I just realized that I didn’t really close out the story. I should have mentioned that China, the near-invincible China, has retained the Thomas Cup by beating Denmark in the Thomas Cup Finals. I saw the third match, which was the second singles, and well, it’s not the typical down-the-wire match that usually happens between Chun Lai and Jonassen, but it was entertaining nonetheless.
It is an expected victory. The Great Wall of China remains unbreached.
I’m excited about the World Championships coming up.