Thomas Cup 2022: First time ever India won the Thomas Cup crown, dethroning 14-time champions Indonesia in Bangkok on Sunday. India scripted a history of stunning victory with the help of Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj-Chirag Shetty and Kidambi Srikanth.
Highlights of The Thomas Cup 2022
- India defeated Indonesia 3-0 in the final of the Thomas Cup.
- Srikanth won the final match against Jonathan Christie in straight games.
- India is the 6th nation to win the Thomas Cup crown
It is a very big achievement for the Indian badminton men’s team to win their first-ever Thomas Cup title, beating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in a heroic effort in the final of the prestigious team championship in Bangkok, Thailand on May 15.
In the tournament’s 73-year-long history India had never reached the final of the Thomas and Uber Cup. But this time the Indian men not only broke the drought but went a step ahead and became only the 6th nation after China, Indonesia, Japan, Denmark, and Malaysia to win the Thomas Cup title.
Thomas Cup Final highlights
After this historic victory in Thomas Cup 2022 by the Indian Men’s Badminton team. Their confidence and spirit are easily shown in their celebrations.
Chants of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and the sound of Dhol were reverberating at the Impact Arena as the young Indian shuttlers came out all guns firing on the big day.
India did not need the second doubles match and the third singles match as Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and Kidambi Srikanth made it 3-0 for the historic victory.
India was not the much-expected winner at the start of the team tournament but the young shuttlers from India had the firepower in them to take out the giants and they did exactly that in the last 7 days in Bangkok however, the women crashed out from the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup.
So at the end of this tournament, India won the gold medal while Indonesia finished with the silver. Denmark and Japan finished with the bronze in the prestigious team championship.
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