First of all, why should the #3 be favorites to win Gold over the #1 and #2? Maybe you should look up the word. In this context, it means the pair MOST LIKELY OF ALL to win Gold. That would have been Cai/Fu or Chung/Lee, depending on personal opinion. Second - are you high? How the hell were BoMo "extremely tired"? They had a good night's sleep. They have excellent physios with them. The whole team would've done their best to help them recover as fast as possible. So, while they may possibly not have been at 100%, sure as hell they weren't extremely tired. Also, competing once a day is absolutely standard. If you start saying that's unfair, then maybe Usain Bolt isn't the best sprinter out there, after all someone else might possibly do better with 1 day more rest before the final? Also, if they WERE more tired than their opposition, that was because they didn't perform as well in the Semis. Cai/Fu slaughtered the Malaysians and made it through in straight games, so the spent less energy than BoMo because they were BETTER. Third. No way you could know how Cai/Fu & Chung/Lee would've played against each other. Cai/Fu managed to win in straight games over the Danes whereas Chung/Lee failed to win at all. So, I'm asking you, who performed better? Did Chung/Lee? Did they lose because they were so much better than the Chinese? No. They were nervy, made errors, and just couldn't stand the pressure. They performed worse than the Chinese against the Danes, and while that doesn't necessarily mean they would've lost against the Chinese, it surely indicates it. After all, if they couldn't stand up to BoMo's attack, what would they have done against Fu & Cai? Fourth. Face it - there's no luck at that level of competition except for net rolls or lucky frame hits. Winning with a close margin means that they were stronger - just not by much. At that stage of the match (anywhere over 20 in the deciding game), it pretty much all comes down to nerves - which pair can hold it together, perform their best, not make any tactical/technical errors? Once again I'm not trying to take anything away from Chung/Lee. The 2009 final was such a thriller and such a great performance, both teams really deserved to win Gold. But in the end, Cai/Fu were just that little bit stronger. Nothing to do with luck. Saying it was just luck is really unfair to both teams as it takes away from their performance (if the Koreans were weak enough to let them win just by luck, they weren't very strong to begin with, were they?). Just stop your petty tries to undermine their achievements. No matter what you say - Cai and Fu were the BEST at the Olympic Games. They won it purely on skill and it didn't have the slightest bit to do with luck. While no one can say with any certainty how a final between them and the Koreans would've played out, judging by their performances in the Semis, everyone got what they deserved in that tournament. BoMo were just barely able to squeeze by Chung/Lee, but a mile away from the CHN pair, and Tan/Koo were just not at the same level as the other 3. Personally I would've been happier with the Koreans taking the Silver, but we can't always have what we want, can we?