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All-Chinese clash for semi-final

China's Wang Jie
Wang Jie (pictured) and partner Tian Jia eased into the semi-finals

China's Tian Jia and Wang Jie will play compatriots Zhang Xi and Xue Chen in the beach volleyball semi-final.

Jia/Jie beat Austrian sisters Doris and Stephanie Schwaiger 21-12, 21-12, while Xi and Chen saw off Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs of the US 21-17 21-13.

In the other semi-final, defending champions Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor of the US will face Renata Ribeiro and Talita of Brazil.

Walsh and May-Trainor beat Brazilians Ana Paula and Larissa 21-18, 21-15.

China's previous best finish at an Olympics was ninth, achieved by Tian and her then partner Wang Fei four years ago.




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Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forBrazil 1 1 0 2
Men 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 0 2
Men 1 0 0
Women 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forChina 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 1
4 also show each event results forRussia 0 0 1 1
Men 0 0 1

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


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