| Event type

Doubles, Men

Date12 – 16 August 2008
LocationBeijing Gongye Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants32 from 10 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The Indonesian team of Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan had won the 2007 World Championships and were the top seeds. They reached the final where they met China’s Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng. The Chinese crowd was looking for a home victory and was hopeful after Cai/Fu won the first set, 21-12. But their hopes were dashed as the Indonesians won the last two sets, 21-11, 21-16. The bronze medal was a big upset, won by Korea’s Hwang Ji-Man and Lee Jae-Jin. They were world ranked only #13, but defeated Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen of Denmark 13-21, 21-18, 21-17.

1Markis Kido / Hendra SetiawanINAGold
2Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHNSilver
3Lee Jae-Jin / Hwang Ji-ManKORBronze
4Lars Paaske / Jonas RasmussenDEN
=5Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS
=5Michał Łogosz / Robert MateusiakPOL
=5Keita Masuda / Tadashi OhtsukaJPN
=5Howard Bach / Bob MalaythongUSA
=9Guo Zhendong / Xie ZhongboCHN
=9Shintaro Ikeda / Shuichi SakamotoJPN
=9Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR
=9Ross Smith / Glenn WarfeAUS
=9Alvent Chandra / Luluk HadiyantoINA
=9Choong Tan Fook / Lee Wan WahMAS
=9Chris Dednam / Roelof DednamRSA
=9Jens Eriksen / Martin Lundgaard HansenDEN

Round One

Date12 August 2008
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #112 Aug 19:40Court 1Kido / Setiawan (1)INA22-20, 10-21, 21-17Guo / XieCHN
Match #212 Aug 19:05Court 1Koo / TanMAS21-12, 21-16Ikeda / SakamotoJPN
Match #312 Aug 11:45Court 1Paaske / RasmussenDEN21-16, 21-19Jeong / Lee (3)KOR
Match #412 Aug 20:35Court 3Łogosz / MateusiakPOL21-13, 21-16Smith / WarfeAUS
Match #512 Aug 11:10Court 1Masuda / OhtsukaJPN19-21, 21-14, 21-14Chandra / HadiyantoINA
Match #612 Aug 20:50Court 1Lee / HwangKOR20-22, 21-13, 21-16Choong / Lee (4)MAS
Match #712 Aug 10:55Court 3Bach / MalaythongUSA21-10, 21-16Dednam / DednamRSA
Match #812 Aug 10:45Court 2Cai / Fu (2)CHN21-12, 21-11Eriksen / HansenDEN


Date13 August 2008
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #113 Aug 21:30Court 1Kido / Setiawan (1)INA21-16, 21-18Koo / TanMAS
Match #213 Aug 19:15Court 1Paaske / RasmussenDEN17-21, 21-11, 21-15Łogosz / MateusiakPOL
Match #313 Aug 10:45Court 1Lee / HwangKOR21-12, 18-21, 21-9Masuda / OhtsukaJPN
Match #413 Aug 13:00Court 1Cai / Fu (2)CHN21-9, 21-10Bach / MalaythongUSA


Date15 August 2008
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final match, losers advanced to the bronze medal match.
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #115 Aug 10:00Court 1Kido / Setiawan (1)INA21-19, 21-17Paaske / RasmussenDEN
Match #215 Aug 13:00Court 1Cai / Fu (2)CHN22-20, 21-8Lee / HwangKOR

Final Round

Date16 August 2008
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match 1/216 Aug 21:30Court 1Kido / Setiawan (1)INA12-21, 21-11, 21-16Cai / Fu (2)CHN
Match 3/416 Aug 11:00Court 1Lee / HwangKOR13-21, 21-18, 21-17Paaske / RasmussenDEN