Latest Badminton News and Articles

China wins Thomas Cup (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 28 May 2012
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 497

China retained the Thomas Cup in convincing style by beating arch-rival South Korea 3-0 at the Wuhan Sports Complex Gymnasium here today.

China also won the Uber Cup in similar fashion yesterday against South Korea who had beaten the Chinese in the previous Uber Cup final.

Despite winning the Thomas Cup seven times before, it was the first time China had won it on home soil.China retained the Thomas Cup in convincing style by beating arch-rival South Korea 3-0 at the Wuhan Sports Complex Gymnasium here today.

World number two and four times world champion Lin Dan gave China a flying start by beating Lee Hyun Il, 21-14, 21-17 in the first men's singles while Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng produced a sizzling display to go 2-0 up after beating Lee Yong Dae/Kim Sa Rang 21-16, 25-23.

South Korea, clearly missing Lee Yong Dae's partner Jung Jae Sung in the men's doubles, did not pose any real threat to the Chinese pair currently ranked number one in the world.

World number three Chen Long wrapped up the winning point by easily disposing Shon Wan Ho 21-9, 21-13.
Denmark and Japan were the losing semifinalists.

A jubilant Chinese head coach Li Yongbo later swept aside talk that China may lose its dominance if Lin Dan and doubles pair Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng decided to retire.

"There are in their best form currently and nobody has hinted about retiring but any such decision will only surface after the 2012 London Olympics," he told reporters here today.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Superseries Finals 2014

2014 Dubai Superseries Finals Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Lin Dan signs with YONEX

Beijing: After months of rumors and speculation, it's now of

BWF to run 2015 World Para-Badminton Championships in England

London: Badminton England and the Badminton World Federation

Happy New Year! Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

Kuala Lumpur: 2014 may not have been a stellar year for Mala

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Recommended badminton news for you