Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Goudi Olympic Hall, Goudi Olympic Complex, Athina
Date Started: August 16, 2004
Date Finished: August 21, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
The two-time defending champions, [Ge Fei] and [Gu Jun], were no longer competing, which left the tournament open. Of the four semi-finalists, three teams were Chinese â [Zhang Jiewen] and [Yang Wei], [Huang Sui] and [Gao Ling], and [Zhao Tingting] and [Wei Yili]. They were joined by the Korean team of [Na Gyeong-Min] and [Lee Gyeong-Won]. They were the top four seeds and all four had a top pedigree, but Huang/Gao had won the All-Englands from 2001-04 (and would win again in 2005-06). Zhao/Wei were the 2003 World Champions. The 2001 World Championships had been won by Zhang and Wei, who were now competing with different partners. The final came down to Zhang/Yang against Huang/Gao. Huang/Gao had a 7-4 career advantage over their teammates, but Zhang/Yang won in three sets, 7-15, 15-4, 15-8.