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Badminton at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

Badminton at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

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 18, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: JPN Japan
Silver: DEN Denmark
Bronze: KOR South Korea-1

Summary

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.

The Japanese number one seeds [Misaki Matsutomo] and [Ayaka Takahashi] beat the Malaysian pair [Vivian Hoo] and [Woon Khe Wei] in three sets in the quarter-finals and in the semi-final they beat Korean’s [Jeong Gyeong-Eun] and [Shin Seung-Chan], who eventually won the bronze medal with an easy two set victory against China’s [Tang Yuanting] and [Yu Yang]. The Japanese top seeds met the unseeded Danish pair [Christinna Pedersen] and [Kamilla Rytter Juhl] in the final and had to fight hard to win 21-19 in the final third set having lost the first set.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Japan JPN Gold
2 Denmark DEN Silver
3 South Korea-1 KOR Bronze
4 China-1 CHN
5T Malaysia MAS
5T Netherlands NED
5T Indonesia INA
5T South Korea-2 KOR
9T Thailand THA
9T India IND
9T United States USA
9T China-2 CHN
9T Great Britain GBR
9T Hong Kong HKG
9T Bulgaria BUL
9T Germany GER