• Each Malaysia Thomas Cup shuttler receives RM25,000 from BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) rewarded each member of the Thomas Cup team RM25,000 for their strong performance in last month's Thomas Cup finals.The RM25,000 reward really does boost morale and engagement among the shuttlers and BAM

    The RM25,000 reward really does boost morale and engagement among the shuttlers and BAM

  • Chong Wei Feng eyes career restart after Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Before the New Delhi Thomas Cup, Chong Wei Feng - the No. 2 men's singles in Malaysia has often crumbled under pressure. He was expected to bring home the men's singles Gold at the Myanmar SEA Games last December, but was knocked out by Thailand’s A.Suppanyu in the first round. He also conceded a walkover in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open Grand to India's Sourabh Verma early this year.Malaysian Chong Wei Feng celebrates after defeated Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom of Indonesia in the Thomas Cup semi-final.

    Malaysian Chong Wei Feng celebrates after defeated Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom of Indonesia in the Thomas Cup semi-final.

    However, winning five out of six of the matches he was fielded in during the Thomas Cup Finals has undoubtedly boosted his confidence.

  • Rexy: Indonesia needs shuttlers with competitive spirit

    Jakarta: Rexy Mainaky, head of development and achievement of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) was not happy with Indonesia's performance in the 2014 Thomas and Uber Cup Finals. He criticized the Indonesia shuttlers for lacking the enormous fighting spirit and edge needed to win the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cups.Hope Rexy could balance the coach vs player relationship for Indonesia's ultimate success on the badminton court

    Hope Rexy could balance the coach vs player relationship for Indonesia's ultimate success on the badminton court

     

  • Kunshan, China to host 2016 Thomas-Uber Cups

    Kuala Lumpur: Jakarta lost out to the city of Kunshan, China in the bid of hosting the 2016 Thomas-Uber Cup Finals. Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Paul-Erik Hoyer revealed on Thursday that the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cups will be held in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China, at the Kunshan Sports Center. Kunshan, a scenic and beautiful city of watery villages in southeast Jiangsu Province, China

    Kunshan, a scenic and beautiful city of watery villages in southeast Jiangsu Province, China

  • Malaysia's Thomas Cup heroes get rousing homecoming

    Sepang: Hundreds of fans packed the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday to welcome the Malaysia badminton squad who arrived home from the Thomas Cup championship in New Delhi at about 6.50pm on flight MH105 from Bangalore.

    Upon arrival, the Malaysia shuttlers were greeted with flowers together with cheers and applause from the fans. Some supporters also chanted ‘Malaysia boleh’ near the KLIA arrival halls.Lee Chong Wei tweeted an adorable photograph of his baby and him upon his arrival at the KLIA

    Lee Chong Wei tweeted an adorable photograph of his baby and him upon his arrival at the KLIA

  • Thomas-Uber Cup Finals 2014: Complete Day 8 Results

     

    Complete Day 8Results - Thomas Cup Final, May 25, 2014

     Congratulations to the Japanese team!

    Congratulations to the Japanese team!

  • Thomas Cup Final: Congratulations to Japan, thanks to Malaysia

    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.

    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

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

     China in celebration after winning its 13th Uber Cup

    China in celebration after winning its 13th Uber Cup

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

    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!

    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

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

     Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

    Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

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

    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

    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.

  • Thomas Cup: Japan stuns China 3-0

    Japan pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Thomas Cup history Friday night by knocking out nine-time Thomas Cup champions and defending champions China 3-0 in the semi-final.Kento Momota sealed the last point for Japan's 3-0 win over China in the Thomas Cup semi-finals.

    Kento Momota sealed the last point for Japan's 3-0 win over China in the Thomas Cup semi-finals.

    World No. 4 Kenichi Tago started aggressively early in the first game. His persistent attacks was able to dismantle Chen Long's defense and quickly closing down his Chinese opponent with 21-13 win. Kenichi continued his hot streak in second game to overcome Chen Long 21-11 to grab the first point for Japan in 43 minutes.

