated the sport, topping the all-time medal table and winning every edition of the Team competition between them until India took the honours at Gold Coast 2018.

Badminton has also made three appearances at the Commonwealth Youth Games; in 2004, 2008 and 2011.

Commonwealth Games Badminton competition is run under the rules of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

  • Core / Optional Core
  • Appearances In The Games 14
  • First Games Kingston 1966
  • Most Recent Games Gold Coast 2018
Team Scotland’s Badminton Medal Count:
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  • Total: 10
  • Asset 3
  • Asset 2
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Did You Know?

  • Silver for Kirsty Gilmour at Glasgow 2014 was Scotland’s best ever result in a Singles event

  • A shuttlecock is made from cork, leather and goose feathers

  • Badminton is the second most popular participation sport in the World, after football

  • Scotland’s only gold in Badminton to date came at the 1986 Games in Edinburgh where Billy Gilliland and Dan Travers won the Men’s Doubles

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Competition Format

Badminton includes five individual events: Singles and Doubles for both men and women, Mixed Doubles and a Team Event. The Team Event is completed before the individual events commence.

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