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India clinch historic gold in Thomas Cup 2022

15/05/2022 at 3:15 PM

New Delhi, May 15: Scripting one of the biggest moments in the history of Badminton, India today defeated Indonesia in the finals of the Thomas Cup 2022 held in Bangkok and lifted the trophy.

India defeated 14-time champions Indonesia with a score of 3-0 in the finals.

India was off to a perfect start as Lakshya Sen defeated Anthony Ginting by 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 in a thrilling tie. India’s doubles pair Satwik and Chirag defeated Ahsan-Sukamuljo by 18-21, 23-21, 21-19, the most sensational victory of their career, to give India a 2-0 lead. In the third game, Kidambi Srikanth defeated Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21 to make it 3-0. They have done it without losing a match in the final.

Earlier on Friday, India stormed into the final for the first time ever in its 73-year-long history after a stunning win over Denmark in the semi-final.

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