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.