Athletics Beijing Olympics

Badminton was introduced to the Olympics in 1992 and is a popular sport in South-East Asia and China.

There are 6 sets of medals up for grabs: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Venue: Peking University Gymnasium

South Korea wins badminton mixed doubles

Lee Hyo-jung and Lee Yong-dae from South Korea upset the world’s number one pair Liliyana Natsir and Nova Widianto of Indonesia to win the badminton mixed doubles gold.
China’s He Hanbin and Yu Yang beat Flandy Limpele and Vita Marissa of Indonesia to take the bronze medal.

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Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan and Indonesia have won the gold medal in men’s doubles badminton beating Chinese pair Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng 2-1 in three sets, 12-21, 21-5, 21-7.
South Koreans Lee Jaejin and Hwang Jiman also came from a set down against Denmark’s Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen, to win the bronze medal [...]

Chen Jin from China has beaten Lee Hyun-il from South Korea 21-16, 12-21, 21-14 to win the bronze medal in the badminton men’s singles.

Zhang Ning from China has beaten Xingfang Xie also from China in the women’s singles badminton.
Earlier today Maria Kristin Yulianti from Indonesia beat China’s Lu Lan to win the bronze medal.

Maria Kristin Yulianti from Indonesia has won the bronze medal in the women’s singles badminton by defeating China’s Lu Lan: 11-21, 21-13, 21-15.
China’s Xie Xingfang and defending Olympic champion Zhang Ning are currently playing for the gold medal.

Du Jing and Yu Yang from China beat Lee Hyo-jung and Lee Kyung-won from South Korea 21-15, 21-13 to win the gold medal in women’s doubles badminton.
Wei Yili and Zhang Yawen of China beat Maeda Miyuki and Suetsuna Satoko from Japan 21-17, 21-10 to win the bronze medal

Li Dan is China’s star Badminton player and is often described as the John McEnroe of badminton for his arguing with referees. Lee Chong is Malaysia’s best hope for a medal at the Beijing Olympics and hopes to beat Li Dan.
“The national players have prepared very well and they have the chance to [...]