China News Service, Beijing, July 30. Beijing time. On the 30th, Beijing time, in the mixed doubles event of the Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese combination Wang Yilu/Huang Dongping defeated teammates Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong 2:1 and won the gold medal.
This is the first gold medal of the Chinese badminton team in this Olympics and the 18th gold medal of the Chinese delegation in this Olympics.
The last time the Chinese team won a mixed doubles gold medal was at the London Olympics 9 years ago.
However, the mixed doubles has become the most stable event for the national feathers during the Tokyo Olympic cycle.
Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong and Wang Yilu/Huang Dongping have long occupied the top two positions in the world rankings. They have also joined the finals in various competitions many times.
In this Olympics, the two pairs of Chinese teams are the top two seeds of the event. They both won the group stage to ensure the first place and divided into different halves.
"Yellow Duck Combination" in the game.
In the past few years, Wang Yilu/Huang Dongping is one of the best mixed doubles partners in the world.
Wang Yilu has the nickname of "Brother Duck", so this pair is also affectionately called "Yellow Duck" by fans.
In the 2018 and 2019 Asian Badminton Championships mixed doubles competition, Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping won consecutive championships.
In the 2019 China Badminton Open, Wang Yilu/Huang Dongping defeated Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong and won the championship.
In the Tokyo Olympics badminton mixed doubles semi-finals, Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping scored 2:1 to reverse the Japanese combination of Yudai Watanabe/Arisa Higashino and entered the final. The two played a very high level in that game, which was wonderful.
"IELTS Combo" in the competition.
Since Huang Yaqiong and Zheng Siwei were paired, they have repeatedly won the championships in World Championships, finals, and super games.
For a long time, they firmly occupied the throne of the World Badminton Mixed Doubles world.
In the Tokyo Olympic cycle, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong is the world's first mixed doubles. The Olympic mixed doubles champion is the only mixed doubles champion they currently lack.
In this Olympics, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong is the top seed in the competition.
On the road to promotion, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong basically did not encounter much difficulty. They all advanced with a big score of 2:0, showing strong strength and good condition.
In the finals, the two pairs dedicated a high-quality game, and also added gold and silver to the Chinese delegation. The Chinese badminton players are good!