China secures badminton mixed doubles gold at Doha Asiad

Updated: 2006-12-09 09:16
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China secured a gold in the badminton mixed doubles event at the 15th Asian Games by setting up an all- Chinese final in Doha on Friday.

Collecting the first point with a forehand smash from Zheng Bo, the newly-combined pair Zheng Bo and Gao Ling took charge of the whole game and claimed a 21-11, 21-13 victory over M Tazari Mohd Fairuzizuan and Wong Pei Tty from Malaysia 21-11, 21-13.

The third-seeded Xie Zhongbo and Zhang Yawen needed more time to finish off their opponents, beating the second-seeded Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam from Thailand 21-11, 21-19.

The two Chinese pairs are going to play in the final later this evening.