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Doubles, Men

Date15 – 21 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiako Gymnastirio Galatsiou, Galatsi
Participants64 from 25 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. Top 8 seeds advanced to round three. Seeds 9-16 advanced to round two.

Wang Liqin and Yan Sen had won the 2000 gold medal and the World Championships in 2001 and 2003. But they were not chosen for the Chinese team in Athina. Chinese depth in table tennis was such that they were barely missed. In their absence the top seeds were Chen Qi and Ma Lin. They made it to the final easily where they met the Hong Kong pair of Ko Lai-Chak and Li Ching, who had emigrated from China in 2000. The final went to six games, with Chen and Ma winning easily in the sixth game, 11-5. The Hong Kong medal was only the second ever at the Olympics for that nation. The bronze medal went to the Danish pair of Michael Maze and Finn Tugwell, the only non-Asian medal in table tennis at the 2004 Olympics. The second Chinese team, Kong Linghui and Wang Hao, were surprisingly eliminated in the round of 16 by the Swedish team of Jan-Ove Waldner and Jörgen Persson.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1People's Republic of China 1CHNGold
Chen QiMa Lin
2Hong Kong, China 2HKGSilver
Ko Lai ChakLi Ching
3DenmarkDENBronze
Michael MazeFinn Tugwell
4Russian FederationRUS
Dmitry MazunovAleksey Smirnov
=5PolandPOL
Lucjan BłaszczykTomasz Krzeszewski
=5SwedenSWE
Jörgen PerssonJan-Ove Waldner
=5Serbia and MontenegroSCG
Slobodan GrujićAleksandar Karakašević
=5Republic of Korea 2KOR
Lee Cheol-SeungYu Seung-Min
=9NetherlandsNED
Danny HeisterTrinko Keen
=9Chinese TaipeiTPE
Chiang Peng-LungChuang Chih-Yuan
=9AustriaAUT
Karl JindrakWerner Schlager
=9People's Republic of China 2CHN
Kong LinghuiWang Hao
=9Germany 2GER
Timo BollZoltan Fejer-Konnerth
=9Hong Kong, China 1HKG
Cheung YukLeung Chu Yan
=9Japan 2JPN
Akira KitoToshio Tasaki
=9Republic of Korea 1KOR
Ju Se-HyeokO Sang-Eun
=17Australia 1AUS
William HenzellDave Zalcberg
=17United StatesUSA
Mark HazinskiIlija Lupulesku
=17Nigeria 2NGR
Peter AkinlabiKazeem Nosiru
=17CanadaCAN
Johnny HuangFaazil Kassam
=17Japan 1JPN
Shu AraiRyo Yuzawa
=17Czech RepublicCZE
Petr KorbelRichard Výborný
=17GreeceGRE
Panagiotis GionisKallinikos Kreangka
=17Germany 1GER
Lars HielscherJörg Roßkopf
=25ItalyITA
Massimiliano MondelloMin Yang
=25Nigeria 1NGR
Monday MerotohunSegun Toriola
=25ChileCHI
Juan PapicAlejandro Rodríguez
=25Australia 2AUS
Trevor BrownRuss Lavale
=25AlgeriaALG
Mohamed BoudjadjaAbdel Hakim Djaziri
=25Democratic Republic of the CongoCOD
Momo BabunguJosé Luyindula
=25ArgentinaARG
Oscar GonzálezPablo Tabachnik
=25BrazilBRA
Hugo HanashiroHugo Hoyama

Round One (15 August 2004)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 William Henzell / Dave ZalcbergAUS 4 – 1
11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5
Massimiliano Mondello / Min YangITA
Match #2 Mark Hazinski / Ilija LupuleskuUSA 4 – 0
11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
Monday Merotohun / Segun ToriolaNGR
Match #3 Peter Akinlabi / Kazeem NosiruNGR 4 – 1
11-9, 11-5, 15-17, 11-9, 11-7
Juan Papic / Alejandro RodríguezCHI
Match #4 Johnny Huang / Faazil KassamCAN 4 – 0
11-9, 11-3, 11-6, 11-8
Trevor Brown / Russ LavaleAUS
Match #5 Shu Arai / Ryo YuzawaJPN 4 – 0
11-6, 11-2, 11-8, 18-16
Mohamed Boudjadja / Abdel Hakim DjaziriALG
Match #6 Petr Korbel / Richard VýbornýCZE 4 – 0
11-3, 11-4, 11-6, 11-4
Momo Babungu / José LuyindulaCOD
Match #7 Panagiotis Gionis / Kallinikos KreangkaGRE 4 – 1
11-7, 11-7, 11-2, 9-11, 11-6
Oscar González / Pablo TabachnikARG
Match #8 Lars Hielscher / Jörg RoßkopfGER 4 – 2
9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7
Hugo Hanashiro / Hugo HoyamaBRA

Round Two (16 August 2004)

Winners advanced to round three.

