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Top-ranked pair wins mixed doubles

Updated: August 3, 2012, 1:38 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Despite being world and Asian champions and newly minted Olympic gold medalists, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei say their badminton partnership is just getting going.

"This gold medal is the beginning of our career," Zhao said after their win in the mixed doubles final on Friday.

The pair, who are also a couple off the court, easily handled second-ranked Xu Chen and Ma Jin 21-11, 21-17 in an all-Chinese match that quickly gathered an air of inevitability.

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