Rio 2016 silver medallist Viktor Axelsen is part of the Danish team in Bangkok ©Getty Images

Defending Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thomas Cup champions Denmark recorded their second 5-0 win in two days with victory against Russia at the IMPACT Arena in Thai capital Bangkok.

Rio 2016 silver medallist and reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen got the Danes off to an excellent start with a comprehensive 21-14, 21-3 victory against Vladimir Malkov in the Group D match.

Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding then doubled their side's advantage with a 21-17, 21-12 win over Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov in a repeat of the 2014 European Championship final, which was won by the Russians on home soil in Kazan.

Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus then put Denmark out of sight with a 21-17, 21-11 victory against Sergey Sirant.

Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen beat Evgenij Dremin and Denis Grachev 21-12, 21-12 before Jan O Jorgensen thrashed Rodion Alimov 21-6, 21-5 to secure the 5-0 victory for his team.

Following his side's victory, Vittinghus said: "To come in as defending champions, it's a great feeling.

"We don't feel extra pressure, on the contrary we feel extra belief that we can do it because we already proved two years ago that it's possible for us.

"We just have a strong belief that we can do it once again.

"I want to cherish that forever, but also want to create new history this time."

South Korea won a close match against Denmark in one of today's Uber Cup matches ©BWF
South Korea won a close match against Denmark in one of today's Uber Cup matches ©BWF

Denmark are currently top of the group ahead of Malaysia, who also won 5-0 today against Africa's sole representative Algeria, by virtue of point difference.

Elsewhere in the Thomas Cup, the men's team World Championship, Japan survived a slight scare in Group C.

They eventually saw off competition from unfancied Germany, who were level at 1-1 after two matches, by a 4-1 scoreline.

It means Japan are level at the top of Group C with Chinese Taipei.

Favourites China beat India 5-0 to win Group A, and France followed them through by whitewashing Australia.

In the women's Uber Cup, South Korea emerged triumphant in a close match against Denmark, eventually winning 3-2.

This means South Korea are in pole position to finish top of Group C and have three points to their name compared to Denmark's two.

In Group D, both China and Indonesia booked their spots in the knock-out stages.

Defending champions China beat Malaysia 4-1 whilst Indonesia defeated France by a convincing 5-0 scoreline.

The event continues tomorrow.