Latest Badminton News and Articles

Singapore qualified for Thomas Cup spot after 28 years (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 01 April 2014
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 940

Singapore men's badminton gets a big boost by qualified in the Thomas Cup. It's women's team also booked spot for the prestigious Uber Cup, both will be held in New Delhi from 18-­25 May.

"I couldn't believe it when I heard the news," said Derek Wong, the top men's singles in Singapore. Derek's father Wong Shoon Keat took Singapore to the Thomas Cup Finals in 1986.Derek Wong and the Singapore team are excited about a spot in the Thomas Cup


"I am really very proud to be able to repeat what my dad had done to the country,” said Wong. This also the first time Singapore's men's and women's badminton team playing in both Thomas Cup and Uber Cup finals in the same year.

Ronnie Lim, CEO of Badminton Association of Singapore said: "This is a good sign, and this shows that Singapore's badminton is on its way to become one of the elite badminton nations in the world".

Singapore will play in Group A of Thomas Cup, which also consists of 13-time Thomas Cup champions Indonesia, Thailand and Nigeria.

The women's team is however located in the same group with South Korea, 3-time champs Indonesia and Australia in the Group B of Uber Cup.

Singapore's newly appointed coach Liu Qingdong admitted Singapore has tough draws for both men's and women's team. However, he pledged that Singapore will give a good fight in both Thomas and Uber Cup.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Superseries Finals 2014

2014 Dubai Superseries Finals Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
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

Lee Chong Wei 'would quit' if suspended for doping (video)

By Jennifer Pak Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, sa

German Open: Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei stun fourth seeds to make semis

Germany: The Malaysian women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

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

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

Recommended badminton news for you