Xuerui Li will take on Nozomi Okuhara for the bronze medal in the women's badminton semi-final at the Rio 2016 Olympics on 19 August, Friday.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 1.15pm BST/9.15am local time. Live coverage will be on BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tabs.

For international viewers, the online streaming is available here.

The live scores of the matches can also be found here.


Xuerui and Okuhara are in this position after they lost a chance to win the gold in the women's badminton event in Rio. They failed to win their respective semi-final matches, which has resulted in them facing each other for a shot at the bronze medal.

Carolina Marin is the world number one and she has managed to beat the Chinese star in the first semi-final to seal a berth in the final. It was a straight set victory, which helped her seal a berth in the last two.

Li Xuerui
Li Xuerui lost to Carolina Marin in the semi-final Getty

The Spanish badminton player will compete with India's PV Sindhu for gold. The latter also registered a straight set victory over Okuhara. The Japanese star will be hoping she can bounce back from the semi-final defeat on Friday.

However, she will face tough competition from Xuerui. The winner of the clash between Xuerui and Okuhara will clinch the bronze medal in the women's badminton event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.