=== Hidayat wins badminton singles gold ===
Athens, Greece (Sports Network) - Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia won the gold
medal in badminton men's singles, defeating Shon Seung Mo in straight sets on
Saturday at the Olympics.
Hidayat won by scores of 15-8, 15-7.
In the bronze medal match, Indonesia's Soni Dwi Kuncoro beat Boonsak Ponsana of
Thailand, 15-11, 17-16.
The women's doubles final saw a battle of the two top seeds, both from China,
with the No. 1 seeds winning out. Zhang Jiewen and Yang Wei beat Huang Sui and
Gao Ling in come-from-behind fashion, 7-15, 15-4, 15-8.
"My expectation was to win a gold medal," Gao said. "I did my best but finally
we failed to be on the top. It was also difficult to play against our
compatriots. In the last minutes we were feeling very exhausted and you realize
that from the fact that my partner after the end of the ceremony collapsed."
In the women's doubles bronze medal match, the South Korean duo of Ra Kyung Min
and Lee Kyung Won upended China's Zhao Tingting and Wei Yili in three sets,
10-15, 15-9, 15-7.
08/21 10:24:03 ET