THOMAS CUP

  • Recently, India’s men’s badminton team won the Thomas Cup title for the first time ever.
  • India have defeated the 14-time champions Indonesia. The tournament was held in Bangkok (Thailand).

Thomas Cup

  • Thomas Cup, trophy signifies the world supremacy in the sport of badminton.
  • It is a 16-nation team event.
  • The cup was donated in 1939 by Sir George Thomas for a series of men’s international team competitions to be managed by the International Badminton Federation (IBF), of which Thomas was then president.
  • The first tournament was held in 1948–49 and won by Malaya.
  • Thomas and Uber Cup is the biennial international badminton championship contested by the men and women’s national teams.
  • In the tournament’s seven-decade-long history, the championship title has changed hands only among five nations – China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and Denmark.
  • With its win, India became only the sixth country ever to break into this elite club.

SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT

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