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Doubles, Women

Date10 – 15 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Gongye Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants32 from 12 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The three Chinese pairs were seeded 1-2-3, with the Korean team of Lee Hyo-Jeong and Lee Gyeong-Won seeded fourth. The #1 seeds were Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen, the 2007 World Champions, but they lost in three sets in the quarter-finals to the Japanese team of Maeda Miyuki and Satoko Suetsuna. The final came down to Lee/Lee and the second seeds, Du Jing and Yu Yang. The Chinese pair won comfortably in two sets, 21-15, 21-13. The third Chinese team, Wei Yili and Zhang Yawen, defeated Miyuki and Satoko in straight sets to win the bronze medal.

PosPlayerNOC
1Du Jing / Yu YangCHNGold
2Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Gyeong-WonKORSilver
3Wei Yili / Zhang YawenCHNBronze
4Miyuki Maeda / Satoko SuetsunaJPN
=5Yang Wei / Zhang JiewenCHN
=5Jiang Yanmei / Li YujiaSGP
=5Cheng Wen-Hsing / Chien Yu-ChinTPE
=5Kumiko Ogura / Reiko ShiotaJPN
=9Liliyana Natsir / Vita MarissaINA
=9Tania Luiz / Eugenia TanakaAUS
=9Chin Eei Hui / Wong Pei TtyMAS
=9Eva Lee / May MangkalakiriUSA
=9Chantal Botts / Michelle EdwardsRSA
=9Gail Emms / Donna KelloggGBR
=9Kamilla Rytter Juhl / Lena Frier KristiansenDEN
=9Ha Jeong-Eun / Kim Min-JeongKOR

Round One (10 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Yang Wei / Zhang JiewenCHN 1Liliyana Natsir / Vita MarissaINA 21-19, 21-15
Match #2 Miyuki Maeda / Satoko SuetsunaJPN Tania Luiz / Eugenia TanakaAUS 21-4, 21-8
Match #3 Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Gyeong-WonKOR 4Chin Eei Hui / Wong Pei TtyMAS 21-14, 21-19
Match #4 Jiang Yanmei / Li YujiaSGP Eva Lee / May MangkalakiriUSA 21-12, 21-12
Match #5 Cheng Wen-Hsing / Chien Yu-ChinTPE Chantal Botts / Michelle EdwardsRSA 21-6, 21-12
Match #6 Wei Yili / Zhang YawenCHN 3Gail Emms / Donna KelloggGBR 21-19, 21-13
Match #7 Kumiko Ogura / Reiko ShiotaJPN Kamilla Rytter Juhl / Lena Frier KristiansenDEN 18-21, 21-14, 21-18
Match #8 Du Jing / Yu YangCHN 2Ha Jeong-Eun / Kim Min-JeongKOR 21-11, 16-21, 21-15

Quarter-Finals (11 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Miyuki Maeda / Satoko SuetsunaJPN Yang Wei / Zhang JiewenCHN 18-21, 23-21, 21-14
Match #2 Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Gyeong-WonKOR 4Jiang Yanmei / Li YujiaSGP 21-15, 21-12
Match #3 Wei Yili / Zhang YawenCHN 3Cheng Wen-Hsing / Chien Yu-ChinTPE 21-14, 21-18
Match #4 Du Jing / Yu YangCHN 2Kumiko Ogura / Reiko ShiotaJPN 21-8, 21-5

Semi-Finals (13 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match, losers advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Gyeong-WonKOR 4Miyuki Maeda / Satoko SuetsunaJPN 22-20, 21-15
Match #2 Du Jing / Yu YangCHN 2Wei Yili / Zhang YawenCHN 321-19, 21-12

Final Round (15 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Du Jing / Yu YangCHN 2Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Gyeong-WonKOR 421-15, 21-13
Match 3/4 Wei Yili / Zhang YawenCHN 3Miyuki Maeda / Satoko SuetsunaJPN 21-17, 21-10