Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 21, 2008
Date Finished: August 24, 2008
Russia had won the gold medal in both 2000 and 2004, and was World Champion in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007. They won their third consecutive gold medal but it was not without a challenge. In the qualifying Belarus led, followed by Russia. In the final they were pushed by China, who won the silver medal.