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Singles, Women

Date24 July – 1 August 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationGeorgia State University Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants47 from 29 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Forty-eight women started, with the 16 seeds given byes into round two. The #1 seed was the World Champion, Ye Zhaoying (CHN), but she would lose in the quarter-finals, defeated by Korea’s Kim Ji-Hyeon in straight sets. The semi-finals saw a replay of the 1992 final, with Bang Su-Hyeon exacting revenge on Indonesia’s Susi Susanti Haditono, 11-9, 11-8. In the final Bang faced Mia Audina (INA), a true badminton prodigy. Audina had first played in the Uber Cup (women’s world team championship) when only 14, and was only 16-years-old at the Atlanta Olympics. After the 1998 Uber Cup matches, she married a Dutch native and moved to that nation, which she would represent at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. The final in Atlanta was an easy victory for Bang, who had won the All-England title earlier in the year. Susanti defeated Kim for the bronze medal, 11-4, 11-1.

PosPlayerNOC
1Bang Su-HyeonKORGold
2Mia AudinaINASilver
3Susi SusantiINABronze
4Kim Ji-HyeonKOR
=5Han JingnaCHN
=5Camilla MartinDEN
=5Yao YanCHN
=5Ye ZhaoyingCHN
=9Margit BorgSWE
=9Hisako MizuiJPN
=9Huang Chia-ChiTPE
=9Kelly MorganGBR
=9Yuliani SentosoINA
=9Yasuko MizuiJPN
=9Pornsawan PlungwechTHA
=9Katarzyna KrasowskaPOL
=17Chan Chia FongMAS
=17Somhasurthai JaroensiriTHA
=17Sandra DimbourFRA
=17Yelena RybkinaRUS
=17Rhona RobertsonNZL
=17Denyse JulienCAN
=17Christine MagnussonSWE
=17Zarinah AbdullahSGP
=17Anne SøndergaardDEN
=17Marina YakushevaRUS
=17Santi WibowoSUI
=17Obigeli OlorunsolaNGR
=17Jeng Shwu-ZenTPE
=17Andrea ÓdorHUN
=17Varalakshimi Pandimukkala VenkataIND
=17Doris PichéCAN
=33Neli Nedyalkova-BotevaBUL
=33Elsa NielsenISL
=33Marie-Josephe Jean-PierreMRI
=33Joanne MuggeridgeGBR
=33Na Gyeong-MinKOR
=33Debra O'ConnorTTO
=33Song YangAUS
=33Olena NozdranUKR
=33Ulada CharniauskayaBLR
=33Martine de SouzaMRI
=33Lisa CampbellAUS
=33Erika Von HeilandUSA
=33Catrine BengtssonSWE
=33Anne GibsonGBR
=33Amparo LimPHI
DNSDiana KolevaBUL

Round One (24 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Ye ZhaoyingCHN 1bye
Match #2 Chan Chia FongMAS bye
Match #3 Margit BorgSWE Neli Nedyalkova-BotevaBUL 11-6, 11-4
Match #4 Somhasurthai JaroensiriTHA Elsa NielsenISL 11-1, 11-2
Match #5 Kim Ji-HyeonKOR 5/8bye
Match #6 Sandra DimbourFRA bye
Match #7 Hisako MizuiJPN Marie-Josephe Jean-PierreMRI 11-2, 11-1
Match #8 Yelena RybkinaRUS Joanne MuggeridgeGBR 11-6, 12-11
Match #9 Camilla MartinDEN 3/4bye
Match #10 Rhona RobertsonNZL bye
Match #11 Huang Chia-ChiTPE Na Gyeong-MinKOR 11-6, 11-7
Match #12 Denyse JulienCAN Debra O'ConnorTTO 11-3, 11-0
Match #13 Mia AudinaINA 5/8bye
Match #14 Christine MagnussonSWE bye
Match #15 Kelly MorganGBR Song YangAUS 11-1, 11-5
Match #16 Zarinah AbdullahSGP Olena NozdranUKR 11-3, 11-0
Match #17 Anne SøndergaardDEN Diana KolevaBUL walkover
Match #18 Yuliani SentosoINA Ulada CharniauskayaBLR 6-11, 11-3, 11-1
Match #19 Marina YakushevaRUS bye
Match #20 Yao YanCHN 5/8bye
Match #21 Santi WibowoSUI Martine de SouzaMRI 11-7, 7-11, 11-3
Match #22 Yasuko MizuiJPN Lisa CampbellAUS 11-0, 8-11, 11-7
Match #23 Obigeli OlorunsolaNGR bye
Match #24 Bang Su-HyeonKOR 3/4bye
Match #25 Jeng Shwu-ZenTPE Erika Von HeilandUSA 11-2, 11-6
Match #26 Pornsawan PlungwechTHA Catrine BengtssonSWE 11-4, 4-11, 11-6
Match #27 Andrea ÓdorHUN bye
Match #28 Han JingnaCHN 5/8bye
Match #29 Varalakshimi Pandimukkala VenkataIND Anne GibsonGBR 11-6, 11-6
Match #30 Katarzyna KrasowskaPOL Amparo LimPHI 11-6, 11-5
Match #31 Doris PichéCAN bye
Match #32 Susi SusantiINA 2bye