  • Thomas-Uber Cup Finals 2014: Complete Day 5 Results

    Complete Day 5Results - Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, May 22, 2014

     Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

    Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

  • Thomas Cup: Show some respect to Simon Santoso

    New Delhi: Simon Santoso sent Indonesian badminton team into Thomas Cup semi-finals by putting up a resilient game against Soo Hwang Jong of Korea. It was left to Simon Santoso to save the day for the Indonesian after the game was tied at 2-2.

    It was left to Simon Santoso to save the day for the Indonesian after the game was tied at 2-2.
    The Korean threw everything he had into Simon in the deciding match, but Simon defended well and won the battle 21-12, 22-20 to guarantee Indonesia a place in the semi-finals.

  • Thomas Cup: Malaysia survives tough game with Denmark

    New Delhi: Malaysia advanced to Thomas Cup semi-finals after a hard-fought 3-1 win over Denmark.

    With the beginning of Thomas-Uber Cup quarter finals, teams do not need to play the remaining games if the tie is decided.Tan Wee Kiong (right) Goh V Shem continued their superb performance to beat Carsten Mogensen-Joachim Fischer Nielsen 21-19, 21-13

    The last time Malaysia went into the semi-finals was in the 2010, Kuala Lumpur Thomas Cup.

  • Thomas Cup: China will play Japan in semi-finals

    New Delhi: With the beginning of Thomas-Uber Cup quarter-finals on Thursday, teams do not have to play the remaining games if the tie is decided.Chen Long defeated Boonsak Ponsana 21-16, 21-8

    Chen Long defeated Boonsak Ponsana 21-16, 21-8

    China's Thomas Cup team was the first beneficiary of this format when they became the first team to reach semi-finals after defeated Thailand 3-0. Its second doubles pair - Fu Heifeng-Zhang Nan and third singles Lin Dan didn't even break a sweat after China and Thailand decided to stop the tie after China has claimed the victory.

  • Thomas-Uber Cup Finals 2014: Complete Day 4 Results

    Complete Day 4Results - Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, May 21, 2014

     Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

    Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

  • Thomas Cup: Indonesia beat Thailand 4-1 to top Group A

    New Delhi: In the Group A clash between Indonesia and Thailand yesterday, Indonesia's fans has nothing to worry about even when Tommy Sugiarto lost the first singles to Boonsak Ponsana in 21-14,13-21, 17-21 in 66 minutes. This showed how strong the Indonesia lineup was compare to the Thailand team.Playing Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan would almost guaranteed a point for Indonesia

    Playing Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan would almost guaranteed a point for Indonesia

    After trailing by as many as a 10 points in the rubber game, Tommy Sugiarto was able to storm back to tie the game at 17-17 before losing to Boonsak.

  • Thomas Cup: Malaysia wins thriller over Korea to top Group C

    New Delhi: Things weren't looking good for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team after Tan Boon Heong/Hoon Thien How lost to Yoo Yeon Seong/Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 19-21 in the first men's doubles. With this win, Malaysia and Korea were tied at 1-1 after Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia won the first point against Son Wan-ho 21-17, 21-17 in an earlier match.Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem (middle) scored a huge upset against World No. 4 pair Kim Ki-jung/Kim Sa-rang with 21-17, 21-19 win.

    Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem (middle) scored a huge upset against World No. 4 pair Kim Ki-jung/Kim Sa-rang with 21-17, 21-19 win.

    Malaysia's chances of defeating Korea looked even dimmer when its second singles Chong Wei Feng dropped the first set to Lee Dong Keun 19-21. However, the resilient Chong Wei Feng was not ready to go home early yet, he made some adjustments in the second set to play better court control, more high quality shots and made less mistake; he scored several critical points after the second set was tied at 16-16 to hold off the Korean at 21-17 and force a deciding game. In third set, Wei Feng rallied to an incredible comeback over Lee Dong Keun to win it at 21-14.

  • Uber Cup - India trumps Thailand 3-2

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu guided India through tough challenge from Thailand 3-2 to top Group C at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.Saina Stuns Ratchanok, India Beat Thailand

    Saina Stuns Ratchanok, India Beat Thailand

    It was vintage Saina on display here as the Indian rode on her array of shots and better court coverage. The Hyderabadi, whose performance graph was questioned by many of her critics, answered back by beating World champion Ratchanok Intanon 22-20 21-14 in the first singles to give India a brilliant start against Thailand. 

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