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Doubles, Men

Date28 July – 5 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationWembley Arena, Wembley, London
Participants32 from 14 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The defending Olympic champions in the badminton men’s doubles, Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, were absent from the London Games, having dropped from the badminton circuit for the birth of Kido’s son. This left Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng, Beijing’s runners-up and four time World Champions (2006, 2009-2011), as the top seed of the tournament and hungry for redemption after having failed to win the title at their home Olympics. Jeong Jae-Seong and Lee Yong-Dae of South Korea, who had been third seeded at the 2008 Games, but had been eliminated in the opening round, were back for 2012 as the number two ranked duo. Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark and Go Seong-Hyeon Yu Yeon-Seong of South Korea rounded out the top four.

With Go and Yu failing to reach the quarterfinals, it became a matter of not who would win the podium spots, but in which order. The Chinese squad and the remaining South Korean team did not surrender a single round during the group stage, but the latter fell to the Danish team 21-17, 18-21, 20-22 in the semi-finals. Boe and Mogensen, however, could not match Cai and Fu’s intensity, nor their drive to capture the Olympic crown, and were soundly defeated 16-21, 15-21 in the final. The Chinese victory in this event meant that the nation had swept all five gold medals from the London badminton tournament, a first in Olympic history. Jeong and Lee, meanwhile, captured the bronze medal by emerging victorious against Malaysia’s Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong 23-21, 21-10.

PosPlayerNOC
1Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHNGold
2Mathias Boe / Carsten MogensenDENSilver
3Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKORBronze
4Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS
=5Chai Biao / Guo ZhendongCHN
=5Bodin Isara / Maneepong JongjitTHA
=5Fang Chieh-Min / Lee Sheng-MuTPE
=5Mohammad Ahsan / Bona SeptanoINA
=9Ingo Kindervater / Johannes SchöttlerGER
=9Go Seong-Hyeon / Yu Yeon-SeongKOR
=9Vladimir Ivanov / Ivan SozonovRUS
=9Naoki Kawamae / Shoji SatoJPN
=13Ross Smith / Glenn WarfeAUS
=13Adam Cwalina / Michał ŁogoszPOL
=13Dorian James / Willem ViljoenRSA
=13Howard Bach / Tony GunawanUSA

Round One (28 – 31 July 2012)

First two of each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group A (28 – 31 July 2012)

PosPlayerNOCMPWLGamesPoints
1Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHN3306 - 0127 - 96Q
2Fang Chieh-Min / Lee Sheng-MuTPE3214 - 2116 - 100Q
3Ingo Kindervater / Johannes SchöttlerGER3122 - 4109 - 112
4Ross Smith / Glenn WarfeAUS3030 - 682 - 126

Match #5 Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHN 1Ross Smith / Glenn WarfeAUS 21-11, 21-17
Match #6 Fang Chieh-Min / Lee Sheng-MuTPE Ingo Kindervater / Johannes SchöttlerGER 21-15, 21-16
Match #4 Fang Chieh-Min / Lee Sheng-MuTPE Ross Smith / Glenn WarfeAUS 21-14, 21-13
Match #3 Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHN 1Ingo Kindervater / Johannes SchöttlerGER 22-20, 21-16
Match #2 Ingo Kindervater / Johannes SchöttlerGER Ross Smith / Glenn WarfeAUS 21-13, 21-14
Match #1 Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHN 1Fang Chieh-Min / Lee Sheng-MuTPE 21-19, 21-13

Group B (28 – 31 July 2012)

PosPlayerNOCMPWLGamesPoints
1Bodin Isara / Maneepong JongjitTHA3306 - 0126 - 56Q
2Mohammad Ahsan / Bona SeptanoINA3214 - 2114 - 76Q
3Go Seong-Hyeon / Yu Yeon-SeongKOR3122 - 4105 - 87
ACAdam Cwalina / Michał ŁogoszPOL3030 - 60 - 126DNF

