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Thomas Cup: Thomas cup related to which sports?

Thomas cup is associated with Badminton. The trophy signifies world supremacy in the sport of badminton. The cup was donated in 1939 by Sir George Thomas for a series of men’s international team competitions to be managed by the International Badminton Federation (IBF), of which Thomas was then president. The first tournament was held in 1948–49 and won by Malaya. Tournaments are held every two years.

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The final phase of the tournament involves twelve teams competing at venues within a host nation and is played concurrently with the final phase of the world women’s team championships, the Uber Cup (first held in 1956-1957). Since 1984 the two competitions have been held jointly at the various stages of play.

Thomas Cup winners List 1949 – 2021:

  • 1949 – Malaya beat Denmark 8-1
  • 1952 – Malaya beat USA 7-2
  • 1955 – Malaya beat Denmark 8-1
  • 1958 – Indonesia  beat Malaya 6-3
  • 1961 – Indonesia  beat Thailand 6-3
  • 1964 – Indonesia  beat Denmark 5-4
  • 1967 – Malaysia beat Indonesia 6-3
  • 1970 – Indonesia  beat Malaysia 7-2
  • 1973 – Indonesia  beat Denmark 8-1
  • 1976 – Indonesia  beat Malaysia 9-0
  • 1979 – Indonesia  beat Denmark 9-0
  • 1982 – China   beat Indonesia 5-4
  • 1984 – Indonesia beat China 3-2
  • 1986 – China  beat Indonesia 3-2
  • 1988 – China  beat Malaysia 4-1
  • 1990 – China  beat Malaysia 4-1
  • 1992 – Malaysia  beat Indonesia 3-2
  • 1994 – Indonesia beat Denmark 5-0
  • 1996 – Indonesia beat Malaysia 3-2
  • 1998 – Indonesia  beat China 3-0
  • 2000 – Indonesia beat China 3-0
  • 2002 – Indonesia  beat Malaysia 3-2
  • 2004 – China  beat Denmark 3-0
  • 2006 – China  beat Denmark 3-0
  • 2008 – China beat South Korea 3-1
  • 2010 – China  beat Indonesia 3-0
  • 2012 – China  beat Korea 3-0
  • 2014 – Japan  beat Malaysia 3-2
  • 2016 – Denmark  beat Indonesia 3-2
  • 2018 – China defeated Japan 3-1
  • 2020  —  Indonesia defeats China  3 – 0
  • 2022 Thomas Cup will take place in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2024 Thomas Cup will take place in China

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