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Badminton at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Doubles

Badminton at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Riocentro – Pavilion 4, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 11, 2016
Date Finished: August 19, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: CHN China-1
Silver: MAS Malaysia
Bronze: GBR Great Britain


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 women’s 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 Malaysia’s [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.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 China-1 CHN Gold
2 Malaysia MAS Silver
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 China-2 CHN
5T Russia RUS
5T South Korea-1 KOR
5T South Korea-2 KOR
5T Japan JPN
9T Australia AUS
9T Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Germany GER
9T United States USA
9T Denmark DEN
9T Poland POL
9T Indonesia INA
9T India IND