Thomas Cup Victory

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus Leads Denmark to Their First Ever Thomas Cup Victory in 67 Years

 May 23, 2016   R K Gupta

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In one of the classiest results of a Thomas Cup final, Denmark defeated 13-time winners Indonesia and made history. Since the inception of the tournament in 1949, Denmark had reached the final on 8 occasions but always failed to cross the last hurdle. They reversed the trend on Sunday by getting their act together. It […]

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Uber Cup Title

China Beat India Meet Korea for Uber Cup Title for Thomas Cup Indonesia Face Denmark

 May 21, 2016   R K Gupta

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Indian stars did their best but lost both singles and a doubles match to China. Saina Nehwal lost to Li Xuerui, PV Sindhu lost to Wang Shixian and Jwala Gutta/N Sikki Ready went down tamely to the Chinese pair of Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei. The 3-0 triumph took China to the Uber Cup final and on […]

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Ruthvika Shivani

Ruthvika Takes India to Uber Cup Semifinals by Winning the Crucial Singles against Thailand

 May 20, 2016   R K Gupta

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India’s semifinal berth in Uber Cup came from an altogether unexpected quarter. In Thursday’s quarterfinal tie against Thailand, India suffered an early setback, when Saina Nehwal lost to Ratchanok Intanon in straight games. Though PV Sindhu and the doubles team of Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa gave India a 2-1 lead, there was no guarantee of India […]

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Thomas Uber Cup Finals 2014

Poor Prospects for India Made Poorer With Kidambi Srikanth Pulling Out of Thomas Cup

 May 13, 2016   R K Gupta

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India have never won either the Thomas Cup or the Uber Cup, the two major badminton events branded as the world’s Premier Team Championships for men and women. In world badminton too, India’s exploits have come only in the men and women singles. After Prakash Padukone, Syed Modi and P Gopichand in the earlier decades, […]

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Thomas Cup silver

Contrasting draws for Men and Women in Thomas, Uber Cup

 March 22, 2016   Abhishek Das

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India were placed in a relatively easy group in the women’s section but the men’s team did not prove as lucky as their female peers  at the draw for the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals badminton tournament that was held in Kunshan on Monday. In the men’s section — the Thomas Cup —  the […]

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Thomas Cup

Historical Japanese Victory in Thomas Cup but Chinese Women Defend Uber Cup

 May 27, 2014   R K Gupta

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Thomas Cup for men and Uber Cup for women are the world’s most prestigious team championship events in badminton. While Thomas Cup was first staged in 1948-49, the inaugural Uber Cup was held 1956-57. Since 1984, these events have been held at common venues biennially among member nations of the Badminton World Federation, the international […]

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Japan Break Chinese Hegemony in Thomas Cup and Beat India to Enter Uber Cup Final

 May 24, 2014   R K Gupta

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Japan ended China’s 10-year old stranglehold in Thomas Cup and also entered the Uber Cup Final after a fighting display against India. The winners of 9 Thomas Cup titles since 2004 succumbed to Japanese pressure in the semifinal at New-Delhi’s Siri Fort Complex. Chinese women, however, saved the day for the world’s no. 1 badminton […]

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