China wins bronze medal in badminton
BEIJING (AP) China's Wei Yili and Zhang Yawen won the bronze medal in women's doubles in the Olympic badminton tournament on Friday, defeating Japan's Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna.
After a closely contested first game, the third-seeded Zhang and Wei raced out to a 7-0 lead in the second game and never looked back on their way to a 21-17, 21-10 win over the unseeded Japanese.
Suetsuna and Maeda beat defending Olympic champions and top-seeded Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen of China in the quarterfinals but committed a series of unforced errors to start the second game and couldn't recover.
Japan has never won a medal in Olympic badminton.