Sudirman Cup

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Badminton current event.png 2019 Sudirman Cup
Sport Badminton
Founded1989
No. of teams12 (Group 1)
Countries BWF member nations
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea (4th title)
Most titlesFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  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.

Badminton racquet sport

Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles". Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side's half of the court.

Dick Sudirman was a former Indonesian badminton player.

Indonesia Republic in Southeast Asia

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, contains more than half of the country's population.

Contents

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

Badminton World Federation badminton association

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the international governing body for the sport of badminton recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Founded in 1934 as the International Badminton Federation (IBF) with nine member nations, the BWF has since expanded to 176 member nations around the world. On 24 September 2006, at the Extraordinary General Meeting in Madrid, it was decided to adopt the new name Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Former Sudirman Cup logo Sudirman cup logo.JPG
Former Sudirman Cup logo

Trophy

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.

Gold Chemical element with atomic number 79

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements and is solid under standard conditions. Gold often occurs in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins, and in alluvial deposits. It occurs in a solid solution series with the native element silver and also naturally alloyed with copper and palladium. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, often with tellurium.

Silver Chemical element with atomic number 47

Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. The metal is found in the Earth's crust in the pure, free elemental form, as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite. Most silver is produced as a byproduct of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining.

Teak species of plant

Teak is a tropical hardwood tree species placed in the flowering plant family Lamiaceae. Some forms of teak are known as Burmese teak, Central Province teak, as well as Nagpur teak. T. grandis is a large, deciduous tree that occurs in mixed hardwood forests. It has small, fragrant white flowers arranged in dense clusters (panicles) at the end of the branches. These flowers contain both types of reproductive organs. The large, papery leaves of teak trees are often hairy on the lower surface. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled and is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance. The wood is used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects.

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

United States dollar Currency of the United States of America

The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States and its territories per the United States Constitution since 1792. In practice, the dollar is divided into 100 smaller cent (¢) units, but is occasionally divided into 1000 mills (₥) for accounting. The circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars.

Format

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]

2009 Sudirman Cup badminton championships

The 2009 Sudirman Cup was held in the Guangzhou Gymnasium in China from May 10 to May 17, 2009, having been arranged in December 2005. It was the eleventh contest.

Result

YearHostFinalSemifinalists
WinnerScoreRunner-up
1989
Details
Jakarta, Indonesia Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
3–2Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
1991
Details
Copenhagen, Denmark Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
3–2Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
1993
Details
Birmingham, England Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
3–2Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
1995
Details
Lausanne, Switzerland Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–1Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
1997
Details
Glasgow, Scotland Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
5–0Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
1999
Details
Copenhagen, Denmark Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–1Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
2001
Details
Seville, Spain Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–1Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
2003
Details
Eindhoven, Netherlands Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
3–1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
2005
Details
Beijing, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–0Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
2007
Details
Glasgow, Scotland Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–0Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
Flag of England.svg
England
2009
Details
Guangzhou, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–0Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Malaysia
2011
Details
Qingdao, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–0Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
2013
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–0Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
2015
Details
Dongguan, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
3–0Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Indonesia
Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
2017
Details
Gold Coast, Australia Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
3–2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
2019
Details
Nanning, China
2021
Details
China
2023
Details
New Delhi, India
2025
Details
China

Successful national teams

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.

The 1989 Sudirman Cup was the first tournament of the World Mixed Team Badminton Championships, the Sudirman Cup. It was held from May 24 to May 29, 1989, in Central Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Chinese National Badminton Team represents the People's Republic of China in international badminton team competitions and is controlled by the Chinese Badminton Association, the governing body for badminton in China.

The Denmark national badminton team is a badminton team located in Denmark and represents the nation of Denmark in international badminton team competitions. It is controlled by the Danmarks Badminton Forbund, the governing body for badminton in Denmark.

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.

TeamTitlesRunners-up
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 10 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)2 (2003, 2017)
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 4 (1991, 1993, 2003, 2017)4 (1989, 1997, 2009, 2013)
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 1 (1989)6 (1991, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2007)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2 (1999, 2011)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 (2015)

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