Hans-Kristen Vittinghus beat Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21-15, 21-7 as Denmark defeated Indonesia 3-2 on Sunday to claim its first Thomas Cup badminton title.
The Danes, eight-time runners-up, had lost four previous finals to Indonesia, which was trying for a record-extending 14th championship.
Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen beat Tommy Sugiarto 21-17, 21-18 in the opening singles match but Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan pulled Indonesia even by beating Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding 21-18, 21-13 in doubles.
Jan Jorgensen beat Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-17, 21-12 to restore the lead for Denmark before Angga Pratama and Ricky Karanda Suwardi made it 2-2 with a 21-16, 21-14 win over Kim Astrop and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.
China beat South Korea 3-1 on Saturday to win the women’s Uber Cup.