Match #1 Danny Heister / Trinko KeenNED 4 – 1
15-13, 12-10, 6-11, 14-12, 11-3
William Henzell / Dave ZalcbergAUS
Match #2 Chiang Peng-Lung / Chuang Chih-YuanTPE 4 – 1
14-12, 8-11, 13-11, 16-14, 11-9
Mark Hazinski / Ilija LupuleskuUSA
Match #3 Michael Maze / Finn TugwellDEN 4 – 2
8-11, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-9, 11-4
Peter Akinlabi / Kazeem NosiruNGR
Match #4 Jörgen Persson / Jan-Ove WaldnerSWE 4 – 2
11-7, 16-18, 11-3, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6
Johnny Huang / Faazil KassamCAN
Match #5 Timo Boll / Zoltan Fejer-KonnerthGER 4 – 0
11-4, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9
Shu Arai / Ryo YuzawaJPN
Match #6 Dmitry Mazunov / Aleksey SmirnovRUS 4 – 1
11-4, 13-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6
Petr Korbel / Richard VýbornýCZE
Match #7 Akira Kito / Toshio TasakiJPN 4 – 3
9-11, 6-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-4
Panagiotis Gionis / Kallinikos KreangkaGRE
Match #8 Ju Se-Hyeok / O Sang-EunKOR 4 – 1
11-5, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9
Lars Hielscher / Jörg RoßkopfGER

Round Three (18 August 2004)

Winners advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Chen Qi / Ma LinCHN 4 – 2
10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 11-13, 11-5, 11-3
Danny Heister / Trinko KeenNED
Match #2 Lucjan Błaszczyk / Tomasz KrzeszewskiPOL 4 – 2
7-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5
Chiang Peng-Lung / Chuang Chih-YuanTPE
Match #3 Michael Maze / Finn TugwellDEN 4 – 0
12-10, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7
Karl Jindrak / Werner SchlagerAUT
Match #4 Jörgen Persson / Jan-Ove WaldnerSWE 4 – 1
8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10
Kong Linghui / Wang HaoCHN
Match #5 Lee Cheol-Seung / Yu Seung-MinKOR 4 – 0
11-7, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9
Timo Boll / Zoltan Fejer-KonnerthGER
Match #6 Dmitry Mazunov / Aleksey SmirnovRUS 4 – 0
14-12, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7
Cheung Yuk / Leung Chu YanHKG
Match #7 Slobodan Grujić / Aleksandar KarakaševićSCG 4 – 1
11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10, 12-10
Akira Kito / Toshio TasakiJPN
Match #8 Ko Lai Chak / Li ChingHKG 4 – 1
11-8, 11-9, 11-3, 5-11, 14-12
Ju Se-Hyeok / O Sang-EunKOR

Quarter-Finals (19 August 2004)

Winners advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Chen Qi / Ma LinCHN 4 – 1
8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10, 11-7
Lucjan Błaszczyk / Tomasz KrzeszewskiPOL
Match #2 Michael Maze / Finn TugwellDEN 4 – 1
11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 12-10, 12-10
Jörgen Persson / Jan-Ove WaldnerSWE
Match #3 Dmitry Mazunov / Aleksey SmirnovRUS 4 – 1
10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4, 11-8
Lee Cheol-Seung / Yu Seung-MinKOR
Match #4 Ko Lai Chak / Li ChingHKG 4 – 1
11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 13-11, 11-9
Slobodan Grujić / Aleksandar KarakaševićSCG

Semi-Finals (20 August 2004)

Winners advanced to the final match. Runners-up advanced to bronze medal match.

Match #1 Chen Qi / Ma LinCHN 4 – 2
11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 8-11, 13-11, 13-11
Michael Maze / Finn TugwellDEN
Match #2 Ko Lai Chak / Li ChingHKG 4 – 2
11-5, 11-9, 5-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6
Dmitry Mazunov / Aleksey SmirnovRUS

Final Round (21 August 2004)

Match 1/2 Chen Qi / Ma LinCHN 4 – 2
11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5
Ko Lai Chak / Li ChingHKG
Match 3/4 Michael Maze / Finn TugwellDEN 4 – 2
11-3, 11-8, 12-14, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8
Dmitry Mazunov / Aleksey SmirnovRUS