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Thomas Cup Bids Goodbye To Asia

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KUNSHAN – The most prestigious cup in badminton team events, the Thomas Cup, will leave the Asian continent and move to Europe following Denmark creating history by becoming champions today.

Denmark demolished Indonesia’s hopes of bringing home the Thomas Cup after a 14-year wait after they edged the Asian badminton powerhouse 3-2 in the final at the Kunshan Sports Centre here.

This is the first time Denmark have won the prestigious trophy after nine times entering the final.

The Thomas Cup has never been won by a European country since it was introduced in 1949.

Hans Kristian-Vittinghus became a hero when he sealed Denmark’s victory by defeating Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21-15, 21-7 in the decider. – BERNAMA

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