Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): The Dome and Exhibition Complex, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 21, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
The #1 seeds were Indonesiaâs [Candra Wijaya] and [Tony Gunawan]. Wajaga had won the 1997 World Championships with Budiarto Sigit, but Sigit failed a doping test in 1998. Although he was eligible again in 2000, Wajaga chose to play the Olympics with Gunawan. Together Wajaga and Gunawan had won the 1999 All-Englands. The defending champions, Ricky and Rexy ([Ricky Subagja] and [Rexy Mainaky]), were back but would not get past the quarter-finals. The 1999 World Champions were Koreaâs [Lee Dong-Su] and [Yu Yong-Seong]. The final came down to Wajaga and Gunawan against Lee and Yoo. It was a long, tough match â one rally lasting 79 strokes, with the Indonesians prevailing in three sets, 15-10, 9-15, 15-7, in 77 minutes.