Match #5 1 Go Seong-Hyeon / Yu Yeon-SeongKOR 24Adam Cwalina / Michał ŁogoszPOL walkover
Match #6 Bodin Isara / Maneepong JongjitTHA Mohammad Ahsan / Bona SeptanoINA 21-11, 21-16
Match #3 Bodin Isara / Maneepong JongjitTHA Go Seong-Hyeon / Yu Yeon-SeongKOR 421-15, 21-14
Match #2 3 Bodin Isara / Maneepong JongjitTHA 4Adam Cwalina / Michał ŁogoszPOL 14-21, 21-13, 17-15 DNF
Match #1 Mohammad Ahsan / Bona SeptanoINA Go Seong-Hyeon / Yu Yeon-SeongKOR 424-22, 21-12
Match #4 5 Mohammad Ahsan / Bona SeptanoINA 6Adam Cwalina / Michał ŁogoszPOL walkover

Group C (28 – 31 July 2012)

PosPlayerNOCMPWLGamesPoints
1Mathias Boe / Carsten MogensenDEN3306 - 1142 - 105Q
2Chai Biao / Guo ZhendongCHN3214 - 2119 - 99Q
3Vladimir Ivanov / Ivan SozonovRUS3123 - 4132 - 130
4Dorian James / Willem ViljoenRSA3030 - 667 - 126

Match #5 Mathias Boe / Carsten MogensenDEN 3Dorian James / Willem ViljoenRSA 21-6, 21-12
Match #4 Chai Biao / Guo ZhendongCHN Dorian James / Willem ViljoenRSA 21-8, 21-13
Match #3 Mathias Boe / Carsten MogensenDEN 3Vladimir Ivanov / Ivan SozonovRUS 16-21, 21-19, 21-14
Match #6 Chai Biao / Guo ZhendongCHN Vladimir Ivanov / Ivan SozonovRUS 23-21, 21-15
Match #1 Mathias Boe / Carsten MogensenDEN 3Chai Biao / Guo ZhendongCHN 21-14, 21-19
Match #2 Vladimir Ivanov / Ivan SozonovRUS Dorian James / Willem ViljoenRSA 21-13, 21-15

Group D (28 – 31 July 2012)

PosPlayerNOCMPWLGamesPoints
1Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR3306 - 0126 - 91Q
2Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS3214 - 2111 - 94Q
3Naoki Kawamae / Shoji SatoJPN3122 - 499 - 114
4Howard Bach / Tony GunawanUSA3030 - 689 - 126

Match #6 Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS Naoki Kawamae / Shoji SatoJPN 21-12, 21-14
Match #5 Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR 2Howard Bach / Tony GunawanUSA 21-14, 21-19
Match #4 Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS Howard Bach / Tony GunawanUSA 21-12, 21-14
Match #3 Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR 2Naoki Kawamae / Shoji SatoJPN 21-16, 21-15
Match #2 Naoki Kawamae / Shoji SatoJPN Howard Bach / Tony GunawanUSA 21-15, 21-15
Match #1 Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR 2Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS 21-16, 21-11

Quarter-Finals (2 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #2 Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS Bodin Isara / Maneepong JongjitTHA 21-16, 21-18
Match #1 Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHN 1Chai Biao / Guo ZhendongCHN 21-15, 21-19
Match #4 Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR 2Mohammad Ahsan / Bona SeptanoINA 21-12, 21-16
Match #3 Mathias Boe / Carsten MogensenDEN 3Fang Chieh-Min / Lee Sheng-MuTPE 21-16, 21-18

Semi-Finals (4 August 2012)

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

Match #1 Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHN 1Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS 21-9, 21-19
Match #2 Mathias Boe / Carsten MogensenDEN 3Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR 217-21, 21-18, 22-20

Final Round (5 August 2012)

Match 3/4 Jeong Jae-Seong / Lee Yong-DaeKOR 2Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon HeongMAS 23-21, 21-10
Match 1/2 Cai Yun / Fu HaifengCHN 1Mathias Boe / Carsten MogensenDEN 321-16, 21-15