In the final women's badminton match in doubles, they will meet Poly/Rahayu and Qingchen Chen/And Fan Jia. Who will take the gold?
Poly/Rakhayu confidently coped with the group stage, scoring three points out of three possible. In the three matches played, the duo from Indonesia lost only in one set, taking six at the same time. As part of the quarterfinals, we had to give a lot of effort to achieve victory and continue the path to the trophy, because the Chinese duo Li and Du fought desperately: they lost the first set, took the second, and gave up the third in the fight. In the semifinals Poly/Rahai had to take it easier, they remembered what it was like to win in two sets and coped with the representatives of South Korea-Lee and Shin (21: 19 and 21: 17).
Qingchen Chen/And Fan Jia
The same results and in an identical sequence were demonstrated by Qingchen Chen/And Fan Jia, who also got out of the group without any problems, scoring three points and winning six games with one lost, and then heroically solved the problems that arose in single-elimination matches. In the quarterfinals, Qingchen Chen/And Fan Jia lost the first set to Fukushima and Hirota (18-21), and then they got really angry in the next two games and literally smeared their opponents: twice by 21-10. In the semifinals, remembering the mistakes of the 1/4 final, Qingchen Chen/And Fan Jia immediately got down to business and coped with Kim So-yong and Kon in two sets: 21-15 and 21-11.
Statistics and figures:
- Poly/Rakhai was given two games with ten won;
- Qingchen Chen/And Fan Jia won in ten sets with two losses;
- Poly/Rahayu won against Qingchen Chen/And Fan Jia in one match out of the last five.
Poly/Rahayu perform well at the Olympics, but they are inferior in the class of Qingchen Chen/And Fan Jia and are unlikely to be able to seriously cling to the victory, second place and silver, and so a wonderful result for the athletes from Indonesia.