Japan beats Thailand 3
For the first order, Japanese player Akane Yamaguchi defeated Thailand's top single player Ratchanok Intanon 21-15, 21-15, though Ratchanok "tried her best already".
Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara eased past Nichaon 21-12, 21-9.
This is the first time that Japanese women win a Uber Cup since 1981 and is the sixth Uber Cup they have earned in history.
Though failed to be champion, it is the first time for Thailand to enter the final of Uber Cup in history.
Chinese women, beaten by Thai women in semifinal on Friday, won the bronze medal along with South Korea.
Team Japan celebrate on the podium during the awarding ceremony after winning the BWF Uber Cup 2018 final against team Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 26, 2018. Team Japan beat team Thailand by 3-0 in the final and claimed the title of the event. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)
BANGKOK, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Japan beat Thailand 3-0 in the final of Uber Cup 2018 on Saturday, wining their first tournament title since 1981.
Then Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota overcame Thai double players Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Puttita Supajirakul by 21-18, 21-12, before Nitchaon Jindapol failed to win back a point for Thailand.