It’s come and gone in super quick time but the badminton action and stories at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will stay in the memories of the players and fans forever.
So will these extraordinary numbers.
3,991 – Most points in a single discipline – women’s singles.
3,014 – Total number of shuttles used, 895 in men’s singles alone.
395 – Number of times the Instant Review System was called into action, with men’s singles players challenging calls the most – 112.
293 – Most points won by a pair of player – Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping en route to their mixed doubles gold.
208 – Matches played at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza throughout the 10 days of competition.
172 – Number of players who participated at this edition.
121 – Most number of games in one discipline, women’s singles.
101 – Longest rally, which came in Game 3 of the women’s doubles quarterfinal between eventual winners Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu and Du Yue/Li Yin Hui.
100 – Minutes it took to complete the longest match, the same duel as above.
49 – National Olympic Committees (NOC) represented.
38 – Age of the oldest player – Tien Minh Nguyen, who featured at his fourth consecutive Olympics.
33 – Age of the oldest gold medallist – Polii, who was just nine days short of her 34th birthday when she won the women’s doubles final.
19 – Age of youngest competitor – An Seyoung.
8 – NOCs that medalled – China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Denmark, India, Japan, Malaysia and Korea.
4 – First-time nations – Azerbaijan, Malta, Myanmar and Pakistan.
3 – Chen Long’s Olympic medals after winning silver. He also has a gold (Rio 2016) and a bronze (London 2012), which makes him only the second player after Gil Young Ah to have a complete set.
1 – New NOC to medal – Chinese Taipei, who won men’s doubles gold and women’s singles silver.