Thomas Cup

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The former Pacific zone was converted into Asian and Australasian zones for the 19541955 tournament. Beginning with the second tournament in 1951–1952, zone winners contested to determine a challenger for the reigning champion nation. Until 1964 the Cup-holding nation always hosted these inter-zone ties but was exempt from them, and from the earlier intra-zone matches, needing only to defend its title, at home, in a single, conclusive challenge round tie. With veterans such as Wong Peng Soon. Ooi Teik Hock, and Ong Poh Lim leading the way Malaya comfortably retained the Cup in Singapore against the USA (7–2) in 1952 and Denmark (8–1) in 1955.

Denmark national badminton team

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The Denmark national badminton team is a badminton team located in Denmark and represents the nation of Denmark in international badminton team competitions. It is controlled by Badminton Danmark, the governing body for badminton in Denmark.

Thailand national badminton team

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A 1952 founding member of BWF Team. The team took a semifinalist in the 2013, 2017 and 2019 Sudirman Cup, the best finish by any team outside the biggest Badminton country, Indonesia, South Korea, China and Denmark. Also, the team took a second-place finish in 1961 Thomas Cup by men's team and the women's team also took a second-place finish in 2018 Uber Cup. ;Thomas Cup ;Uber Cup ;Sudirman Cup

Malaysia national badminton team

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The Malaysia national badminton team is a badminton team that plays for Malaysia in international competitions. The men's team has enjoyed immense success, having won the Thomas Cup five times, most recently in 1992 and became runner-up nine times. In the Uber Cup competition, the women's team with the best results in 1975, 2004, 2008 and 2010 edition making it to the quarter-finals. Malaysia competed in the Sudirman Cup since 1989 with the best result in 2009, placed third.

United States national badminton team

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The United States National Badminton Team represents the United States in international badminton team competitions.

1982 Thomas Cup

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The 1982 Thomas Cup was the 12th tournament of Thomas Cup, the most important men's badminton team competition in the world. The final round was held in London, England.

1949 Thomas Cup

The 1949 Thomas Cup was the inaugural tournament of Thomas Cup, the most important men's badminton team competition in the world.

Australia national badminton team

The Australia national badminton team represents Australia in international badminton team competitions.


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India joined as an affiliate in 1936. The BWF now governs international badminton. Although initiated in England, competitive men's badminton has traditionally been dominated in Europe by Denmark. Worldwide, Asian nations have become dominant in international competition. China, Denmark, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Korea and Japan are the nations which have consistently produced world-class players in the past few decades, with China being the greatest force in men's and women's competition recently. The game has also become a popular backyard sport in the United States.

Uber Cup

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Sweden, Germany, Chinese Taipei and India are the other four teams which have made it into the final four., 24 teams have qualified in the history of the competition for the final stages of the Uber Cup. Asia is the continent with the most teams, at ten, followed by Europe with eight. The Americas and Oceania have each had two teams that qualified, while South Africa and Mauritius are the only team that has qualified from Africa. Below is the list of teams that have appeared in the final stage of Uber Cup as of the 2018 tournament. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 24 times. 20 times. 18 times. 14 times. 12 times. 11 times. 10 times. 9 times. 8 times. 6 times. 5 times. 5 times. 2 times. 1 time.


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Ooi Teik Hock

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Teik Hock played on four consecutive Malayan Thomas Cup (men's international) teams (1949, 1952, 1955, 1958) the first three of which claimed world titles. Paired with a variety of partners, he was undefeated in eight Thomas Cup doubles matches, while winning four of his six singles matches. He shared the men's doubles title at the prestigious All-England Championships in 1949 with Teoh Seng Khoon and in 1954 with Ong Poh Lim. In the '49 All-England's he was runner-up in men's singles to the legendary Dave Freeman.

Wong Peng Soon

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In 1950, he became the first Asian to win the All-England Championships, and won the title again in 1951, 1952, and 1955, earning him an international reputation as the "Great Wong". He was also a member of the victorious Malayan Thomas Cup teams of 1949, 1952, and 1955, serving as captain of the last. His achievements in 1955 was remarkable because he was 37 years old at the time, an age by which most badminton players were considered past their prime. Wong also won the Denmark Open men's singles title in 1950, the India Open men's singles and men's doubles titles with Abdullah Piruz in 1951 and the Philippines Open men's singles and men's doubles titles with Cheong Hock Leng in 1952.

