| Event type

Doubles, Mixed

Date12 – 17 August 2008
LocationBeijing Gongye Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants32 from 12 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The favorite and #1 seed were the Indonesians, Lilyana Natsir and Nova Widianto, the 2005 and 2007 World Championships. The second seeds were Gao Ling and Zheng Bo (CHN), All-England champions in 2007-08. In the first round, Gao and Zheng were unfortunately drawn against Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson, the 2004 silver medalists, and World Champions in 2006. The match, good enough to be a final at most tournaments, was one of the best of the Beijing mixed tournament. It went three sets, with the British pair prevailing, 21-16, 16-21, 21-19, and the #2 seeds were out early. This seemed to open up the tournament for Natsir/Widianto, and they easily made the final. There they met the unseeded Korean pair of Lee Hyo-Jeong and Lee Yong-Dae. In a huge upset, Lee/Lee defeated the Indonesians easily, 21-11, 21-17. The bronze medal match came down to the fourth seeds, He Hanbin and Yu Yang (CHN), defeating the third seeds, Flandy Limpele and Vita Marissa of Indonesia, in a titanic three-set struggle, 19-21, 21-17, 23-21.

1Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Yong-DaeKORGold
2Liliyana Natsir / Nova WidiantoINASilver
3He Hanbin / Yu YangCHNBronze
4Flandy Limpele / Vita MarissaINA
=5Nadia Kostiuczyk-Zieba / Robert MateusiakPOL
=5Kamilla Rytter Juhl / Thomas LaybournDEN
=5Gail Emms / Nathan RobertsonGBR
=5Sudket Prapakamol / Saralee ThungthongkamTHA
=9Han Sang-Hun / Hwang Yu-MiKOR
=9Mike Beres / Val LokerCAN
=9Anthony Clark / Donna KelloggGBR
=9Juliette Ah-Wan / Georgie CupidonSEY
=9Li Yujia / Hendri Kurniawan SaputraSGP
=9Kristof Hopp / Birgit OverzierGER
=9Craig Cooper / Renee FlavellNZL
=9Gao Ling / Zheng BoCHN

Round One

Date12 August 2008
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #112 Aug 10:00Court 1Natsir / WidiantoINA23-21, 21-19Han / Hwang (1)KOR
Match #212 Aug 10:10Court 2Prapakamol / ThungthongkamTHA21-9, 21-9Beres / LokerCAN
Match #312 Aug 11:20Court 2He / Yu (4)CHN21-15, 21-8Clark / KelloggGBR
Match #412 Aug 12:05Court 3Kostiuczyk-Zieba / MateusiakPOL21-8, 21-19Ah-Wan / CupidonSEY
Match #512 Aug 19:25Court 3Juhl / LaybournDEN21-12, 21-14Li / SaputraSGP
Match #612 Aug 18:50Court 3Limpele / Marissa (3)INA21-12, 21-12Hopp / OverzierGER
Match #712 Aug 20:00Court 3Lee / LeeKOR21-12, 21-11Cooper / FlavellNZL
Match #812 Aug 18:40Court 2Emms / RobertsonGBR21-16, 16-21, 21-19Gao / Zheng (2)CHN


Date14 August 2008
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #114 Aug 12:15Court 1Natsir / Widianto (1)INA21-13, 21-19Prapakamol / ThungthongkamTHA
Match #214 Aug 10:45Court 1He / Yu (4)CHN22-20, 23-21Kostiuczyk-Zieba / MateusiakPOL
Match #314 Aug 20:45Court 1Limpele / Marissa (3)INA21-17, 15-21, 21-17Juhl / LaybournDEN
Match #414 Aug 19:15Court 1Lee / LeeKOR21-19, 21-12Emms / RobertsonGBR


Date16 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 #116 Aug 18:30Court 1Natsir / Widianto (1)INA15-21, 21-11, 23-21He / Yu (4)CHN
Match #216 Aug 19:30Court 1Lee / LeeKOR21-9, 12-21, 21-17Limpele / Marissa (3)INA

Final Round

Date17 August 2008
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match 1/217 Aug 19:30Court 1Lee / LeeKOR21-11, 21-17Natsir / Widianto (1)INA
Match 3/417 Aug 18:30Court 1He / Yu (4)CHN19-21, 21-17, 23-21Limpele / Marissa (3)INA