Denmark Lift Thomas Cup

Denmark beat Indonesia 3-2 in the Thomas Cup final, securing the nation’s first world badminton team championship after racking up eight second-place finishes over the decades.

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus led the Danes to victory in the fifth and final match of the tie on the back of strong singles performances from fourth-ranked Viktor Axelsen and world No. 5 Jan O. Jorgensen.

Denmark is the first European nation to win the Thomas Cup.