Round Two (26 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to round three.

Match #1 Ye ZhaoyingCHN 1Chan Chia FongMAS 11-4, 11-1
Match #2 Margit BorgSWE Somhasurthai JaroensiriTHA 11-3, 7-11, 11-5
Match #3 Kim Ji-HyeonKOR 5/8Sandra DimbourFRA 11-2, 11-3
Match #4 Hisako MizuiJPN Yelena RybkinaRUS 11-1, 1-8
Match #5 Camilla MartinDEN 3/4Rhona RobertsonNZL 11-2, 11-2
Match #6 Huang Chia-ChiTPE Denyse JulienCAN 9-11, 11-5, 11-1
Match #7 Mia AudinaINA 5/8Christine MagnussonSWE 11-6, 11-1
Match #8 Kelly MorganGBR Zarinah AbdullahSGP 12-9, 0-11, 11-3
Match #9 Yuliani SentosoINA Anne SøndergaardDEN 11-1, 11-3
Match #10 Yao YanCHN 5/8Marina YakushevaRUS 11-4, 11-4
Match #11 Yasuko MizuiJPN Santi WibowoSUI 11-4, 11-6
Match #12 Bang Su-HyeonKOR 3/4Obigeli OlorunsolaNGR 11-0, 11-0
Match #13 Pornsawan PlungwechTHA Jeng Shwu-ZenTPE 11-5, 11-0
Match #14 Han JingnaCHN 5/8Andrea ÓdorHUN 11-0, 11-1
Match #15 Katarzyna KrasowskaPOL Varalakshimi Pandimukkala VenkataIND 11-5, 11-6
Match #16 Susi SusantiINA 2Doris PichéCAN 11-1, 11-3

Round Three (27 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Ye ZhaoyingCHN 1Margit BorgSWE 11-4, 11-4
Match #2 Kim Ji-HyeonKOR 5/8Hisako MizuiJPN 11-4, 11-0
Match #3 Camilla MartinDEN 3/4Huang Chia-ChiTPE 12-11, 11-9
Match #4 Mia AudinaINA 5/8Kelly MorganGBR 11-2, 4-11, 12-9
Match #5 Yao YanCHN 5/8Yuliani SentosoINA 11-6, 11-5
Match #6 Bang Su-HyeonKOR 3/4Yasuko MizuiJPN 11-2, 11-3
Match #7 Han JingnaCHN 5/8Pornsawan PlungwechTHA 11-3, 11-6
Match #8 Susi SusantiINA 2Katarzyna KrasowskaPOL 11-4, 11-0

Quarter-Finals (28 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Kim Ji-HyeonKOR 5/8Ye ZhaoyingCHN 111-5, 12-11
Match #2 Mia AudinaINA 5/8Camilla MartinDEN 3/411-6, 8-11, 11-5
Match #3 Bang Su-HyeonKOR 3/4Yao YanCHN 5/811-3, 11-2
Match #4 Susi SusantiINA 2Han JingnaCHN 5/83-11, 11-4, 11-8

Semi-Finals (30 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Mia AudinaINA 5/8Kim Ji-HyeonKOR 5/811-6, 9-11, 11-1
Match #2 Bang Su-HyeonKOR 3/4Susi SusantiINA 211-9, 11-8

Final Round (31 July – 1 August 1996)

Match 1/2 Bang Su-HyeonKOR 3/4Mia AudinaINA 5/811-6, 11-7
Match 3/4 Susi SusantiINA 2Kim Ji-HyeonKOR 5/811-4, 11-1