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August 21 - August 27
Last updated on August 28, 2023
The 2023 BWF World Championships (official and sponsored title: TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2023) was an international badminton tournament that took place at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 21 to 27 August 2023. It was the fifth time that Copenhagen had hosted the BWF World Championships after the 1983, 1991, 1999, and 2014 editions.
Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi were the reigning champions in men’s singles and women’s singles, respectively. Viktor Axelsen’s move to defend the World Championships title was halted in the quarter-finals. In three fantastic games, Axelsen surprisingly lost to Prannoy H. S. of India. In addition, Yamaguchi also failed to defend her title after losing to Carolina Marín of Spain in the semi-finals.
|2023 BWF World Championships|
|Date||21 – 27 August|
|Category||Grade 1 – Individual Tournaments|
|Men’s singles||🇹🇭 Kunlavut Vitidsarn|
|Women’s singles||🇰🇷 An Se-young|
|Men’s doubles||🇰🇷 Kang Min-hyuk
🇰🇷 Seo Seung-jae
|Women’s doubles||🇨🇳 Chen Qingchen
🇨🇳 Jia Yifan
|Mixed doubles||🇰🇷 Seo Seung-jae
🇰🇷 Chae Yoo-jung
|1||🇰🇷 South Korea||3||0||1||4|
|Total (9 entries)||5||5||10||20|
The draw was conducted on Thursday, 10 August 2023. Click the event to see a full draw and match results.
|Event||Main Draw Entry||Qualification|
All times and dates were local, Central European Summer Time (UTC+2). Click the date to see the match schedule.
|21/08||Preliminary rounds||09.00 a.m.|
|22/08||Preliminary rounds||09.00 a.m.|
|23/08||Preliminary rounds||09.00 a.m.|
|24/08||Preliminary rounds||12.00 p.m.|
The television rights holders by territory were as follows:
|Unsold markets||BWF TV (YouTube), Olympic Channel (OTT)|
|Worldwide (excluding Japan)||SNTV (news)|
|South Africa||StarTimes (Sports Premium, Sports Life)|
|Brunei||Kristal Astro (Astro Supersport 4)|
|China||BesTV (IPTV, OTT), CCTV (FTA), CNTV (Digital), Yousports (Pay TV), Migu (IPTV, OTT, Mobile), Youku (OTT)|
|Hong Kong||NOW TV (SPOTV), SPOTV Now (OTT)|
|India||Viacom18 (Sports18, Voot Select)|
|Indonesia||K Vision (SPOTV), MNC Vision (SPOTV, Pay TV), MNC Play (SPOTV), Vision+ (SPOTV, OTT)|
|Japan||TV Asahi (Tele-Asa 2, FTA), J-Sports (J-sports 1, simulcast OTT)|
|Macau||Macau Cable TV (SPOTV), TDM (TDM Sports)|
|Malaysia||Astro (Astro Supersport 4, Sooka)|
|Maldives||Medianet (Ice TV)|
|Philippines||Sky Cable (SPOTV), Cignal (SPOTV), Cignal Play (digital) (SPOTV), SPOTV Now (OTT)|
|Singapore||SingTel (SPOTV), StarHub (SPOTV), SPOTV Now (OTT)|
|Thailand||True Vision (SPOTV, TrueSports HD3)|
|Central America||Star+ (OTT)|
|Czech Rep||Czech TV (CT Sport)|
|Denmark||TV2 Denmark (TV2 Sport, TV2 Play)|
|England||BT Sport (BT Sport Extra 2, BT Sport 3)|
|Germany||Sport Deutschland (OTT)|
|Hungary||MTVA Hungary (M4 Sport)|
|Netherlands||Ziggo Sport (Pay TV)|
|Pan Balkans||Arena (Pay TV)|
|Poland||Polsat (Sport Extra)|
|Russia||MatchTV (Pay TV, FTA)|
|Slovakia||JOJ (JOJ Sport)|
- Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (seeded second in men’s singles) withdrew from the championships because he’s still mourning his beloved mother, who passed away on 9 August 2023.
- Benyapa Aimsaard / Nuntakarn Aimsaard (seeded ninth in women’s doubles) had to withdraw from the championship due to an injury to Benyapa Aimsaard.