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Doubles, Mixed

Date26 July – 1 August 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationGeorgia State University Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants64 from 18 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

This was the Olympic début of badminton mixed doubles. The last two World Championships had been won by Europeans – 1993 by the mixed team of Thomas Lund (DEN) and Catrine Bengtsson (SWE), and 1995 by the Danish team of Lund and Marlene Thomsen. But Lund and Thomsen, also the 1995 All-England champions, did not enter the mixed event in Atlanta. The 1996 All-England title was won by Korea’s Na Gyeong-Min and Park Ju-Bong, who were also world ranked #1. Park had won a gold medal in 1992 in men’s doubles. The mixed final came down to Ra/Park against another Korean pair, Gir Yeong-A and Kim Dong-Mun, the 5th-ranked team in the world. The match went three games, with Gir and Kim winning, 15-12, in the final game. Gir and Park would soon retire, and Kim and Ra would begin competing together, winning the 1999 World Championships.

PosPlayerNOC
1Gil Yeong-Ah / Kim Dong-MunKORGold
2Na Gyeong-Min / Park Ju-BongKORSilver
3Sun Man / Liu JianjunCHNBronze
4Peng Xingyong / Chen XingdongCHN
=5Riseu Rosalina / Flandy LimpeleINA
=5Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA
=5Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN
=5Wang Xiaoyuan / Tao XiaoqiangCHN
=9Helene Kirkegaard / Jens EriksenDEN
=9Astrid Crabo / Jan-Eric AntonssonSWE
=9Joanne Wright / Nick PontingGBR
=9Catrine Bengtsson / Peter AxelssonSWE
=9Erica van den Heuvel / Ron MichelsNED
=9Rhonda Cator / Peter BlackburnAUS
=9Denyse Julien / Darryl YungCAN
=9Lotte Olsen / Christian JakobsenDEN
=17Karen Stechmann / Michael KeckGER
=17Ulada Charniauskaya / Mikhail KorshukBLR
=17Marie-Josephe Jean-Pierre / Édouard ClarisseMRI
=17Emmy Chan / Tim HeHKG
=17Martine de Souza / Stephan BeeharryMRI
=17Joanne Muggeridge / Chris HuntGBR
=17Amanda Hardy / Paul StevensonAUS
=17Marina Yakusheva / Nikolay ZuyevRUS
=17Viktoriya Yevtushenko / Vladyslav DruzhchenkoUKR
=17Neli Nedyalkova-Boteva / Todor VelkovBUL
=17Lisa Campbell / Murray HockingAUS
=17Doris Piché / Iain SydieCAN
=17Santi Wibowo / Thomas WappSUI
=17Obigeli Olorunsola / Kayode AkinsanyaNGR
=17Si-An Deng / Anil KaulCAN
=17Julie Bradbury / Simon ArcherGBR

Round One (26 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Na Gyeong-Min / Park Ju-BongKOR 1Doris Piché / Iain SydieCAN 15-3, 15-6
Match #2 Catrine Bengtsson / Peter AxelssonSWE Joanne Muggeridge / Chris HuntGBR 15-5, 15-8
Match #3 Wang Xiaoyuan / Tao XiaoqiangCHN 5/8Lisa Campbell / Murray HockingAUS 15-5, 15-4
Match #4 Lotte Olsen / Christian JakobsenDEN Obigeli Olorunsola / Kayode AkinsanyaNGR 15-1, 15-2
Match #5 Sun Man / Liu JianjunCHN 3/4Si-An Deng / Anil KaulCAN 15-12, 15-3
Match #6 Rhonda Cator / Peter BlackburnAUS Ulada Charniauskaya / Mikhail KorshukBLR 18-14, 15-9
Match #7 Riseu Rosalina / Flandy LimpeleINA Julie Bradbury / Simon ArcherGBR 5/815-5, 15-6
Match #8 Helene Kirkegaard / Jens EriksenDEN Martine de Souza / Stephan BeeharryMRI 15-6, 15-8
Match #9 Erica van den Heuvel / Ron MichelsNED Neli Nedyalkova-Boteva / Todor VelkovBUL 15-4, 15-6
Match #10 Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN 5/8Viktoriya Yevtushenko / Vladyslav DruzhchenkoUKR 15-5, 15-5
Match #11 Denyse Julien / Darryl YungCAN Amanda Hardy / Paul StevensonAUS 15-9, 15-3
Match #12 Peng Xingyong / Chen XingdongCHN 3/4Santi Wibowo / Thomas WappSUI 15-5, 15-2
Match #13 Joanne Wright / Nick PontingGBR Karen Stechmann / Michael KeckGER 15-10, 18-14
Match #14 Gil Yeong-Ah / Kim Dong-MunKOR 5/8Emmy Chan / Tim HeHKG 15-6, 15-10
Match #15 Astrid Crabo / Jan-Eric AntonssonSWE Marie-Josephe Jean-Pierre / Édouard ClarisseMRI 15-4, 15-12
Match #16 Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA 2Marina Yakusheva / Nikolay ZuyevRUS 15-6, 15-6

Round Two (27 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Na Gyeong-Min / Park Ju-BongKOR 1Catrine Bengtsson / Peter AxelssonSWE 15-1, 17-15
Match #2 Wang Xiaoyuan / Tao XiaoqiangCHN 5/8Lotte Olsen / Christian JakobsenDEN 16-17, 15-6, 15-5
Match #3 Sun Man / Liu JianjunCHN 3/4Rhonda Cator / Peter BlackburnAUS 15-4, 7-15, 15-4
Match #4 Riseu Rosalina / Flandy LimpeleINA Helene Kirkegaard / Jens EriksenDEN 10-15, 15-9, 15-9
Match #5 Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN 5/8Erica van den Heuvel / Ron MichelsNED 15-4, 15-6
Match #6 Peng Xingyong / Chen XingdongCHN 3/4Denyse Julien / Darryl YungCAN 15-11, 15-6
Match #7 Gil Yeong-Ah / Kim Dong-MunKOR 5/8Joanne Wright / Nick PontingGBR 18-13, 15-1
Match #8 Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA 2Astrid Crabo / Jan-Eric AntonssonSWE 15-5, 18-13

Quarter-Finals (29 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Na Gyeong-Min / Park Ju-BongKOR 1Wang Xiaoyuan / Tao XiaoqiangCHN 5/815-7, 15-9
Match #2 Sun Man / Liu JianjunCHN 3/4Riseu Rosalina / Flandy LimpeleINA 15-2, 5-15, 15-7
Match #3 Peng Xingyong / Chen XingdongCHN 3/4Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN 5/815-10, 6-15, 18-15
Match #4 Gil Yeong-Ah / Kim Dong-MunKOR 5/8Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA 215-4, 15-13

Semi-Finals (30 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Na Gyeong-Min / Park Ju-BongKOR 1Sun Man / Liu JianjunCHN 3/415-10, 15-4
Match #2 Gil Yeong-Ah / Kim Dong-MunKOR 5/8Peng Xingyong / Chen XingdongCHN 3/415-6, 15-8

Final Round (31 July – 1 August 1996)

Match 1/2 Gil Yeong-Ah / Kim Dong-MunKOR 5/8Na Gyeong-Min / Park Ju-BongKOR 113-15, 15-4, 15-12
Match 3/4 Sun Man / Liu JianjunCHN 3/4Peng Xingyong / Chen XingdongCHN 3/413-15, 17-15, 15-4