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Badminton at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Doubles

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): The Dome and Exhibition Complex, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 21, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: INA Indonesia
Silver: KOR South Korea-1
Bronze: KOR South Korea-2

Summary

The #1 seeds were Indonesia’s Candra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan. Wajaga had won the 1997 World Championships with Budiarto Sigit, but Sigit failed a doping test in 1998. Although he was eligible again in 2000, Wajaga chose to play the Olympics with Gunawan. Together Wajaga and Gunawan had won the 1999 All-Englands. The defending champions, Ricky and Rexy (Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky), were back but would not get past the quarter-finals. The 1999 World Champions were Korea’s Lee Dong-Su and Yu Yong-Seong. The final came down to Wajaga and Gunawan against Lee and Yoo. It was a long, tough match – one rally lasting 79 strokes, with the Indonesians prevailing in three sets, 15-10, 9-15, 15-7, in 77 minutes.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Indonesia INA Gold
2 South Korea-1 KOR Silver
3 South Korea-2 KOR Bronze
4 Malaysia-2 MAS
5T Indonesia-1 INA
5T Indonesia-2 INA
5T Denmark-1 DEN
5T Great Britain-2 GBR
9T Denmark DEN
9T Canada CAN
9T Malaysia-1 MAS
9T Denmark-2 DEN
9T Poland POL
9T Sweden SWE
9T Great Britain-1 GBR
9T Thailand THA
17T China-1 CHN
17T Netherlands NED
17T Germany GER
17T Bulgaria BUL
17T Australia AUS
17T Mauritius MRI