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THOMAS CUPPrepared By:Mohammed Hafiq bin Yakub
HISTORY OF THOMAS CUP
SIR GEORGE ALAN THOMASBorn at Therapia, Turkey.DOB: June 14, 1881.Passed away: July 23, 1972.A British chess, badminton and tennis player.Twice British Chess Champion.Even-time All-England Badminton champion.Played in the semi-finals of the men's tennis doubles at Wimbledon in 1911.
Never married.Admired for his fine sportsmanship.The most successful player ever in the All England Open Badminton Championships with 21 titles between 1906 and 1928.men's singles (4).men's doubles (9).mixed doubles (8).
Inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame as an Inaugural Member.
Thomas CupWorld Men's Team Championships.International badminton competition.Contested by the men's national badminton teams of the member nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).First tournament - 1948-1949.Every 3 years.Since 1982 - conducted every 2 years.
In the twenty-four Thomas Cup tournaments held since 1948-1949, only three nations have won the title:Indonesia (13).China (6).Malaysia (5).
Next Thomas Cup final:Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008.
Result (1990 onwards)
The list of six teams that have finished in the top two in Thomas Cup:
The list of teams that have appeared in the final stage of Thomas Cup as of the 2008 tournament:
Denmark (25).Indonesia & Malaysia (22).China (14).Korea (13).England (11).Sweden & Thailand (10).Japan (9).United States (8).India (7).Canada & New Zealand (5).Germany (4).Australia (2).Hong Kong (2).South Africa (2).Finland (1).Netherlands (1).Nigeria (1).Singapore (1).
An unforgetable moment for Malaysian.Malaysia regained her status as the top badminton power in the world beating Indonesia in the finals held at the Stadium Negara Kuala Lumpur.
Thomas Cup finally back to Malaysia after 25 years of waiting since 1967.
The 1992 Thomas Cup heroes comprises of nine players:Razif Hj. Sidek, Jalani Hj. Sidek, Rashid Hj. Sidek, Foo Kok Keong, Cheah Soon Kit, Soo Beng Kiang, Kwan Yoke Meng, Rahman Hj. Sidek and Wong Ewee Mun.
Final Result:Rashid Sidek vs Ardy Wiranata(15-10, 15-4)
Razif Sidek&Jalani Sidek vs Gunawan&Eddy Hartono (9-15, 15-9, 3-15)
Foo Kok Keong-Alan Budi Kusuma(15-6, 15-12)
Cheah Soon Kit-Soo Beng Kiang-Ricky Subagja-Rexy Manaiky(15-12, 10-15, 15-8)
Kwan Yoke Meng-Joko Suprianto(3-15, 7-15)
Rashid being hugged by his mother after defeating Ardy Wiranata and gave Malaysia the first valuable point. Yang Dipertuan Agong is presenting the medals to the players and Beng Kiang is lifting up the prestigious Thomas Cup.
Thomas Cup is ours!!YES ! WE'VE DONE IT!!