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Badminton at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Doubles

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia State University Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 25, 1996
Date Finished: July 31, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: INA Indonesia
Silver: MAS Malaysia-1
Bronze: INA Indonesia-1

Summary

Twenty-five pairs competed, with seven teams seeded directly into the second round. The favorites were Ricky and Rexy – Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia. They were 1995 World Champions and won the All-England title in 1995-96. The second-seeded team was Malaysia's Cheah Soon Kit and Yap Kim Hock and the two favorites made it to the final. Ricky and Rexy had beaten Cheah and Yap numerous times and lost to them only once. But the final saw the Malaysians storm ahead 11-1 in the first game, winning it 15-5. Ricky and Rexy overcame that, however, winning two close games, 15-13 and 15-12, to win the gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Indonesia INA Gold
2 Malaysia-1 MAS Silver
3 Indonesia-1 INA Bronze
4 Malaysia-2 MAS
5T Great Britain GBR
5T Russia RUS
5T South Korea-1 KOR
5T China-2 CHN
9T Denmark DEN
9T Australia AUS
9T Indonesia-2 INA
9T Thailand-1 THA
9T Germany GER
9T Denmark-1 DEN
9T Denmark-2 DEN
9T China-1 CHN
17T South Korea-2 KOR
17T Mauritius MRI
17T Canada-1 CAN
17T Hong Kong HKG
17T Great Britain-2 GBR
17T Sweden SWE
17T Canada-2 CAN
17T Thailand-2 THA
17T Great Britain-1 GBR