India will host the 2026 Badminton World Championship.

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India will host the 2026 Badminton World Championship.

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The BWF announced in a media release that Suzhou would host the 2023 editions of the BWF World Mixed Team Championships. India accepted that India will host the 2026 Badminton World Championship.

According to the Sports Global Governing body, the World Badminton Championships will held in India in 2026. India has initially schedule to host the Sudirman Cup 2023. Still, the Badminton World Federation awarded the hosting rights to the world mixed team championships to China.

Due to COVID-19 in Asia, the BWF had to move Sudirman Cup to Vantaa (Finland) this year. 

“The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirms that Suzhou, China granted the hosting rights for the Total Energies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals in 2023.

“Suzhou was supposed to host the championships, but BWF was unable to hold any tournaments there this year, so the event was moved to Vantaa, Finland.

India will host the world championship for the second time after Hyderabad hosted the event in 2009.

Himanta Biswa, president of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), stated that staging a tournament of the caliber of World Championships was a massive achievement for both the country and us.

“We are grateful to BWF that India considered for Badminton’s most prestigious tournament. I believe the participation of world-class shuttlers will provide a tremendous opportunity and motivation for fans and will also help to grow the sport in India.”

P V Sindhu, bound for the Olympics, is currently the reigning world champion women’s singles. Sindhu has also won two silver and two bronze world medals.

B Sai Praneeth had finally won the men’s singles gold medal at Basel, Switzerland, after a 36-year wait.

Saina Nehwal had earned silver and bronze in 2015, 2017 editions. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were the women’s doubles pairs who won a bronze in London in 2011.

Ajay Singhania, general secretary of BAI, stated that Indian Badminton had achieved great success with the two consecutive medals from the Olympics. “This latest news about the World Championships is a stimulant for the game.”

“On behalf of BAI, I would like to thank BWF for organizing such tournaments. It will be a landmark moment in Indian badminton.”

India will host this tournament for the second time.

Officially announced by the Badminton World Federation on Tuesday, India has been awarded the prestigious BWF World Championship.

After the 2009 edition in Hyderabad, this will be the second year that India hosts the tournament. India will host the 2026 Badminton World Championship. 

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Himanta Biswa Sarma, President of Badminton Association of India, was optimistic that hosting the Worlds Championship 2026 would help Indian badminton make more significant strides towards becoming a global powerhouse.

He stated that staging a tournament of such stature would be a massive achievement for both the Badminton Association of India and the country.

Sarma stated that BWF considered India for its most prestigious tournament in badminton. He also said that he was grateful for the opportunity to have world-class shuttlers participate. It will provide a tremendous opportunity for fans to get motivated and help the sport grow.

“BWF reached out with a proposal after several tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic worldwide. Ajay K. Sinha, general secretary of BAI, stated that the opportunity was great for both the country and the badminton community.

India has won ten World Championship medals, with P.V. as the reigning champion. Sindhu is the leader of the chart with a gold medal, two silver, and two bronze. Prakash Padukone won India’s first medal in the 1983 World Championships. Saina Nehwal (silver & bronze, 2015 & 2017, respectively), B. Sai Praneeth, bronze, 2019, and Ashwini Ponnappa & Jwala Gutta won the bronze (doubles) medals, 2011.

B. Sai Praneeth, a man in men’s singles at the world championships, ended a 36-year long wait by winning a medal at Basel. Saina Nehwal had won silver and bronze at the 2015 and 2017 editions, respectively. The women’s doubles team of Ashwini Ponnappa, Jwala Gutta, took home a bronze medal in London in 2011.

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India will host the 2026 BWF World Championships.

  • For the second consecutive time, India will host the world championship. In 2009, Hyderabad, India, hosted the previous world championship.
  • The BWF announced in a media release that Suzhou would host the 2023 editions of the BWF World Mixed Team Championships. Original hosts India accepted the invitation to host the BWF World Championships 2026.
  • Himanta Biswa (President, Badminton Association of India) stated that hosting the world championships was a huge achievement for India and the country.
  • Ajay Singhania (General Secretary), Badminton Association of India, stated that Indian Badminton was a huge success, with two consecutive medals.

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  • P V Sindhu, an Olympic hopeful, is the world champion for women’s singles. At the world championships, she has won two bronze medals and two silver.
  • Saina Nehwal won silver in 2015 editions and bronze in 2017.
  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa were the women’s double pairs that won a bronze medal in London in 2011.
  • B Sai Praneeth, an Indian male badminton player, won a bronze medal at the 2019 world championships in Basel, Switzerland.

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BWF stated that “Shuzhou will host the BWF World Mixed Team Championship 2023,” which was hosted previously by India.

India has agreed to host the 2026 BWF World Championship. India will host the World Championships for the second time. This prestigious tournament was previously held in 2009 in Hyderabad.

Himanta Biswa, President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), stated that “Organizing a competition such as the World Championship was a huge achievement for both the Badminton Association of India and the country.”

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