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2023 BWF World Championships

August 21, 2023 - August 27, 2023

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
Edition 28th
Category Grade 1 – Individual Tournaments
Draw 64MS/64WS/64MD/64WD/64XD
Prize money None
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Venue Royal Arena
Official website
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

Medal table

Rank Nation 🥇 🥈 🥉 Total
1 🇰🇷 South Korea 3 0 1 4
2 🇨🇳 China 1 1 4 6
3 🇹🇭 Thailand  1 0 0 1
4 🇯🇵 Japan  0 1 2 3
5 🇩🇰 Denmark 0 1 1 2
🇮🇩 Indonesia 0 1 0 1
🇪🇸 Spain 0 1 0 1
8 🇮🇳 India 0 0 1 1
🇲🇾 Malaysia 0 0 1 1
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
Men’s singles 64 No
Women’s singles 64 No
Men’s doubles 64 No
Women’s doubles 64 No
Mixed doubles 64 No

Competition schedule

All times and dates were local, Central European Summer Time (UTC+2). Click the date to see the match schedule.

Date Competition Start Time
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.
25/08 Quarter-finals 11.00 a.m.
26/08 Semi-finals 10.00 a.m.
27/08 Finals 12.00 p.m.


The television rights holders by territory were as follows:


Territory Broadcast Partner
Unsold markets BWF TV (YouTube), Olympic Channel (OTT)
Worldwide (excluding Japan) SNTV (news)


Territory Broadcast Partner
South Africa StarTimes (Sports Premium, Sports Life)


Territory Broadcast Partner
Brunei Kristal Astro (Astro Supersport 4)
China BesTV (IPTV, OTT), CCTV (FTA), CNTV (Digital), Yousports (Pay TV), Migu (IPTV, OTT, Mobile), Youku (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)
Mongolia Univision (SPOTV)
Philippines Sky Cable (SPOTV), Cignal (SPOTV), Cignal Play (digital) (SPOTV), SPOTV Now (OTT)
South Korea SPOTV
Singapore SingTel (SPOTV), StarHub (SPOTV), SPOTV Now (OTT)
Taiwan ELTA (Eltasports3)
Thailand True Vision (SPOTV, TrueSports HD3)

Central America

Territory Broadcast Partner
Caribbean Star+ (OTT)
Central America Star+ (OTT)


Territory Broadcast Partner
Czech Rep Czech TV (CT Sport)
Denmark TV2 Denmark (TV2 Sport, TV2 Play)
England BT Sport (BT Sport Extra 2, BT Sport 3)
France L’Équipe
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)

Notable withdrawals

  • 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.


  1. 2023 BWF World Championships Prospectus


Royal Arena
Hannemanns Allé 18-20
Copenhagen, Denmark
+ Google Map
+45 32 46 04 60
View Venue Website


Badminton Denmark
+45 70 60 50 76
[email protected]
View Organizer Website


Vishwas Karmarkar August 22, 2023 - 15:10

May I know how players are selected from different countries? Any limitations on total or only seeded players can take part?
Please let me know. Thanks & regards Vishwas Karmarkar, India

BWT Admin August 23, 2023 - 19:02

To find out how to qualify for the BWF World Championships, you can check it out here.


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