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South Korea beat China to win 2017 Sudirman Cup

It was the first time that the event was hosted outside Asia and Europe since its establishment in 1989.

May 29, 2017 09:22 IST
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South Korea beat China to win 2017 Sudirman CupSouth Korea on 28 May 2017 defeated China to lift their fourth Sudirman Cup title at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

South Korea’s women shuttlers played an impeccable game to beat 10-time champions China with a 3-2 win in the final played at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre in Australia. It was the first time that the event was hosted outside Asia and Europe since its establishment in 1989.

South Korea’s other victories in the Sudirman Cup were in 2003, 1993 and 1991.

About Sudirman Cup

The Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship.

The Cup is named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI).

The tournament takes place every two years.

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There are five matches in every round: men and women's singles, men and women's doubles and mixed doubles.

The first Sudirman Cup tournament took place in Bung Karno Stadium, Central Jakarta, Indonesia on 24 May– 29 May 1989.

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

The winner of the 2015 Sudirman Cup was China.

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