Ong Poh Lim

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Ong won the Singapore Open men's singles title four times from 1952 to 1955 and the men's doubles title seven times from 1950 to 1956 with Ismail Marjan. He also created history by capturing the Singapore Open singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles over three consecutive years, from 1953 to 1955. Ong held the Malaysia Open men's singles title two times in 1954 and 1956, the men's doubles title four times in 1950, 1953, 1956 with Ismail Marjan and in 1955 with Ooi Teik Hock. Ong also won many international titles in his tour of Europe and US. He won both the Irish Open men's singles and men's doubles titles in 1949 with Lim Kee Fong.

Canada national badminton team

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The Canada national badminton team represents Canada in international badminton team competitions.

1976 Thomas Cup

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In the western section India relied on 20-year-old Prakash Padukone's wins in both of his singles and both of his doubles matches to narrowly defeat an improved Pakistan 5–4. In the next round, against a very young and green Malaysian team, three Padukone wins put India on the verge of victory at 4–1. Malaysia, however, won all the remaining matches, the last when Padukone and Asif Parpia were beaten in three games by Cheah Hong Chong and Dominic Soong, to advance to the zone final. There the young Malaysians defeated Japan 6–3, thus helping to assuage the memory of Malaysia's collapse in the zone final against Thailand in 1973.

1958 Thomas Cup

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Winner of the previous two Asian zone competitions, India was decisively beaten 8–1 in the first round by a fast improving Thailand. Thailand went on to win the zone by shutting out Pakistan (9–0). In the Australasian zone, first time participant Indonesia served notice of international badminton's future by shutting out both New Zealand and Australia to advance to inter-zone play. Denmark again advanced easily through the European zone. The Danes now boasted newly crowned All-England singles champion Erland Kops along with Finn Kobbero, two exceptionally talented players, both in their early twenties.

New Zealand national badminton team

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The New Zealand national badminton team represents New Zealand in international badminton team competitions.

Sweden national badminton team

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The Sweden national badminton team represents Sweden in international badminton team competitions.

United States

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Prakash Padukone

In 1979, he won the "Evening of Champions" at the Royal Albert Hall, London. In 1980, he won the Danish Open, the Swedish Open and became the first Indian to win the men's singles title at the All England Championship with a victory over Indonesian rival Liem Swie King. He spent much of his international career training in Denmark, and developed close friendships with European players such as Morten Frost. After his retirement from competitive sports in 1991, Padukone served as the chairman of the Badminton Association of India for a short while. He also served as the coach of the Indian national badminton team from 1993 to 1996.

All England Open Badminton Championships

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The All England Open Badminton Championships is the world's oldest badminton tournament, held annually in England. With the introduction of the BWF's latest grading system, it was given Superseries status in 2007, upgraded to Superseries Premier status in 2011.


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1967 Thomas Cup

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A powerful Malaysian team coasted through the Asian zone by beating India and then Pakistan, both with the loss of one match (8-1). The European zone provided the largest number of closely fought ties. In one zone semifinal Sweden nearly upset perennial zone winner Denmark, losing the last two matches to go down 4 matches to 5. South Africa upset England 6 to 3 in the other semifinal, but was no match for Denmark (1-8) in the final. In the final of the American zone the USA narrowly defeated Canada 5 to 4.

Index of Singapore-related articles

List of Singapore-related topics by alphabetical order
Thomas Cup. 1954 BOAC Lockheed Constellation crash. 1954 National Service riots. 1954 in Singapore. 1955 Singaporean general election. 1955 Thomas Cup. 1955 in Singapore. 1956 in Singapore. 1957 Singapore City Council election. 1957 Singaporean by-elections. 1957 in Singapore. 1958 Davis Cup Eastern Zone. 1958 Singaporean City Council by-election. 1958 Thomas Cup. 1958 in Singapore. 1959 PAP prime ministerial election. 1959 Singaporean general election. 1959 in Singapore. 1960 AFC Asian Cup qualification. 1960 in Singapore. 1961 Singaporean by-elections. 1961 in Singapore. 1962 Singaporean integration referendum. 1962 in Singapore. 1963 Singaporean general election. 1963 in Singapore. 1964 in