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Table Tennis at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Doubles

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 23, 1996
Date Finished: July 30, 1996
Format: Round-robin qualifying pools, followed by single-elimination tournament.

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

Summary

The Chinese pair of Lu Lin and Wang Tao were the defending champions and had won the 1993 and 1995 World Championships in doubles. At the 1995 World Championships, Kong Linghui (CHN) had defeated his countryman, Liu Guoliang, in the final. In Atlanta, they paired up as a doubles team and faced Lu and Wang in the final. Kong/Liu had not lost any games before the final, but the first two games were split, before King Kong and Liu ran away to win in four games. They continued to compete as a doubles team and won the 1997 and 1999 World Championships.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 China-2 CHN Gold
2 China-1 CHN Silver
3 South Korea-2 KOR Bronze
4 Germany GER
5T South Korea-1 KOR
5T France-2 FRA
5T Japan-2 JPN
5T Sweden-1 SWE
9T Russia RUS
9T Hong Kong HKG
9T Netherlands NED
9T Austria-1 AUT
9T Austria-2 AUT
9T Poland POL
9T France-1 FRA
9T Serbia and Montenegro SCG
17T Chinese Taipei TPE
17T North Korea PRK
17T Croatia CRO
17T Canada CAN
17T Sweden-2 SWE
17T Nigeria NGR
17T Japan-1 JPN
17T Belarus BLR
25T Chile CHI
25T Brazil BRA
25T United States USA
25T Jamaica JAM
25T Australia AUS
25T Czech Republic CZE
25T Ghana GHA