1996 Thomas & Uber Cup

The 1996 Thomas & Uber Cup was the 19th tournament of the Thomas Cup, and the 16th tournament of the Uber Cup, which are the major international team competitions in world badminton.

1996 Thomas and Uber Cup
VenueQueen Elizabeth Stadium[1]
Location Hong Kong
Dates16–25 May 1996
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About 1996 Thomas & Uber CupEdit

Press ConferenceEdit

The 1996 Thomas Cup press conference was held in Bank Rakyat Indonesia's building in Sentra BRI complex in Sudirman, Central Jakarta. The press conference is led by Putera Sampoerna, the chairman of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk, manufacturer of A Mild, the 5th Indonesian largest cigarette brand. A Mild also as the main sponsor of the 1996 TUC.

Opening and closing ceremonyEdit

The opening and closing ceremony of the 1996 TUC also led by Putera Sampoerna, because A Mild was the main sponsor of the 1996 TUC.

Indonesia's double title championEdit

Indonesia's Thomas & Uber Cup Squads unite the title champion in Thomas Cup (tenth title) and Uber Cup (third title).

SquadsEdit

There were eight teams competed for Thomas and Uber Cups respectively.[2][3]

Country Thomas Cup Uber Cup Total athletes
  China Chen Gang
Dong Jiong
Ge Cheng
Huang Zhanzhong
Jiang Xin
Lin Liwen
Liu Jianjun
Liu Yong
Sun Jun
Tao Xiaoqiang
Chen Ying
Ge Fei
Gu Jun
Han Jingna
Peng Xinyong
Qin Yiyuan
Tang Yongshu
Wang Chen
Ye Zhaoying
Zhang Ning
20
  Denmark Peter Gade
Jon Holst-Christensen
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Jim Laugesen
Thomas Lund
Peter Rasmussen
Michael Søgaard
Thomas Stavngaard
Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen
Henrik Svarrer
Ann Jørgensen
Helene Kirkegaard
Camilla Martin
Lotte Olsen
Rikke Olsen
Mette Pedersen
Anne Søndergaard
Lisbeth Stuer-Lauridsen
Lotte Thomsen
Marlene Thomsen
20
  England James Anderson
Peter Bush
Darren Hall
Colin Haughton
Chris Hunt
Peter Knowles
Julian Robertson
Nathan Robertson
Emma Chaffin
Joanne Davies
Sara Hardaker
Alison Humby
Gillian Gowers
Tanya Groves
Julia Mann
Joanne Muggeridge
16
  Hong Kong Chan Siu Kwong
Chow Kin Man
He Yiming
Liu Kwok Wa
Ma Che Kong
Ma Chi Wai
Ng Wei
Tam Lok Tin
Tam Kai Chuen
Wong Kwok Wai
Chan Hui Fung
Chan Mei Mei
Chan Oi Ni
Cheng Fai Yin
Koon Wai Chee
Ng Ching
Tung Chau Man
Yeung Chin
Zhou Xin
19
  Indonesia Hariyanto Arbi
Antonius Ariantho
Alan Budikusuma
Rudy Gunawan
Denny Kantono
Rexy Mainaky
Ricky Subagja
Bambang Suprianto
Joko Suprianto
Ardy Wiranata
Mia Audina
Lidya Djaelawijaya
Finarsih
Deyana Lomban
Meiluawati
Eliza Nathanael
Zelin Resiana
Yuliani Sentosa
Susi Susanti
Lili Tampi
20
  Japan Takako Ida
Tomomi Matsuo
Aiko Miyamura
Akiko Miyamura
Hisako Mizui
Yasuko Mizui
Masako Sakamoto
7
  Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Choong Tan Fook
Lee Wan Wah
Ong Ewe Hock
Pang Chen
Rashid Sidek
Soo Beng Kiang
Tan Kim Her
Yap Kim Hock
Yong Hock Kin
10
  Russia Irina Chernikova
Nadezhda Chervjakova
Natalia Gorodnicheva
Ella Karachkova
Elena Rybkina
Elena Sukhareva
Irina Yakusheva
Marina Yakusheva
8
  South Korea Ahn Jae-chang
Ha Tae-kwon
Jang Chun-woong
Kang Kyung-jin
Kim Dong-moon
Lee Dong-soo
Lee Kwang-jin
Park Joo-bong
Park Sung-woo
Yoo Yong-sung
Bang Soo-hyun
Chung Jae-hee
Gil Young-ah
Jang Hye-ock
Kim Ji-hyun
Kim Mee-hyang
Kim Shin-young
Lee Joo-hyun
Park Soo-yun
Ra Kyung-min
20
  Sweden Henrik Andersson
Peter Axelsson
Daniel Eriksson
Tomas Johansson
Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
Rikard Magnusson
Jens Olsson
Jesper Olsson
Johan Tholinsson
9

Thomas CupEdit

TeamsEdit

56 teams took part in the competition, and eight teams qualified for the Final Stage, including Indonesia, as defending champion, and Hong Kong, as host team.

Final stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L
  Indonesia 3 3 0
  China 3 2 1
  Sweden 3 1 2
  England 3 0 3
Indonesia   5–0   England
Indonesia   3–2   China
Indonesia   5–0   Sweden
China   5–0   England
China   5–0   Sweden
Sweden   4–1   England

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L
  Denmark 3 3 0
  South Korea 3 2 1
  Malaysia 3 1 2
  Hong Kong 3 0 3
Denmark   3–2   South Korea
Denmark   4–1   Malaysia
Denmark   5–0   Hong Kong
South Korea   5–0   Hong Kong
South Korea   3–2   Malaysia
Malaysia   5–0   Hong Kong

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Indonesia3
 
 
 
  South Korea2
 
  Indonesia5
 
 
 
  Denmark0
 
  China2
 
 
  Denmark3
 

Semi FinalsEdit

FinalEdit

1996 Thomas Cup Champions
 
Indonesia

Tenth title

Uber CupEdit

TeamsEdit

47 teams took part in the competition, and eight teams qualified for the Final Stage.

Final stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L
  China 3 3 0
  Indonesia 3 2 1
  Japan 3 1 2
  Russia 3 0 3
China   5–0   Japan
China   5–0   Indonesia
China   5–0   Russia
Indonesia   5–0   Japan
Indonesia   5–0   Russia
Japan   5–0   Russia

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L
  Denmark 3 3 0
  South Korea 3 2 1
  England 3 1 2
  Hong Kong 3 0 3
Denmark   5–0   Hong Kong
Denmark   3–2   South Korea
Denmark   4–1   England
South Korea   5–0   Hong Kong
South Korea   5–0   England
England   3–2   Hong Kong

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Indonesia4
 
 
 
  South Korea1
 
  Indonesia4
 
 
 
  China1
 
  China5
 
 
  Denmark0
 

Semi FinalsEdit

FinalEdit

1996 Uber Cup Champions
 
Indonesia

Third title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THOMAS AND UBER CUPS START TODAY". worldbadminton.com. 16 May 1996. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Nominasi Tim Final Piala Thomas dan Uber". Kompas (in Indonesian). 8 May 1996. p. 16. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  3. ^ "England to field weak team at Thomas and Uber Cups". www.worldbadminton.com. 7 May 1996. Retrieved 1 August 2020.

External linksEdit