21 May 2016 Current Affairs: Indian women’s team settled for a bronze medal after suffering a 0-3 defeatat the hands of defending champions China in the semifinals of the Uber Cup badminton championship, at Kunshan in China.
After top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu went down narrowly against their respective opponents in the two singles match, Jwala Gutta and N Sikki Reddy also bit the dust in the first doubles, ending India’s campaign.
Indian eves had scripted history in the last edition when they won a historic bronze in New Delhi and they repeated the feat this time at Kunshan Sports Center Stadium.
Uber Cup : The Uber Cup or World Team Championships for Women, is a major international badminton competition contested by women’s national badminton teams.The Uber Cup is named after a former British women’s badminton player,Betty Uber, who in 1950 had the idea of hosting a women’s event similar to that of the men .So far, only 5 countries have won the Uber Cup with China the most successful team with 13 titles, followed by Japan (5 titles), Indonesia (3 titles), United States (3 titles) and Korea (1 title).The cup follows a similar format to that of the men’s competition of theThomas Cup.
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