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Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur Broadcasts Rs 1 Crore Money Prize After India Win Gold At Thomas Cup

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The Indian males’s badminton workforce scripted historical past on Sunday as they gained a gold medal on the Thomas Cup for the very first time. The taking part in squad was in nice type for the complete contest and the facet wrapped up the ultimate inside the first three matches. The summit conflict in opposition to 14-time champions Indonesia began on the absolute best notice for India as Lakshya Sen gave the facet a 1-0 lead. The doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty then additional improved the lead, and ultimately, Kidambi Srikanth sealed the competition for India with a straight-games win.

Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities hailed the facet for a exceptional win and introduced a Rs 1 crore money prize for the lads’s badminton workforce.

“As #TeamIndia defeats 14-time #ThomasCup Champions Indonesia  to win its 1️st ever #ThomasCup2022, @IndiaSports is proud to announce a money award of ₹ 1 crore for the workforce in rest of guidelines to acknowledge this unparalleled feat! Congratulations Group India,” tweeted Thakur.

Lakshya Sen had given India a 1-0 lead after beating Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting within the first match. He got here up brief within the first recreation 8-21, however he staged a exceptional comeback within the second recreation, earlier than shrugging off a four-point deficit within the third recreation.

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Sen defeated Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 in a match that lasted for an hour and 5 minutes. After this contest, India had taken a 2-0 lead after Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty got here from a recreation right down to beat Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, 21-19.

Within the third match of the ultimate, Kidambi Srikanth outclassed Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21 and ultimately, India went on to script historical past on Sunday in entrance of a jam-packed crowd at Affect Enviornment in Bangkok.

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