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Thomas Cup Final: Congratulations to Japan, thanks to Malaysia

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Published: 25 May 2014
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New Delhi: In one of the classic Thomas Cup Final of the past 28 years, Liew Daren of Malaysia's final surge to send the fifth game into the decider was so unexpected that it had the audience holding their breath till resilient Daren ultimately fell to Takuma Ueda 12-21, 21-18, 17-21. With Ueda's victory, Japan clinched their first ever Thomas Cup badminton title with a thrilling 3-2 win over Malaysia in the final of the men's premier team championships in New Delhi.Japan clinched its maiden Thomas Cup badminton title Sunday as it beat Malaysia 3-2 in a hard-fought final (left). Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei during the presentation ceremony after the Thomas Cup badminton championship in New Delhi, India.

28 years ago, in another Thomas Cup Final epic battle, rookie pair Li YongBo/Tian Bingyi created a huge upset by defeating badminton superstar Liem Swie King and his partner Bobby Ertanto to clinch the third point for China in the 1986 Jakarta Thomas Cup.

 

Thomas-Uber Cup Finals 2014: Complete Day 7 Results

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Published: 24 May 2014
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Complete Day 7 Results - Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, May 24, 2014

 China in celebration after winning its 13th Uber Cup

 

Incredible! China wins 13 titles in 16 Uber Cup Final Appearances

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Published: 24 May 2014
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New Delhi: After the Thomas Cup heartbreak yesterday, China defended their 13th Uber Cup title with a 3-1 victory against Japan in Saturday’s final at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium.Congratulations to the China Uber Cup Team!

Olympic champion Li Xuerui defeated Minatsu Mitani in only 36 minutes to win 21-15, 21-5. But Japan’s first doubles pair Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi, turned the table on their Chinese opponents with aggressive play to stop Bao Yixin-Tang Jinhua 21-18, 21-9.

 

Thomas-Uber Cup Finals 2014: Complete Day 6 Results

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Published: 23 May 2014
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Complete Day 6 Results - Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, May 23, 2014

 Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

 

Thomas Cup: Malaysia a step closer to ending 22-years trophy drought

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Published: 23 May 2014
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New Delhi: Malaysia defeated Indonesia 3-0 on Friday night to advance to the Thomas Cup final. The last time Malaysia reached Thomas Cup final was in 2002, Guangzhou, China but lost 2-3 to Indonesia eventually. Malaysia will play Japan in the final at the Siri Fort Stadium on Sunday.Chong Wei Feng plays a key role in stabalizing Malaysia's performance in the Thomas Cup Finals

Malaysia team got off with a good start when World no 1 Lee Chong Wei knocked off World no 5 Tommy Sugiarto 21-19, 21-13 in the first singles, and his win motivated others in the following matches.

 

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