Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 12, 2008
Date Finished: August 16, 2008
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
The Indonesian team of [Markis Kido] and [Hendra Setiawan] had won the 2007 World Championships and were the top seeds. They reached the final where they met China’s [Cai Yun] and [Fu Haifeng]. The Chinese crowd was looking for a home victory and was hopeful after Cai/Fu won the first set, 21-12. But their hopes were dashed as the Indonesians won the last two sets, 21-11, 21-16. The bronze medal was a big upset, won by Korea’s [Hwang Ji-Man] and [Lee Jae-Jin]. They were world ranked only #13, but defeated [Lars Paaske] and [Jonas Rasmussen] of Denmark 13-21, 21-18, 21-17.