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Chinese duo suffer shock defeat

Yang Wei (left) and Zhang Jiewen
Yang (left) and Zhang disappointed the home fans

Chinese top seeds Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen suffered an upset in the women's doubles badminton quarter-finals.

Unseeded Japanese duo Maeda Miyuki and Suetsuna Satoko rallied from near defeat to eliminate the defending Olympic champions in Beijing.

The Chinese had two points to win the match at 19-16 in the second game, but lost it 23-21 after a series of errors.

Clearly rattled, they crumbled in the second half of game three, giving up 12 of the final 17 points to lose 14-21.

"This was the biggest win of our lives," said Suetsuna.

"They are the Olympic champions so even when we had 20 points in the third game we couldn't take anything for granted.

"It wasn't until we got that final point that we could celebrate."




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Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forChina 3 2 3 8
Men's Doubles 0 1 0
Men's Singles 1 0 1
Mixed Doubles 0 0 1
Women's Doubles 1 0 1
Women's Singles 1 1 0
2 also show each event results forIndonesia 1 1 1 3
Men's Doubles 1 0 0
Mixed Doubles 0 1 0
Women's Singles 0 0 1
3 also show each event results forSouth Korea 1 1 1 3
Men's Doubles 0 0 1
Mixed Doubles 1 0 0
Women's Doubles 0 1 0
4 also show each event results forMalaysia 0 1 0 1
Men's Singles 0 1 0

see also
Olympics blog
07 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics


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