Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Riocentro â Pavilion 4, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 11, 2016
Date Finished: August 19, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
In the doubles competitions, the top two pairs from each group advanced to the quarter-finals. This stage consisted of head-to-head matches from which the winner advanced to the next round. Triggered by the match-fixing scandal in the womenâs doubles in London 2012 a random draw to determine places in the quarter-finals was made for all the doubles events.
Only [Fu Haifeng] and [Zhang Nan] from the list of four seeded pairs reached the semi-finals, all others were eliminated in the group stage or the quarter-finals. All the quarter-final matches were really close and three of the four matches went to a deciding set. Only [Marcus Ellis] and [Chris Langridge] from Britain won their match in straight sets. In the semi-final the British pair were then beaten easily in two sets by Fu and Zhang. In the final Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan met Malaysiaâs [Goh V Shem] and [Tan Wee Kiong] and the Chinese pair won a very close and thrilling third set 23-21. The bronze medal went surprisingly to the British duo who beat the second Chinese pair [Chai Biao] and [Hong Wei] in three sets.