On December 16, 2011, China made a clean sweep at the 1st Sports Accord World Mind Games, winning gold in both the Mixed Team and Mixed Pair Go events.
Korea claimed silver in both events and the bronze medals went to Japan.
China defeats Japan
Following up on our previous World Mind Games report, China went on to successfully defeat Japan in the Mixed Team event and won with straight wins.
Mixed Pair Go results
The Mixed Pair Go event used the same knockout format that the Mixed Team event did, rather than a round robin format.
Taiwan’s Zhou Junxun and Joanne Missingham, and Japan’s Yamashita Keigo and Mukai Chiaki defeated America’s Feng Yun and Li Jie, and Europe’s Catalin Taranu and Vanessa Wong respectively in the first round.
China does it again
China and Korea were both seeded into the second round (based on their performance in the Mixed Team event) and played Taiwan and Japan respectively.
China and Korea won the second round and met each other in the final.
Medalists in the Mixed Pair Go event
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