India beats Indonesia 3-0 to win maiden Thomas Cup title

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India's men's badminton team lifted the Thomas Cup title for the first time with a commanding 3-0 win over Indonesia on 15th May. 

  • India won three straight matches, two men’s singles and a men’s doubles match to seal the championship.

  • With this win, India has become the sixth country to win the title.

  • India's Kidambi Srikanth defeated Indonesia's Leonardus Jonatan Christie in Thomas Cup Final 2022 by  21-15, 23-21, held in Bangkok.

  • It is a historic triumph that will enhance the country's status in the sport.

  • About Thomas Cup

  • Thomas Cup is an international badminton competition.

  • The 16 teams that compete for the prestigious title. 

  • All the 16 teams represent member nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

  • The championship was started by a great English badminton player, Sir George Alan Thomas, who was inspired by the Davis Cup of Tennis and the World Cup of Football.

  • The first tournament was held in 1948–1949.

  • After 1982, it was conducted every two years. 

  • The three teams with the most titles in the championship are Indonesia, China, and Malaysia with 14, 10, and 5 titles, respectively.

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