Badminton : India secures it’s first-ever Thomas Cup crown

India beat 14-time champions Indonesia in the final of the men's badminton competition in Bangkok, Thailand to grab their first gold medal.

May 15, 2022 04:20 pm

India became the sixth nation to win the Thomas Cup - joining Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Denmark and Japan. Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Chirag Shetty, and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will get plenty of deserved attention today. But bear in mind, India wouldn't be here without HS Prannoy! It has been an all-round effort and it showed today as well.

The Indian men's badminton team created history when they entered the semifinals of the Thomas Cup 2022. Not only did the country enter the semifinals of the team event for the first time in 43 years, but they were also assured of their first-ever medal in the 73-year-old tournament.

Match Overview

First Singles: Lakshya Sen wins 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

First Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty win 18-21, 23-21, 21-19 against Mohammad Ahsan/ Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

Second Singles: Kidambi Srikanth wins 21-15, 23-21 against Jonatan Christie

Second Doubles: M.R. Arjun/Dhruv Kapila vs Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto

Third Singles: H S Prannoy vs Shesar Hiren Rhustavito