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Table Tennis at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

Table Tennis at the 2004 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Galatsi Olympic Hall, Galatsi
Date Started: August 14, 2004
Date Finished: August 20, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament. Top 8 seeds advanced to round four. Seeds 9-16 advanced to round three.

Gold: CHN China-1
Silver: KOR South Korea-1
Bronze: CHN China-2
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Chinese women had not lost a doubles championship at the Olympics or World Championships since the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and the 1987 Worlds. Wang Nan had won the 2000 Olympics with partner Li Ju, and also won the 1999 and 2001 Worlds with her. But in 2003 Wang joined up with a new partner, Zhang Yining, and they again won the World title – they were nicknamed table tennis’s “Dream Team.” The final came down to Wang and Zhang against Koreans Suk En-Mi and Lee Eun-Sil, but it was not close, the Chinese winning in four easy games.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 China-1 CHN Gold
2 South Korea-1 KOR Silver
3 China-2 CHN Bronze
4 South Korea-2 KOR
5T Japan JPN
5T Hong Kong-2 HKG
5T North Korea PRK
5T Croatia CRO
9T Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Hong Kong-1 HKG
9T Russia-2 RUS
9T Italy ITA
9T Singapore-1 SIN
9T New Zealand NZL
9T Hungary HUN
9T Singapore-2 SIN
17T Belarus BLR
17T Russia-1 RUS
17T Canada CAN
17T Belarus BLR
17T Romania ROU
17T Germany GER
17T Czech Republic CZE
17T United States-2 USA
25T Tunisia TUN
25T Nigeria-1 NGR
25T Greece GRE
25T Nigeria-2 NGR
25T United States-1 USA
25T Australia AUS
25T Brazil BRA
25T Venezuela VEN
33T Algeria ALG
33T Chile CHI