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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.

PosPairNOC
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

Date26 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round two.
MatchDate/TimePair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #126 JulNa / Park (1)KOR15-3, 15-6Piché / SydieCAN
Match #226 JulBengtsson / AxelssonSWE15-5, 15-8Muggeridge / HuntGBR
Match #326 JulWang / Tao (5/8)CHN15-5, 15-4Campbell / HockingAUS
Match #426 JulOlsen / JakobsenDEN15-1, 15-2Olorunsola / AkinsanyaNGR
Match #526 JulSun / Liu (3/4)CHN15-12, 15-3Deng / KaulCAN
Match #626 JulCator / BlackburnAUS18-14, 15-9Charniauskaya / KorshukBLR
Match #726 JulRosalina / LimpeleINA15-5, 15-6Bradbury / Archer (5/8)GBR
Match #826 JulKirkegaard / EriksenDEN15-6, 15-8de Souza / BeeharryMRI
Match #926 Julvan den Heuvel / MichelsNED15-4, 15-6Nedyalkova-Boteva / VelkovBUL
Match #1026 JulOlsen / Søgaard (5/8)DEN15-5, 15-5Yevtushenko / DruzhchenkoUKR
Match #1126 JulJulien / YungCAN15-9, 15-3Hardy / StevensonAUS
Match #1226 JulPeng / Chen (3/4)CHN15-5, 15-2Wibowo / WappSUI
Match #1326 JulWright / PontingGBR15-10, 18-14Stechmann / KeckGER
Match #1426 JulGil / Kim (5/8)KOR15-6, 15-10Chan / HeHKG
Match #1526 JulCrabo / AntonssonSWE15-4, 15-12Jean-Pierre / ClarisseMRI
Match #1626 JulTimur / Kusharyanto (2)INA15-6, 15-6Yakusheva / ZuyevRUS

Round Two

Date27 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimePair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #127 JulNa / Park (1)KOR15-1, 17-15Bengtsson / AxelssonSWE
Match #227 JulWang / Tao (5/8)CHN16-17, 15-6, 15-5Olsen / JakobsenDEN
Match #327 JulSun / Liu (3/4)CHN15-4, 7-15, 15-4Cator / BlackburnAUS
Match #427 JulRosalina / LimpeleINA10-15, 15-9, 15-9Kirkegaard / EriksenDEN
Match #527 JulOlsen / Søgaard (5/8)DEN15-4, 15-6van den Heuvel / MichelsNED
Match #627 JulPeng / Chen (3/4)CHN15-11, 15-6Julien / YungCAN
Match #727 JulGil / Kim (5/8)KOR18-13, 15-1Wright / PontingGBR
Match #827 JulTimur / Kusharyanto (2)INA15-5, 18-13Crabo / AntonssonSWE

Quarter-Finals

Date29 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimePair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #129 JulNa / Park (1)KOR15-7, 15-9Wang / Tao (5/8)CHN
Match #229 JulSun / Liu (3/4)CHN15-2, 5-15, 15-7Rosalina / LimpeleINA
Match #329 JulPeng / Chen (3/4)CHN15-10, 6-15, 18-15Olsen / Søgaard (5/8)DEN
Match #429 JulGil / Kim (5/8)KOR15-4, 15-13Timur / Kusharyanto (2)INA

Semi-Finals

Date30 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
MatchDate/TimePair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #130 JulNa / Park (1)KOR15-10, 15-4Sun / Liu (3/4)CHN
Match #230 JulGil / Kim (5/8)KOR15-6, 15-8Peng / Chen (3/4)CHN

Final Round

Date31 July – 1 August 1996
MatchDate/TimePair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match 1/201 Aug 11:15Gil / Kim (5/8)KOR13-15, 15-4, 15-12Na / Park (1)KOR
Match 3/431 Jul 20:30Sun / Liu (3/4)CHN13-15, 17-15, 15-4Peng / Chen (3/4)CHN