What Is The Thomas Cup? Which Game Is It Related To This?
Team India initially competed in the Thomas Cup competition in 1952, and after a 70-year wait, the Indian team finally won it.
This is India’s finest result in the competition so far; the previous time they came close to winning was in 1979, when they reached the semi-finals.
The Thomas Cup is related to the Badminton game. In Fact it’s a badminton championship which is played on an international level.
Its teams belong to the countries who are the members of a badminton governing body, called BWF.
India’s players are now all in the top 20 in the world. If we consider Sen and the doubles pair, the team is listed in the top 10.
The Indian team defeated 14-time winners Indonesia in the final, making them only the sixth nation in history to win the trophy.
Kidambi Srikanth helped India win the elite team championships for the first time. He told about how he & his teammates were able to rise up when it was needed the most. The team connection and cooperation were also on display for all to see.
Srikanth stated during the post-tournament press conference that the team’s win was due to the efforts of all ten players.
Thomas Cup is an international badminton tournament. It is also known as the World Men’s Team Championships.
There are 16 teams from 16 different countries participating in this championship. These teams or countries are members of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
The tournament was founded by George Alan Thomas, a great English badminton player who was influenced by the Davis Cup and the World Cup in football.
The first tournament took place between 1948 and 1949, and it was held every three years until 1982. It has been held every two years since 1982.
Indonesia, China, and Malaysia, with 14, 10, and 5 titles, are the top three teams in the Thomas Cup championship.