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Doubles, Mixed

Date16 – 21 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationThe Dome and Exhibition Complex, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales (Pavilion 4)
Participants54 from 14 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The #1 seeds were the Indonesian team of Minarti Timur and Tri Kushharyanto. They would make it to the final but they were beaten there by the Chinese pair of Gao Ling and Zhang Jun, the 2nd seeds. Gao and Zhang had only been playing together for a year prior to the Sydney Olympics, and they had lost twice earlier in the year to Timur and Kusharyanto. They had a difficult road to the final, winning three-set matches in both the first round and semi-final. In the final, they looked overmatched early, as Timur/Kusharyanto won the first game 15-1. But Zhang/Gao fought back and won the final two games to win a surprising gold medal. The bronze medal match was unusual as it consisted of two European teams, the British pair Joanne Wright-Goode and Simon Archer, who defeated the Danish team of Rikke Olsen and Michael Søgaard. This was the first big title for Zhang and Gao but not the last. They would win the World Championships in 2001, the All-England Titles in 2001, 2003, and 2006, and defend their Olympic title in 2004. Gao would then combine with Zheng Bo to win the World Championships in mixed doubles in 2007-08.

PosPlayerNOC
1Gao Ling / Zhang JunCHNGold
2Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINASilver
3Joanne Goode / Simon ArcherGBRBronze
4Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN
=5Na Gyeong-Min / Kim Dong-MunKOR
=5Zelin Resiana / Bambang SupriantoINA
=5Erica van den Heuvel / Chris BruilNED
=5Mette Schjoldager / Jens EriksenDEN
=9Chen Lin / Chen QiqiuCHN
=9Jenny Karlsson / Fredrik BergströmSWE
=9Jeong Jae-Hui / Ha Tae-GwonKOR
=9Ann Jørgensen / Jon Holst-ChristensenDEN
=9Saralee Thungthongkam / Khunakorn SuthisodTHA
=9Nicol Pitro / Michael KeckGER
=9Ge Fei / Liu YongCHN
=9Kara Solmundson / Mike BeresCAN
=17Donna Kellogg / Chris HuntGBR
=17Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Dong-SuKOR
=17Viktoriya Yevtushenko / Vladyslav DruzhchenkoUKR
=17Karen Stechmann / Björn SiegemundGER
=17Amanda Hardy / David BamfordAUS
=17Kellie Lucas / Rio SuryanaAUS
=17Milaine Cloutier / Bryan MoodyCAN
=17Louisa Koon / Tam Kai ChuenHKG
=17Marie-Hélène Valérie-Pierre / Stephan BeeharryMRI
=17Rhonda Cator / Peter BlackburnAUS
=17Robbyn Hermitage / Brent OlynykCAN

Round One (16 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA 1bye
Match #2 Jeong Jae-Hui / Ha Tae-GwonKOR Viktoriya Yevtushenko / Vladyslav DruzhchenkoUKR 15-9, 15-5
Match #3 Mette Schjoldager / Jens EriksenDEN 8bye
Match #4 Nicol Pitro / Michael KeckGER Milaine Cloutier / Bryan MoodyCAN 15-6, 15-13
Match #5 Ge Fei / Liu YongCHN 3bye
Match #6 Erica van den Heuvel / Chris BruilNED Amanda Hardy / David BamfordAUS 15-10, 15-3
Match #7 Joanne Goode / Simon ArcherGBR 5Robbyn Hermitage / Brent OlynykCAN 15-9, 15-9
Match #8 Ann Jørgensen / Jon Holst-ChristensenDEN Lee Hyo-Jeong / Lee Dong-SuKOR 17-15, 15-12
Match #9 Chen Lin / Chen QiqiuCHN Kellie Lucas / Rio SuryanaAUS 15-0, 15-3
Match #10 Zelin Resiana / Bambang SupriantoINA 6Donna Kellogg / Chris HuntGBR 15-10, 15-1
Match #11 Kara Solmundson / Mike BeresCAN Marie-Hélène Valérie-Pierre / Stephan BeeharryMRI 15-2, 15-6
Match #12 Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN 4bye
Match #13 Jenny Karlsson / Fredrik BergströmSWE Louisa Koon / Tam Kai ChuenHKG 15-13, 10-15, 15-12
Match #14 Gao Ling / Zhang JunCHN 7Karen Stechmann / Björn SiegemundGER 10-15, 15-7, 15-10
Match #15 Saralee Thungthongkam / Khunakorn SuthisodTHA Rhonda Cator / Peter BlackburnAUS 11-15, 15-7, 17-16
Match #16 Na Gyeong-Min / Kim Dong-MunKOR 2bye

Round Two (17 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA 1Jeong Jae-Hui / Ha Tae-GwonKOR 15-13, 15-11
Match #2 Mette Schjoldager / Jens EriksenDEN 8Nicol Pitro / Michael KeckGER 15-7, 15-6
Match #3 Erica van den Heuvel / Chris BruilNED Ge Fei / Liu YongCHN 317-15, 15-7
Match #4 Joanne Goode / Simon ArcherGBR 5Ann Jørgensen / Jon Holst-ChristensenDEN 15-17, 15-11, 15-7
Match #5 Zelin Resiana / Bambang SupriantoINA 6Chen Lin / Chen QiqiuCHN 15-10, 15-3
Match #6 Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN 4Kara Solmundson / Mike BeresCAN 15-8, 15-2
Match #7 Gao Ling / Zhang JunCHN 7Jenny Karlsson / Fredrik BergströmSWE 15-6, 15-7
Match #8 Na Gyeong-Min / Kim Dong-MunKOR 2Saralee Thungthongkam / Khunakorn SuthisodTHA 15-7, 15-2

Quarter-Finals (18 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA 1Mette Schjoldager / Jens EriksenDEN 815-3, 15-8
Match #2 Joanne Goode / Simon ArcherGBR 5Erica van den Heuvel / Chris BruilNED 15-12, 15-12
Match #3 Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN 4Zelin Resiana / Bambang SupriantoINA 617-14, 10-15, 15-11
Match #4 Gao Ling / Zhang JunCHN 7Na Gyeong-Min / Kim Dong-MunKOR 215-11, 15-1

Semi-Finals (20 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA 1Joanne Goode / Simon ArcherGBR 52-15, 17-15, 15-11
Match #2 Gao Ling / Zhang JunCHN 7Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN 410-15, 15-6, 17-16

Final Round (21 September 2000)

Match 1/2 Gao Ling / Zhang JunCHN 7Minarti Timur / Tri KusharyantoINA 11-15, 15-13, 15-11
Match 3/4 Joanne Goode / Simon ArcherGBR 5Rikke Olsen / Michael SøgaardDEN 415-4, 12-15, 17-14