China's Li Xuerui wins the tennis women's singles gold medal, beating compatriot Wang Yihan at the London 2012 Olympic Gamings (4 August).
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Badminton made its launching as a presentation sporting activity at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. It was not till the 1992 Gamings in Barcelona that it was officially included on the Olympic program, with males's and also females's singles and doubles events. The combined increases event made its debut in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympic Gamings. Ever since, the number of events has actually stayed unchanged.
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