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Badminton at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 10, 2008
Date Finished: August 15, 2008
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: CHN China-1
Silver: KOR South Korea-1
Bronze: CHN China-2


The three Chinese pairs were seeded 1-2-3, with the Korean team of Lee Hyo-Jeong and Lee Gyeong-Won seeded fourth. The #1 seeds were Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen, the 2007 World Champions, but they lost in three sets in the quarter-finals to the Japanese team of Maeda Miyuki and Satoko Suetsuna. The final came down to Lee/Lee and the second seeds, Du Jing and Yu Yang. The Chinese pair won comfortably in two sets, 21-15, 21-13. The third Chinese team, Wei Yili and Zhang Yawen, defeated Miyuki and Satoko in straight sets to win the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 China-1 CHN Gold
2 South Korea-1 KOR Silver
3 China-2 CHN Bronze
4 Japan-1 JPN
5T China-3 CHN
5T Singapore SIN
5T Chinese Taipei TPE
5T Japan-2 JPN
9T Indonesia INA
9T Australia AUS
9T Malaysia MAS
9T United States USA
9T South Africa RSA
9T Great Britain GBR
9T Denmark DEN
9T South Korea-2 KOR