First Asian To Win All-England Cup And Thomas Cup

First Asian To Win All-England Cup And Thomas Cup

Wong Peng Soon (1918-1996) was the first Asian to win the All-England Championships 4 times from 1950 to 1952 and in 1955. His consecutive wins from 1950-1952 gave him the privilege of retaining the All-England Cup. In 1948, his team was the first to win the Thomas Cup, the first world-class badminton tournament. He was also the undisputed singles champion in Singapore for 7 times and in Malaya for 8 times during the 1930s through the 1950s.

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