India will host the World Badminton Championships in 2026, the game’s international governing physique, BWF, mentioned on Tuesday.
India was imagined to host the Sudirman Cup in 2023, however the World Badminton Federation determined to provide China the internet hosting rights of the World Blended Workforce Championships.
The COVID-19 state of affairs within the Asian nation compelled the BWF to maneuver this yr’s Sudirman Cup from Suzhou, China to Vantaa, Finland.
“Suzhou will now stage the 2023 version of the BWF World Blended Workforce Championships, with the unique 2023 hosts India accepting the chance to host the BWF World Championships in 2026,” the BWF mentioned in a media launch.
“The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can affirm Suzhou, China has been awarded the internet hosting rights for the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Ultimate 2023.
“Suzhou was imagined to host the championship in 2021, however with the BWF unable to stage any tournaments in China this yr, the occasion was modified to Vantaa, Finland.”
This will likely be solely the second time that India will host the World Championships, with Hyderabad internet hosting the celebrated occasion in 2009.
Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned, “Organizing a match of the stature of the World Championship is a good achievement for the Badminton Affiliation of India in addition to the nation.”
“We’re grateful to BWF for contemplating India for Badminton’s most prestigious and premier match and I consider a terrific alternative and inspiration for not solely sports activities lovers to take part in world class shuttlers however will see an enormous progress for the sport. All around the nation as nicely.”
Olympic-bound PV Sindhu is the present world champion in ladies’s singles. Sindhu additionally has two silver and two bronze medals on this planet.
B Sai Praneeth ended a 36-year-long look ahead to a males’s singles World Championship medal in Basel, Switzerland, two years in the past.
Saina Nehwal gained silver and bronze within the 2015 and 2017 editions, whereas the ladies’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta gained the bronze in 2011 in London.
BAI Secretary Common Ajay Singhania mentioned, “Indian Badminton has been an enormous success by successful two consecutive medals from Olympics and this newest information of World Championships is the best motivator for the game.”
“On behalf of BAI, I want to thank BWF and likewise organizing such a match will likely be a milestone for Indian badminton.
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