Star-Studded Lineups Revealed for Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2024

Leon To

Wed May 01 2024

Thomas Cup
Uber Cup
Kento Momota
Tomoka Miyazaki
Alwi Farhan

The announcement of the teams participating in the Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2024 has stirred up excitement among badminton fans worldwide. With powerhouse players like Kento Momota making one final appearance, the competition promises to be thrilling.

Former world number 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota will make his last international badminton appearance at the Thomas & Uber Cup Finals in Chengdu, China. He will be joined by Kodai Naraoka, Kenta Nishimoto, and Koki Watanabe in the men's singles category for Team Japan. Notably absent will be Kanta Tsuneyama, who struggled to secure wins in the past six tournaments.

Team Japan's Uber Cup squad will feature the young sensation, 17-year-old Tomoka Miyazaki, who has been making waves in the badminton world with her recent achievements. Miyazaki, a former Junior World Champion, has defeated top players like Pusarla V Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara. She will be part of a strong singles lineup alongside Akane Yamaguchi, Aya Ohori, and Nozomi Okuhara. The doubles team will include promising players like Chiharu Shida, Nami Matsuyama, and others.

Indonesia will field Alwi Farhan, the reigning Junior World Champion, in the Thomas Cup squad. Farhan, ranked 62nd globally, has shown impressive performances in recent tournaments. Denmark's team introduces new faces like Magnus Johannesen and Jesper Toft. The host nation China boasts a formidable lineup with stars like Shi Yu Qi, Li Shi Feng, Wang Zhi Yi, Chen Yu Fei, and others.

Defending champions India and Korea will rely on their past successes and rising talents to make an impact in the upcoming tournament. While India holds on to its victorious players from Bangkok two years ago, Korea's hopes rest on world number 1 An Se Young. Absentees like Kim Ga Eun will shift the spotlight onto players like Sim Yu Jin, Kim Ga Ram, and promising youngster Kim Min Sun.

The Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2024 are shaping up to be a fiercely competitive event with top players from around the world vying for glory. Fans can expect thrilling matches and standout performances from both established stars and emerging talents in what promises to be an unforgettable badminton spectacle.