A long wait of nearly two decades ended today for Indonesia with their reconquest of the Thomas Cup in Aarhus.
The Asian powerhouse had won 13 before this, but were stuck on that number since 2002. They had featured in two more finals, in 2010 and 2016, failing both times.
“I’m very happy because this is my first time, and we’ve won this after 19 years, and finally we could take it back home. I don’t know what to say, I cannot express my feelings,” said veteran campaigner Hendra Setiawan, who finally added the Thomas Cup to his list of achievements.