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Badminton at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Goudi Olympic Hall, Goudi Olympic Complex, Athina
Date Started: August 16, 2004
Date Finished: August 21, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

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

Summary

The two-time defending champions, Ge Fei and Gu Jun, were no longer competing, which left the tournament open. Of the four semi-finalists, three teams were Chinese – Zhang Jiewen and Yang Wei, Huang Sui and Gao Ling, and Zhao Tingting and Wei Yili. They were joined by the Korean team of Na Gyeong-Min and Lee Gyeong-Won. They were the top four seeds and all four had a top pedigree, but Huang/Gao had won the All-Englands from 2001-04 (and would win again in 2005-06). Zhao/Wei were the 2003 World Champions. The 2001 World Championships had been won by Zhang and Wei, who were now competing with different partners. The final came down to Zhang/Yang against Huang/Gao. Huang/Gao had a 7-4 career advantage over their teammates, but Zhang/Yang won in three sets, 7-15, 15-4, 15-8.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 China-1 CHN Gold
2 China CHN Silver
3 South Korea-1 KOR Bronze
4 China-2 CHN
5T Thailand THA
5T Netherlands NED
5T South Korea-2 KOR
5T Denmark-2 DEN
9T Indonesia INA
9T Japan-1 JPN
9T Denmark-1 DEN
9T Great Britain-1 GBR
9T Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Great Britain-2 GBR
9T Germany GER
9T Malaysia MAS
17T Canada-1 CAN
17T Australia AUS
17T Bulgaria BUL
17T Canada-2 CAN
17T Hong Kong HKG
17T South Africa RSA
17T Japan-2 JPN