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Olympic Snapshot
Hoyer-Larsen, Bang Win Golds
Denmark's Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen broke an Asian monopoly by defeating China's Dong Jiong, 15-12, 15-10, in the men's singles finals of Olympic badminton. In women's singles, South Korea's Bang Soo-hyun held back Mia Audina of Indonesia to win 11-6, 11-7.

China, Indonesia Win Doubles Gold
Ge Fei and Gu Jun Ge Fei and Gu Jun of China (pictured, right to left) won the gold medal in women's doubles badminton in less than an hour, defeating the world champions, South Korea's Gil Young-ah and Jang Hye-ock, 15-5, 15-5. The men's gold went to Indonesia's Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Subagja, who beat Malaysia's Cheah Soon Kit and Yap Kim Hock, 5-15, 15-13, 15-12. Both finals featured opponents quite familiar with each other. During the past year, the women's finalists have met seven times, with Ge and Gu winning five; the men's finalists have met eight times, with the Indonesians taking seven.

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