China starts Thomas and Uber tournaments in style

China starts Thomas and Uber badminton tournaments in style with 5-0 wins

China starts Thomas and Uber tournaments in style

NEW DELHI (AP) -- China started its defense of the Thomas and Uber Cup tournaments in style on Sunday with 5-0 victories in both.

Star player Lin Dan was among those to win as China started its quest for a record sixth consecutive Thomas Cup title with an easy win over France.

Lin, a five-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, is ranked only 58th owing to limited participation in international events. He defeated Lucas Claerbout 21-16, 21-14.

Chen Long and Du Pengyu also won their respective singles matches with ease as China completed the victory without losing a set.

The Chinese women's team also did not drop a set as it started its Uber Cup campaign by thrashing Russia.

Updated : 2021-02-28 12:42 GMT+08:00