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Doubles, Mixed

Date12 – 17 August 2008
StatusOlympic
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.

PosPlayerNOC
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 (12 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Liliyana Natsir / Nova WidiantoINA Han Sang-Hun / Hwang Yu-MiKOR 123-21, 21-19
Match #2 Sudket Prapakamol / Saralee ThungthongkamTHA Mike Beres / Val LokerCAN 21-9, 21-9
Match #3 He Hanbin / Yu YangCHN 4Anthony Clark / Donna KelloggGBR 21-15, 21-8
Match #4 Nadia Kostiuczyk-Zieba / Robert MateusiakPOL Juliette Ah-Wan / Georgie CupidonSEY 21-8, 21-19
Match #5 Kamilla Rytter Juhl / Thomas LaybournDEN Li Yujia / Hendri Kurniawan SaputraSGP 21-12, 21-14
Match #6 Flandy Limpele / Vita MarissaINA 3Kristof Hopp / Birgit OverzierGER 21-12, 21-12
Match #7 Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR Craig Cooper / Renee FlavellNZL 21-12, 21-11
Match #8 Gail Emms / Nathan RobertsonGBR Gao Ling / Zheng BoCHN 221-16, 16-21, 21-19

Quarter-Finals (14 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Liliyana Natsir / Nova WidiantoINA 1Sudket Prapakamol / Saralee ThungthongkamTHA 21-13, 21-19
Match #2 He Hanbin / Yu YangCHN 4Nadia Kostiuczyk-Zieba / Robert MateusiakPOL 22-20, 23-21
Match #3 Flandy Limpele / Vita MarissaINA 3Kamilla Rytter Juhl / Thomas LaybournDEN 21-17, 15-21, 21-17
Match #4 Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR Gail Emms / Nathan RobertsonGBR 21-19, 21-12

Semi-Finals (16 August 2008)

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

Match #1 Liliyana Natsir / Nova WidiantoINA 1He Hanbin / Yu YangCHN 415-21, 21-11, 23-21
Match #2 Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR Flandy Limpele / Vita MarissaINA 321-9, 12-21, 21-17

Final Round (17 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR Liliyana Natsir / Nova WidiantoINA 121-11, 21-17
Match 3/4 He Hanbin / Yu YangCHN 4Flandy Limpele / Vita MarissaINA 319-21, 21-17, 23-21