What is the situation of China entering the top four in the Su cup? How come you're not in shape at this critical moment? On the evening of May 23, the sudyman cup in 2019 ended the competition between the top eight in the first half. Top eight seed China beat Denmark 3-1 and made it to the semi-finals for 16 consecutive times in the past 30 years. Defending champion South Korea lost 3-1 to Thailand in the final eight, setting its worst record since participating in the Su cup.
Which is the best in the history of the Su cup? China!
So far, from the first Sudiman cup in 1989, only China has scored in the last four in every competition. In addition, the Chinese team has entered the top four in the first 15 times, and 12 times have reached the finals, among which 10 times have reached the top, creating the highest honor of winning the Su cup. After the Chinese team entered the final of the Soviet Union cup, the winning rate reached more than 83%. The Chinese team only lost in the two finals of the Soviet Union cup, which were Eindhoven in 2003 and the gold coast in 2017.
In 2017, Guoyu lost to South Korea and won the seven consecutive titles in the Su cup
The South Korean team has been in the top four in the first 15 Su cup, including eight finals and four championships. The winning rate of the team is 50%. In addition to China and South Korea, the Indonesian team ranked third in history. The Indonesian team not only won the first Soviet cup, but also won the second place six times and the third place five times. However, Indonesia failed to enter the top four in 2013 and 2017.
Ranking fourth in history is the Danish team that China defeated in this game. Denmark once reached the finals in 1999, Copenhagen and Qingdao in 2011, both of which lost to China. In addition, Denmark has won the third place nine times, including the first five Su cup from 1989 to 1997, the team scored the last four five times in a row. By the end of this year's Soviet cup, Denmark has failed to reach the top four six times, respectively in 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Guoyu welcomes the new historical opportunity of creating the Soviet cup
In the first three Su cup, the Chinese team, which was at a low point, stopped in the top four three times in a row. In the semi-final of the first Soviet cup in 1989, China lost 3-2 to South Korea. In the first mixed double, Pu Zhufeng / Zheng Mingxi beat Wang Pengren / Shi Fangjing 15-8 and 15-2. Later, Han Aiping beat South Korea's Li Yingshu 2-1 in women's singles. In the third men's singles match, Yang Yang beat an Zaichang of South Korea 15-5 and 15-7. But later, Lin Ying / Guan Weizhen, the daughter of Guoyu, lost to Zheng Suying / Huang Huiying. In the men's doubles decisive battle, Li Yongbo / Chen Kang lost to South Korea's golden partner Pu Zhufeng / Jin Wenxiu.
Since the fourth Su cup in 1995, Guoyu has won a fourth consecutive championship. In the 1995 Su cup, the Chinese team had Sun Jun, ye Zhaoying, Ge Fei, Gu Jun and other young talents. In that final, China won the championship for the first time in the history of 3-1 victory over Indonesia. Ye Zhaoying, 21, beat Wang Lianxiang 2-0, and Sun Jun, 20, beat Albee, 23, 2-1. Then, in the final of the Soviet cup in 1997, China won the South Korean team to defend its title. In the 1999 Sudiman cup in Copenhagen, China won the third consecutive championship by defeating Denmark in the final, which almost won the world top badminton team at that time. In the 2001 Seville cup, Guoyu defeated Indonesia in the final.
Guoyu won the Sudiman cup for the 10th time in 2015
In the 2003 Su cup, the Chinese team is ready to attack the fifth consecutive championship. This final is the battle between China and South Korea, the first mixed doubles, Zhang Jun / Gao Gu lost to Jin Dongwen / Luo Jingmin. Gong Ruina got one point in the second women's singles. In the third men's singles match, Chen Hong was defeated by Li Xuan. In the fourth men's doubles match, Zhang Wei / Cai Fu lost to Li Dongxiu / Liu Yongcheng, and China lost 3-1 to South Korea, who raised the Su cup again ten years later. However, since the 2005 Su cup, Zhang Jun / Gao Gu has become more mature, men's singles rookie Lin Dan has risen, and men's doubles' Fengyun combination 'Cai Fu Haifeng has gradually become the evil core of the whole team. The Chinese team has won the Su cup six times in a row from 2005 to 2015.
In the last Su cup, Guoyu encountered a critical period of the alternation between the old and the new. The unstable performance of the new players led to the regret that China lost to South Korea in the final and missed the seventh consecutive championship. After two years, Guoyu made a comeback and once again entered the top four of the Su cup. The strongest Chinese team in the Su cup will continue to launch new challenges to the new era of the Su cup.