Running recap of Badminton Day 6: Doubles Gold Medal Matches set - WSMV News 4

Running recap of Badminton Day 6: Doubles Gold Medal Matches set

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**Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match is set: Goh/Tan (Malaysia) vs. Fu/Zhang (China)**


**Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match is set: Matsutomo/Takahashi (Japan) vs. Pedersen/Rytter Juhl (Denmark)**


For the first time in Olympic history, there will be no Chinese representative in the Womens Doubles Final.


Updated: 6:15 PM


Women's Doubles Semifinals


Matsutomo/Takahashi (Japan) vs. Jung/Shin (Korea)


  • The world's top ranked doubles duo from Japan defeated their Korean foes on Tueday morning to advance to the Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match on Thursday night. Dealing with the hard smashes of Korea's Shin Seung-chan throughout the match, and earning tough points on long, sustained rallies, Matsutomo and Takahashi showed why they are the world's top ranked tandem. They won the first game 21-16 and the second game 21-15 to win 2-0 and move on to the final.



Tang/Yu (China) vs Pedersen/Rytter Juhl (Denmark)


  • 5th ranked Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl knocked off the second ranked pairing in the world, China's Yaunting Tang and Yang Yu, 2-1 on Tuesday morning to advance to the Gold Medal match on Thursday night. The Danes won the first game 21-16, lost 21-14 in the second game, and hung on in game three after a late China rally to win 21-19. Throughout the match, the Chinese duo set up Pedersen and Rytter Juhl with easy points and, credit to the Danish duo, took full advantage. They move on to the Gold Medal Match against Japan's Matsutomo and Takahashi.



Men's Doubles Semifinals


Chai Biao/Hong Wei (China) vs. Goh/Tan (Malaysia)


  • The 12th ranked team in the world, Malaysia's V Shem Goh and Wee Kiong Tan, edged the 5th ranked Chinese duo 2-1 in an extremely competitive and entertaining match. Goh and Tan got off to a great start, winning the first game 21-18, and displaying brilliant play close to the net. However, Chai Biao and Hong Wei stormed back in game two to take it 21-12. Game three was a very back-and-forth match but the nimble and clever Malaysian tandem pulled out the victory, 21-17, earning a spot in the gold medal match on Friday night.




Fu/Zhang (China) vs. Ellis/Langridge (Great Britain)


  • The run that Great Britain's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge have had through the tournament has been nothing short of fantastic. Facing the 4th ranked duo in the world from China in the second men's doubles semifinal match of the day, that run came to an end on Tuesday morning. The lightning quick and acrobatic Chinese pairing won the first game comfortably 21-14, and won a tight second game, 21-18 to advance to the Gold Medal Match vs. Goh/Tan of Malaysia.



Women's Singles Quarterfinals 


Carolina Marin (Spain) vs. Sung Ji Hyun (Korea)


  • The world's top ranked player was on her game today, impressively and efficiently defeating a strong opponent in Sung Ji Hyun. Ranked 7th in the world, the Korean struggled with Marin for most of the match. While she was able to string together a few points in a row in the second game, it simply wasn't enough. Marin won 21-12 and 21-16 to move one step closer to her ultimate goal of a gold medal.


Li Xuerui (China) vs. Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Thailand)


  • Li Xuerui, the reigning gold medal winner and third ranked player in the world, comfortably defeated Buranaprasertsuk from Thailand on Tuesday evening, 21-12 and 21-17, to book a place in the semifinal where she will take on Spain's Carolina Marin.


Sindhu Pusarla (India) vs. Yihan Wang (China)




Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) vs. Akana Yamaguchi (Japan)




Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match - 7:25 pm tonight



Zhang/Zhao (China) vs. Xu Chen/Ma Jin (China)




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