RIO2016 Olympics Badminton Starts Today: Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Lin Dan, Viktor Axelsen

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The Rio Olympics badminton events officially start today, August 11th, 2016

Badminton Top 4 Players
Who do you think will be the top three medalists in the Rio Olympics 2016? Let me know in the comment section below for a chance to win $50 off your badminton purchase at Contest details at the end of this blog post!

To get you up to speed, here are the profiles of the top 4 ranking male players in the world right now.

1st Place
  Lee Chong WeiLee Chong Wei
  Country: Malaysia
  Born: October 21, 1982
  Age: 33


  • 2011, 2010, 2009 BWF’s Player of the Year
  • 2013 Most Popular Icon on Television Award by RTM
  • 2012, 2008 Silver medalist at the London and Beijing Olympics

2nd Place
Chen Long
  Chen Long
  Country: China
  Born: January 18, 1989
  Age: 27



  • 2015, 2014 winner of the Jakarta and Copenhagen World Championships
  • 2012 Bronze medalist at the London Olympics
  • 2007 BWF World Junior Champion

3rd Place
Lin Dan
  Lin Dan
  Country: China
  Born: October 14, 1983
  Age: 32



  • 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 winner of the World Championships
  • 2012, 2008 Gold medalist at the London and Beijing Olympics
  • 2016, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004 winner of the All England Open Badminton Championships

4th Place:
Viktor Axelsen
  Viktor Axelsen
  Country: Denmark
  Born: January 4, 1994
  Age: 22



  • 2016 will be his first Olympics in RIO
  • 2015 placed 2nd at the Japan Open
    • Played against Lin Dan in the finals.
  • 2010 World Junior Champion
    • First European to hold the title.

Check out the video below to see their badminton highlights:

Yumo Rio Olympics 2016 Contest Details:

Who do you think will be the top 3 medalists in this year's Rio Olympics 2016 Men's Singles category?

Let us know by commenting below in order: Gold, Silver, and Bronze for a chance to win $50 shopping credit towards any badminton equipment at Don't miss out! 

DEADLINE: August 16th, 11:59PM

Check out the link below for the full schedule!

Rules & Regulations:

- To submit an entry you must comment under this blog post! 

- If more than one person guesses all three medalists correctly, the winner of the $50 Yumo credit will be drawn at random. The 2nd and 3rd person who guesses correctly will also win a prize!

- Yumo prizes will be issued through email or must be picked up in-store.

- Shipping costs are not covered by Yumo, if you are not local and win a prize that requires shipping or if you make a purchase with the Yumo credit, you must make a purchase over $200 on or email us to inquire for a quote! 

If you have any questions, please email

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  • Gold-lin dan
    Silver – leechong Wei
    Bronze- Victor axelsen

    ready tito on
  • Gold: Lin Dan
    Silver: Chen Long
    Bronze: Lee Chong wei

    jamesy on
  • Gold: Lin Dan
    Silver: Viktor Axelson
    Bronze: Lee Chong Wei

    Hanford on
  • Gold – Lee Chong Wei
    Silver – Chen Long
    Bronze – Lin Dan

    Grace on
  • Gold – Lee Chong Wei
    Silver – Lin Dan
    Bronze – Chen Long

    Anthony Lai on

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