Japan lift Thomas Cup, break big-three hold

On Thursday, the veteran shuttlers came alive to clinch the winning point in the win over Taiwan in the quarter-finals at the Kunshan Sports Centre Gymnasium. Malaysia will take on Denmark in semi-final on Friday 7pm. The Danish team led by Viktor Axelsen fought all the way to knock out defending champions Japan in another intriguing quarter-final match. Playing in the second doubles for the third time here, Kien Keat-Boon Heong overcame a five-point deficit in the second game to score a , win over Chen Hung-ling-Wang Chi-lin. The Malaysian No. Both the Malaysian pairs lost in straight games in the win. But runners-up Malaysia persisted with their strongest two pairs on Thursday and only Kien Keat-Boon Heong stood up and be counted. Earlier, world No. Badminton Association of Malaysia technical director Morten Frost was delighted with the hard-earned win.

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Photo: BadmintonPhoto. But during the next 12 years it is very possible that even more world class badminton is coming to Denmark. That is why we have made a strategy where we not only bid on a single championship, but, instead, on a package of championships until , which means it will be the combined financial means that we will consider, says Badminton Denmark CEO, Bo Jensen. Badminton Denmark has created the long-term event strategy in collaboration with Sport Event Denmark.

The two organisations will now prepare a plan for which package of champions they are going to bid for. Badminton Denmark and Sport Event Denmark must have an extensive list of practical things in place to be able to make the bids.

Full list of Thomas and Uber Cup squads. Men’s Singles: Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng, Liew Daren, Goh Soon Huat.

All rights reserved. For reprint rights:Times Syndication Service. Entertainment News Sports. India World Business Fact Check. News Photos Videos Schedule. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email. Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email. Print this article. Reduce font size. Increase font size. World number 25 Takuma Ueda was the hero for Japan as he held his nerves in the edge-of-theseat encounter against Daren Liew to win the deciding rubber , , in one hour 18 minutes to trigger wild celebrations in the Japanese camp while the dejected Malaysian simply slumped to his knees.

In the 65 year history of the tournament, only Malaysia, China and Indonesia had carved their name on the prestigious Thomas Cup trophy and no one would have expected Japan to change the status quo at the start of the tournament. Most Popular.

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Jump to navigation. India have been handed relatively easy draws in the twice rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup Finals slated to be held from October 3 to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark. Both the men’s and women’s teams are seeded fifth in the tournament, according to the BWF release.

A charged-up China defended their Uber Cup title with a victory China’s Li Xuerui returns a shot to Japan’s Minatsu Mitani during their women’s singles final match in the Uber Cup badminton championship in New Delhi May 24, The men’s team goes through the same but we will come back.”.

But since when did badminton start having a World Cup? Well, not exactly a World Cup, but badminton has several tournaments where countries battle it out. Just like the Davis Cup and Fed Cup make up the inter-country competitions in tennis, badminton has three tournaments which feature nations facing off against each other. Both events used to take place every three years, separately, up to , but were merged and are now held together every two years.

It is held every alternate year when the Thomas and Uber Cups are not held. As has been the case with most international tournaments, the Chinese have dominated, and won the most number of titles. India on the other hand has started to produce performances of some substance only in the past 10 years.

Japan closes in on medals at Thomas Cup, Uber Cup

Originally held every three years, in the newly-formed Badminton World Federation BWF decided that, from , the Thomas and Uber Cups would be held in the same place at the same time and would be held every two years from The joint holding of the two events gives fans a chance to see the best players from around the world at the same time and the Thomas and Uber Cups are always eagerly awaited by badminton fans everywhere. Indonesia has won the Thomas Cup 13 times. Thomas presented a cup for the competition and it was thus later named after him.

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This is the first time India hosted the two cups. The Thomas Cup final featured two teams not expected to make it there as Japan faced Malaysia. In a back-and-forth contest, Japan came out on top by a score of 3 matches to 2, winning their first Thomas Cup. Backed by wins from the world’s top two singles players, China came out on top by a 3—1 score. It was their 13th title overall.

The seeding list was based on 6 March world rankings as the draw was conducted on 30 March The top four teams in the semi-final were the top four seeded teams in this competition. They also won their respective groups. Both Japan and Malaysia arrived in the final having already surpassed expectations by defeating traditional powerhouses China and Indonesia in the semi-final, both with 3—0 scores. In the next match, Malaysia’s scratch combination of Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong won the first set, but Japan’s world number three pair of Kenichi Hayakawa and Hiroyuki Endo stayed close and pipped their opponent to win the match.

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Japan ended China’s reign on the men’s team championship when they hammered the defending champions in the semifinals of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Friday. While their men lost, Chinese women continued their supremacy in the Uber Cup, mauling Korea Japan’s domination of the Chinese men’s team — unbeaten since — was so absolute that China just about managed to win one game in the three matches and that too after saving a couple of game points. The stage for the upset was set by world number four Kenichi Tago, who humbled world number two Chen Long , in 43 minutes to hand the Chinese their first defeat in the competition.

The defending champions would have thought that the loss would be a mere aberration, but the Japanese had some other plans.

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World’s top two women players Li Xuerui and Wang Shixian won their singles matches in straight games before Zhao Yunlei and Wang Xiaoli joined hands to clinch the second doubles to secure the biennial women’s team championship for the 13th time. Olympic champion Li would not concede Friday’s Thomas Cup defeat had hurt the entire contingent but world number two Wang was more forthright.

