This threatened to disrupt Hunt and Archer's aggressive game and it saw them slip from 12-8 to a deficit of 15-16 in the first game.
At that point Zuev served into the net, and the English pair snatched the chance. After taking the first game they raced to a 10-0 lead in the second.
Hunt and Archer had an even harder semi-final, which they won 15-12 in the final game against the Danes, Christian Jacobsen and Jens Eriksen, on Saturday. On the same day Gill Clark and Julie Bradbury, who won a bronze medal, came within two points of beating the defending champions, Christine Magnusson and Lim Xiaoqing, who went on to retain the women's doubles.
There was also a bronze medal for England's unseeded No 2, Anders Nielsen, after he had lost 17-14, 15-6 to Sweden's Tomas Johansson on Saturday.
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