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Badminton at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Mixed Doubles

Badminton at the 1996 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia State University Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 26, 1996
Date Finished: August 1, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: KOR South Korea-1
Silver: KOR South Korea-2
Bronze: CHN China-2

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 South Korea-1 KOR Gold
2 South Korea-2 KOR Silver
3 China-2 CHN Bronze
4 China-1 CHN
5T Indonesia-2 INA
5T Indonesia-1 INA
5T Denmark DEN
5T China CHN
9T Denmark-1 DEN
9T Sweden-1 SWE
9T Great Britain-2 GBR
9T Sweden-2 SWE
9T Netherlands NED
9T Australia AUS
9T Canada-1 CAN
9T Denmark-2 DEN
17T Germany GER
17T Belarus BLR
17T Mauritius-1 MRI
17T Hong Kong HKG
17T Mauritius-2 MRI
17T Great Britain-1 GBR
17T Australia-1 AUS
17T Russia RUS
17T Ukraine UKR
17T Bulgaria BUL
17T Australia-2 AUS
17T Canada-2 CAN
17T Switzerland SUI
17T Nigeria NGR
17T Canada CAN
17T Great Britain GBR