Four years ago in Uber Cup, China lost to Korea. I was in that team and I know that feeling. We were so depressed. The men’s team goes through the same but we will come back. World number one Li gave China the perfect start with her victory against Japan’s number one Minatsu Mitani. Li began sluggishly, trailing before she put her foot down and won the next 12 points to surge ahead never to look back again in the minute contest.

Her dominant display made the second game a completely lop-sided contest but Li, who did not seem very happy despite receiving the Female Player of the Year award from the Badminton World Federation BWF on Friday. This is the first time I got this award and I want the right one,” she said in mock anger before a BWF official promised to fix it for her.

Thomas Cup Final: Congratulations to Japan, thanks to Malaysia

Defending champion China beat Japan Saturday to clinch its 13th Uber Cup women’s badminton title. China, boasting the top three players in the world, lost a doubles match but its strength in singles always gave it an edge. Olympic champion and top-ranked player Li Xuerui defeated Minatsu Mitani , in only 36 minutes before Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi pulled one back for former champion Japan in the first doubles and inflict the first match loss for China in the tournament.

Japan men’s team defeated China in the semifinal of Thomas Cup on Friday, May 23rd. Japan won two singles and 1 doubles matches to advance to their first ever final stage. Peace and Sport Cup – Women In Badminton Dubai

Gurusaidutt is like a busy bee without a buzz or bombast in Indian badminton. Tugging at their hearts and compelling his courtside coaches, teammates and the home support to root for him as the finish-line approached. The match was inconsequential for both teams. But the value of a win in the Thomas Cup cannot be under-estimated. After losing the first game , the Indian had fought back to take the second and was just a single point away from clinching the team win.

The German though clawed his way back, and at another mistake from Gurusaidutt could have upturned the momentum.

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Women’s singles world champion Nozomi Okuhara crushed Louisa Ma , in the second singles to secure the winning point in their opening Group A encounter. Japan are favourites for the Uber Cup and showed why when doubles pair Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi then blew away Australia’s Khoo Lee Yen and Ann-Louise Slee , in the second doubles, as the top seeds ran out comfortable winners.

The world’s 16 top nations compete for the men’s Thomas Cup and women’s Uber Cup every two years, with matches comprising three singles and two doubles. While China’s women have dominated, winning 14 times including the past three editions, Japan have emerged with a shot at taking home both trophies at this year’s edition in Thailand.

Japan’s men are aiming to repeat their Thomas Cup triumph but have a tough task against the likes of traditional powerhouses China and reigning champions Denmark, who became the first non-Asian winners in Denmark boast world No. Japan are led by the former world No. Meanwhile Indonesia, another nation with an outside chance of glory, made a great start as their men beat Canada in the Thomas Cup Group B. France’s Ronan Labar predicted a wide-open event after his country got off the mark against India in Group A of the men’s competition.

It’s really open,” he added.

Badminton: Japanese women start strongly as team bid for Thomas and Uber Cup double

The Badminton World Federation has postponed the Thomas and Uber Cup, the premier global men’s and women’s team championship, to be held in Denmark for three months from the earlier scheduled date in May in view of the COVID pandemic. The BWF took the decision after “consultation and consensus” with tournament hosts Badminton Denmark. The tournament is now scheduled for August in Aarhus, Denmark. The postponement of Thomas and Uber Cup came after the BWF suspended five more tournaments on Friday, including three continental championships crucial for Tokyo Olympics qualification but stripped of that significance now, in view of the COVID pandemic in the host cities.

Japan enjoyed one of their best days in badminton history on Friday as the men Quarter-Final match at Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi on May 22, The men will take on Malaysia — victors over Indonesia in the.

World number one Lee Chong Wei gave Malaysia a winning start with a , win over the fourth-ranked Kenichi Tago in the opening singles. In the third singles match between Liew Daren and Takuma Ueda, Ueda took the first set , then Liew mounted what was the greatest fight back of the final, coming back from to and went on to win That is 11 points against two from the Japanese in the last 20 minutes of that second set. The rubber set was the ultimate nail-biter as Liew and Ueda kept up with each other, earning points alternately, all the way through to point 17, then the Japanese went on to win Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong should continue their partnership because they have been very stable, and they have shown they can beat any top ranked pair in the world.

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Badminton: South Korea knock India out of Thomas Cup

Badminton was introduced in Singapore in the early 19th century and reached the height of its success in the s. By the mids, however, the game had spread to the rest of the local population which included English-educated elites, civil servants, white-collar workers and Chinese school students. One of the reasons that the sport was adopted at such pace was due to its relatively convenient gameplay — it requires only a few players — and any piece of flat ground could be turned into a badminton court.

Badminton parties could affiliate themselves with the SBA and join its annual open championships where the best players were chosen to represent Singapore in the prestigious Malayan Badminton Championships.

It is for two trophies – one 71cm high and the other cm – that the world’s The Thomas Cup, the older and the larger of the two, is the handsome prize Shortly after Sir George proposed the idea for an international men’s team championships The powerhouses suffered a shock semi-final defeat in the edition to.

Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads. Useful Searches. Multiple votes are allowed. CantSmashThis Regular Member. Chong Wei favors this because he feels like this makes the competition more open, as opposed to China always winning due to their depth in the events. I feel it is not a team sport anymore if only 1 player in Single and 4 in Double.

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