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Chinese take women's doubles gold

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China's Du Jing and Yu Yang eased past South Korea's Lee Hyojung and Lee Kyungwon in the women's doubles to take the first badminton gold of the Games.

Du and Yu won 21-15 21-13 as the South Koreans failed to recover from an early injury to Lee Kyungwon.

The victory for China's second seeds reassured a roaring home crowd, who saw top seeds Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen go out at the quarter-final stage.

Another Chinese pair, Zhang Yawen and Wei Yili, won the bronze play-off.

The competition's third seeds reached the podium with a 21-17 21-10 victory over Japanese pair Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna.

China have now won gold in the women's doubles for the fourth straight Olympics, and the victory sets in motion the hosts' plan for a clean sweep of this year's badminton medals.


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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
Badminton duo's golden dream ends
14 Aug 08 |  Badminton
Tearful Zhang reaches semi-finals
13 Aug 08 |  Badminton
Chinese duo suffer shock defeat
11 Aug 08 |  Badminton
Alan Wills blog
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics


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