Japan closes in on medals at Thomas Cup, Uber Cup

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. Feeling the pressure, Gurusaidutt turned to coach Gopichand who advised his ward to push to the forehand side of the German. Guru double-checked if he had heard that clear and then dutifully executed the stroke.

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

The tournament will be held in Kunshan from May Meanwhile, Thomas Cup defending champions Japan and top seeds China found themselves in the same group in the draw. The two powerhouses were drawn in Group A alongside France and Mexico, ensuring that the starting stage of the finals itself should be an intensely competitive affair. Malaysian players and officials walk off after receiving their Thomas Cup silver medal Sixteen teams each in the Thomas and Uber Cup qualified for the final rounds based on their performances in the continental team championships and team rankings.

The No. The other teams and corresponding group positions were then picked by the invited dignitaries. The top two teams in each group will make it to the knock-out stages. There will be another draw for the quarter-finals. It will be quite interesting to see who prevails as the winner in the most prestigious badminton tournaments. About the author. Abhishek Das A die hard football fan since the days of Ronaldinho. Also a Civil Engineer and avid reader of books.

Thomas Cup Final: Congratulations to Japan, thanks to Malaysia

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.

Women’s singles world champion Nozomi Okuhara crushed Louisa Ma Japan’s men are aiming to repeat their Thomas Cup triumph but.

The pre-eminent badminton nation were stunned in the semi-finals of the world team championship by Japan, who then beat Malaysia to secure the country’s first Thomas Cup crown. The Chinese men’s team maintained a relentless pace in the rout of their arch rivals in Kunshan, with the Japanese struggling to close the gap in the absence of Kento Momota who was suspended in April over a gambling scandal. The world number three peppered Japan’s Takuma Ueda with baseline lobs, drop shots and the occasional leaping overhead slam that elicited roaring approval from the partisan audience.

Following the , win, Lin described the match as a timely stepping stone before the team enter the quarter-finals on Thursday. In the evening’s opening match top ranked Chen Long battled Japan’s Sho Saski shot-for-shot in a three-game scrap that saw the world number one hammer out a hard-earned , , win. However, the feud between the teams may not be finished just yet, with China emerging as the first seed from their grouping and Japan the second — allowing for another possible showdown in the knockout stage.

In Uber play, the Chinese women starched their Danish opponents in a sweep, cementing their status as the tournament favourites heading into Thursday’s quarters. World number three Li Xuerui kept Denmark’s Natalia Koch Rohde in constant motion during her , near effortless win. And in doubles Chen Qingchen and Tang Yuanting overwhelmed their Danish competition with relentless smashing shots to earn a , victory. China’s Sun Yu finished off the evening with a combination of deep serves and slicing backhands to outclass Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt , Both competitions feature 16 teams divided into four groups, with the top two in each qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Badminton: South Korea knock India out of Thomas Cup

Japan enjoyed one of their best days in badminton history on Friday as the men sensationally knocked out powerhouse China in the Thomas Cup and the women entered the Uber Cup final. The men will take on Malaysia — victors over Indonesia in the second semi-final– in their maiden Cup final on Sunday at the Siri Fort complex in the Indian capital. The women fought back gallantly from to defeat hosts India and qualify for Saturday’s final against China, who prevented further embarrassment by routing South Korea China, the overwhelming favourites seeking a record sixth consecutive Thomas Cup title, never recovered after Chen Long lost to Kenichi Tago in the opening singles.

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.”.

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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Chirag Shetty confident of India’s chances at Thomas Cup and Uber 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.

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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.

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

I will get to that level one day and I will do more special trainings. He first came into prominence in the international scene in during the Thomas Cup. His playing style was compared to a younger Lin Dan. The year saw Kento Momota ascend to the stairs of greatness. Lee Chong Wei has a win rate of Lee won matches and lost matches in his career.

Indonesia Tops Group Table in Thomas Cup. WIB in the men’s singles final match at the Singapore Open Badminton championship (4/13)​.

South Korea qualified for the last eight along with Malaysia who beat Germany India will take on Germany in a dead rubber in their last pool tie Wednesday. However, after suffering a disastrous loss Sunday, captain Parupalli Kashyap came back strongly to defeat Dong Keun Lee , to make it for the hosts. Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets.

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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.

Malaysia take on Denmark in Thomas Cup semi-finals (updated) Hsu Jen Hao during Quarter final of men’s single match in Total BWF Thomas Cup But runners-up Malaysia persisted with their strongest two pairs on.

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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.

Badminton: South Korea knock India out of Thomas Cup R.M.V. Gurusaidutt won his final men’s singles match against Hwang Jong Soo , but by then it was already too late. Updated Date: May 19, IST. TAGS.

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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. IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Mumbai,

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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. It looked like China’s Biao Chai and Wei Hong would set the record straight when they took a lead in the first game.

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