India had previously hosted this tournament in 2009 and then its matches were played in Hyderabad, since then now India has got a chance to host this big tournament.
India got the host of the World Badminton Championship.
The World Badminton Federation (BWF) has made some changes in its schedule, under which India will host the World Badminton Championship in 2026. BWF has announced this on Tuesday. India was to host the Sudirman Cup in 2023 but the BWF has handed over the hosting of the World Mixed Team Championship to China. BWF was forced to organize this year’s Sudirman Cup out of Suzhou city of China due to COVID-19 and has handed over the hosting of the tournament to Finland.
“Suzhou will now host the BWF World Mixed Team Championship in 2023 as the original host of the tournament, India, has accepted the offer to host the World Championship in 2026,” the BWF said in a statement. BWF confirms that China’s Suzhou city is to host the Sudirman Cup in 2023. Suzhou was supposed to host this tournament in 2021 but BWF could not host this tournament in China this year and gave it to Finland.
second time it will happen
This will be the second time that India will host the World Championships. Earlier in 2009, Hyderabad had hosted this tournament. On this, Himanta Biswa Sharma, President of Badminton Association of India said, “Organizing a tournament of World Championship level is a big achievement for us. We are thankful to BWF that they have selected India for this tournament. I am sure that it is not only a great opportunity for world class badminton players to come to India but it will also help the game to grow across the country. “
Sindhu is the current winner
India’s Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu is the current winner in the women’s singles category. Sindhu has also won silver and bronze medals at the World Championships. Apart from this, India’s male player B. Sai Praneeth ended India’s 36-year medal drought by winning a medal in Basel, Switzerland, two years ago. London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal won bronze in 2015 and 2017. In 2011, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won the bronze medal in women’s doubles.
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