How much prize money are Thomas Cup-winning Indian shuttlers getting?
- Indian men’s badminton team won their maiden Thomas Cup gold on Sunday
- The Indian team gets $1 million prize money for winning the tournament
- BAI announced Rs 1 crore for the Indian men’s players
After India’s historic win, Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma announced a cash reward of Rs 1 crore for the Indian men’s players that scripted history. He also declared a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh for the support staff of the team.
"To celebrate this momentous occasion, on behalf of a grateful nation, @BAI_Media is honoured to announce prize money of Rs 1 crore for our players and Rs 20 lakh for our support staff,” Sharma said.
“We look forward to several such national accomplishments in the coming months and years," he added
In the 72-year-old history of the sport's biggest team championship, India's best prior to this gold medal-winning performance was a top-four finish that came in 1979.
India, who were regarded as the underdogs in the tournament, made the most of their blazing form to trump favourites Indonesia, who were also the defending champions.
Thomas Cup is a 16-team tournament. The teams are divided into four groups, comprising four teams each. This was the third time that Thailand hosted the tournament. So let’s have a look at the important detail of this game Thomas Cup 2022 Payout Breakdown: How much prize money will the winner get?
As the winners of the tournament, India bagged $1 million for both singles and doubles. Hence, the winners of both categories will get $120k each.
Participating teams playing in the ongoing Thomas Cup 2022, the winner of the Cup 2022 on the 15th of May, bagged 8% of the total prize money which has been accumulated.
On Sunday, Indian shuttlers put up an astonishing performance to thump their authority over the Indonesians from the very onset of the final. In the first tie, youngster Lakshya Sen beat Anthony Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16. In the second draw, India’s top-ranked men's doubles pairing of Satwik and Chirag held their nerves and got better off World No. 1 Mohammad Ahsan- Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, 21-19 to make it 2-0 against Indonesia. And then, in the third game, former World No. 1 and World Championships silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth, continuing his winning streak in Thomas Cup, defeated World No. 8 Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21 to make it 3-0 to open his arms as celebrations began.