Thomas Cup in badminton

The Thomas Cup, is the world trophy in badminton, it was donated in 1939 by George Thomas, the president of the International Badminton Federation at the time. First awarded in 1949 to Malaya (now Malaysia).
Date:
      1949, 1939
Name(s):
      George Thomas
Occupation:
      President of the International Badminton Federation
Location:
      Malaya

Additional Information:

  • Thomas Cup – Wikipedia
    Thomas Cup. The Thomas Cup, sometimes called the World Men’s Team Championships, is an international badminton competition among teams representing member nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport’s global governing body.
  • The History of Modern Organized Badminton and the Men’s Team …
    The inaugural men’s Thomas Cup tournament began in 1948 when 10 countries took part. … Malaya (later known as Malaysia), Indonesia, and Denmark became leading Thomas Cup teams because they produced singles and doubles players that won many All-England Badminton Championship titles.Nov 21, 2017
  • 1949 Thomas Cup – Wikipedia
    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. … Sir George’s dream was finally realized in 1948-1949 when ten national teams participated in the first Thomas Cup competition.
  • 1958 Thomas Cup – Wikipedia
    The Thomas Cup competition is an international team tournament for supremacy in men’s badminton Beginning in 1948-1949 it was held every three years until 1982 and has been held every two years thereafter. Nineteen teams contested for the Thomas Cup during the 1957-1958 season. As defending champion Malaya …
  • Thomas Cup | badminton trophy | Britannica.com
    Thomas Cup, trophy signifying world supremacy in the sport of badminton. The cup was donated in 1939 by Sir George Thomas for a series of men’s international team competitions to be managed by the International Badminton Federation (IBF), of which Thomas was then president. The first tournament was held in …
  • Thomas Cup – Badminton – Badminton Information
    The Thomas Cup story began in England nearly 70 years ago when an English nobleman, having himself derived much pleasure from Badminton, decided to leave something for posterity.

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