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Badminton at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Mixed Doubles

Badminton at the 1996 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

Events:

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.

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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