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Unstoppable Indonesians Win Again

Olympic gold medallists Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan showed once again that they are the best men's doubles team in the world with a convincing victory at the Danish Open.

The top-seeded pair went through five matches to win the gold, only once being stretched to three games in the semi-finals.

In the final, they scored a 21-18, 21-19 victory over Chinese arch rivals Fu Haifeng and Ye Shen, winning in only 31 minutes.

In the semi-finals, they dropped their only game of the tournament in their 21-23, 21-10, 21-14 win against China's sixth-seeded pair of Cai Yun and Xu Chen.

Before that, they were in irresistible form. They kicked off their campaign with a 21-19, 21-8 victory over the English pair of Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson.

After that, they were up against the Netherlands' Ruud Bosch and Koen Ridder, who succumbed 21-9, 21-11.

They then faced a potentially tricky quarter-final against Malaysia's fifth seeds Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif and Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari. However, it was Indonesia all the way as Markis and Hendra won 21-12, 21-17.

There was glory in the women's doubles for Malaysia, who won the gold medal through fourth seeds Chin Eei Hui and Wong Pei Tty.

The pair defeated Indonesia's Rani Mundiasti and Jo Novita 23-21, 21-12 to take a surprise victory.

In the semi-finals they beat another Indonesian pair in the form of Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii 21-19, 21-16.

Before that, they beat the sixth-seeded Chinese pair of 21-12, 21-9. In the first round, they beat India's Jwala Gutta and Shruti Kurian 21-15, 21-15.

Denmark won the gold in the mixed doubles with Joachim Nielsen and Christina Pedersen beating compatriots third-seeded Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl 21-14, 21-17.

The unseeded pair had a tough road to the final and put up some impressive performances against seeded teams.

They beat the eighth seeds from Indonesia, Devin Fitriawan and Lita Nurlita, in the first round. They then went on to defeat another Indonesian pair Flandy Limpele and Greysia Polii in two games.

They then overcome the fourth seeds from England Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg 21-18, 21-8.

Their victory in the semi-finals was against England's seventh seeds David Lindley and Suzanne Rayappan 21-16, 21-17.

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