Thomas Cup 2022: India Enter First-Ever Final with A Historic Win Over Denmark

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The Indian men's badminton team entered the finals of the Thomas Cup 2022 for the first time in the 73-years of Indian badminton history. India will face Indonesia in the final match of the tournament.

The Thomas Cup 2022 tournament is being held in Bangkok, Thailand. The team entered the final, after defeating Denmark 3-2 in the semi-finals of the Thomas Cup. Indian badminton player HS Prannoy won the decider match against Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in the semi-finals.

In another semi-final match, defending champions Indonesia defeated Japan to qualify for the finals. Indonesia won the Thomas Cup title for 14-times.

In this tournament, India’s Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the doubles category against Denmark’s Astrup-Mathias Christiansen.

Till now, Indian men reached only up to the Thomas Cup semi-finals in 1952, 1955, and 1979.

The women's team crashed out of the tournament after being defeated by Thailand in the quarter-final match.

Thailand is the host country of the 2022 Thomas & Uber Cup for the third time. It is the 32nd edition of the Thomas Cup and the 29th edition of the Uber Cup.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The Indian men's badminton team entered the finals of the Thomas Cup 2022 for the first time in the 73-years of Indian badminton history. 
  • The team entered the final, after defeating Denmark 3-2 in the semi-finals of the Thomas Cup.
  • India will face Indonesia in the final match of the tournament.
  • Till now, Indian men reached only up to the Thomas Cup semi-finals in 1952, 1955, and 1979.
  • The women's team crashed out of the tournament after being defeated by Thailand in the quarter-final match.

   Facts to know:

  • The host country of Thomas Cup 2022: is Bangkok, Thailand.
  • It is the 32nd edition of the Thomas Cup.
  • Defending Men’s champions of Thomas Cup: Indonesia.
  • Defending Women’s champions of Thomas Cup: China.
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