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Sudirman Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event "2019 Sudirman Cup
Sport "Badminton
Founded 1989
No. of teams 12 (Group 1)
Countries "BWF member nations
Most recent
champion(s)
 "South Korea (4th title)
Most titles  "China (10 titles)

The Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team "badminton championship which takes place every two years. It is held in the same venue for the "IBF World Championships in the same year until "International Badminton Federation decided to split the two tournaments starting from 2003.[1] There are five matches in every round: men and women's singles, men and women's doubles and mixed doubles. The Cup is named after "Dick Sudirman, a former "Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI). The first Sudirman Cup tournament took place in "Bung Karno Stadium, "Central Jakarta, "Indonesia on May 24 – May 29, 1989.

There is no prize money in Sudirman Cup; players play for their respective countries and to earn "BWF world ranking points and national prestige.

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Former Sudirman Cup logo

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Trophy[edit]

The Sudirman Cup stands 80 cm high. It is made of 22 carat (92%) "gold-plated solid "silver and stands on an octagonal base made of jati wood (Java "teak wood). The body of the Cup is in the form of a "shuttlecock and is surmounted by a replica of the "Borobudur Temple. The handles are in the shape of stamens, symbolising the seeds of badminton.

The Cup was made by Masterix Bandung Company at the price of "US$15,000.

Format[edit]

The Sudirman Cup is an international competition that does not stage a qualification round. The competing teams are divided into 7 groups based on their performances. Only teams in group 1 will have a chance to lift the trophy as the teams in other groups fight for promotion. The teams who finish last in the group will be relegated to the lower group, except the final group. The promotion-relegation system was last used in "2009 and teams competing will now grouped by world rankings.[2]

Result[edit]

Year Host Final Semifinalists
Winner Score Runner-up
1989
"Details
"Jakarta, "Indonesia
"Indonesia
3–2
"South Korea

"China

"Denmark
1991
"Details
"Copenhagen, "Denmark
"South Korea
3–2
"Indonesia

"Denmark

"China
1993
"Details
"Birmingham, "England
"South Korea
3–2
"Indonesia

"China

"Denmark
1995
"Details
"Lausanne, "Switzerland
"China
3–1
"Indonesia

"South Korea

"Denmark
1997
"Details
"Glasgow, "Scotland
"China
5–0
"South Korea

"Denmark

"Indonesia
1999
"Details
"Copenhagen, "Denmark
"China
3–1
"Denmark

"Indonesia

"South Korea
2001
"Details
"Seville, "Spain
"China
3–1
"Indonesia

"Denmark

"South Korea
2003
"Details
"Eindhoven, "Netherlands
"South Korea
3–1
"China

"Indonesia

"Denmark
2005
"Details
"Beijing, "China
"China
3–0
"Indonesia

"South Korea

"Denmark
2007
"Details
"Glasgow, "Scotland
"China
3–0
"Indonesia

"South Korea

"England
2009
"Details
"Guangzhou, "China
"China
3–0
"South Korea

"Indonesia

"Malaysia
2011
"Details
"Qingdao, "China
"China
3–0
"Denmark

"Indonesia

"South Korea
2013
"Details
"Kuala Lumpur, "Malaysia
"China
3–0
"South Korea

"Denmark

"Thailand
2015
"Details
"Dongguan, "China
"China
3–0
"Japan

"Indonesia

"South Korea
2017
"Details
"Gold Coast, "Australia
"South Korea
3–2
"China

"Japan

"Thailand
2019
"Details
"Nanning, "China

Successful national teams[edit]

Indonesia initially won the tournament in "1989. Throughout the history of the tournament, eight countries have reached through to the semifinal round in all tournaments of Sudirman Cup: "China, "Denmark, "England, "Indonesia, "Korea, "Malaysia, "Thailand and "Japan.

China is the most successful national team in the Sudirman Cup (10 victories), followed by Korea (4 victories) and Indonesia (1 victory). The Cup has never been won by a non-Asian country, Denmark is the only European country that came close to winning it, in "1999 and "2011.

Team Titles Runners-up
 "China 10 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015) 2 (2003, 2017)
 "South Korea 4 (1991, 1993, 2003, 2017) 4 (1989, 1997, 2009, 2013)
 "Indonesia 1 (1989) 6 (1991, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2007)
 "Denmark 2 (1999, 2011)
 "Japan 1 (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korn Dabbaransi new IBF President". Utusan Online. 4 June 2001. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Sachetat, Raphaël. "Sudirman Cup to Change Format". Badzine. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 

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