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.
Japan closes in on medals at Thomas Cup, Uber Cup
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.
They also reached the semifinal in the New Delhi edition. THOMAS CUP (MEN) Group A: Indonesia, Malaysia, Holland and England.
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. But things can go wrong sometimes as we could lose the two doubles and one singles. All of us agreed that the doubles pairs need to step up.
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. Heightened travel and quarantine restrictions and the subsequent extreme logistical complications this has caused has also contributed to the postponement,” he said on Friday.
Japan lift Thomas Cup, break big-three hold An enterprising Japan outfit ended the fiefdom of the big three in the Thomas Cup men’s championship when in the BWF Thomas and Uber Cup summit clash here yesterday. Though Chong Wei won his singles , against Kenichi Tago.
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.
World number two Chen lasted just 43 minutes against the aggressive fourth-ranked Tago to go down , It was left to year-old Kento Momota to seal the tie for the semi-finalists by coming from behind to upset world number six Du Pengyu , , after an hour and 25 minutes. World champion Lin Dan, who was due to play the fifth match, was left stranded as the Japanese celebrated a famous win even as the Chinese stormed out of the stadium in a huff without speaking to the media.
A loss there could have made it a bit tough for us. And very few people beat him these days. Hopefully we can go on to win the Thomas Cup for the first time. Malaysia made it to their first final since by cruising past time champions Indonesia in a disappointing one-sided semi-final. With the cushion of a lead, Chong Wei Feng ensured Malaysia’s entry into the final by beating Dionysius Rumbaka , in the third match. The Indian women, cheered by some 2, boisterous home fans, took a lead through their two top singles players, Saina Nehwal and P.
Thulasi in the third singles.
China beats Japan 3-1 to win Uber Cup; Sunday’s Thomas Cup final set
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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.
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. Gurusaidutt walked towards the coach with folded hands of gratitude. Shortly the coach and his ward were embracing, with Guru keeping a clean slate having won all his ties at the Siri Fort — a much-needed reassurance of his defensive style, where he lunges and dives around the court as if his life depended on picking the drooping shuttles.
Before the tournament started I said there is a good possibility of us reaching quarters. Saina said she would take the responsibility. If need be, we will play them together again. Click here to join our channel indianexpress and stay updated with the latest headlines.
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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
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
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. Sign in. Log into your account. Password recovery. Recover your password. Saturday, August 22, Forgot your password? Get help. Badminton News Lee Chong Wei.
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Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and doubles specialist Ashwini Ponnappa will sit out the Thomas and Uber Cup with India deciding to field a depleted squad for the global biennial team championships to be held simultaneously in Bangkok from May 20 to Srikanth and Sindhu have been given a break in the busy calendar, also bearing in mind the ankle sprain the Olympic silver medallist suffered before Gold Coast, which led to her missing the mixed team event at CWG.
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