We examine the 2023 BWF World Championships schedule, draw, seeded players, prize money, tickets, & streaming information
At the 2023 BWF World Champions, second-seed men’s doubles pair Satwik & Chirag will spearhead India’s medal hope. However, Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy have managed impressive results throughout the 2023 BWF World Tour and can’t be ruled out from the list of potential men’s singles category winners.
BWF World Championships badminton 2023 singles & doubles schedule, date, time, draw, prize money, live stream telecast in India where to watch
2023 BWF World Championships singles category schedule, first-round draw, & seeded shuttlers
In the 2023 BWF World Championships men’s singles event, top-seed Viktor Axelsen is considered the overwhelming favorite considering his superb form. However, he is expected to face stern competition from the reigning Asian Champion Anthony Ginting and Thai ace Kunlavut Vitidsarn. For this competition, Kodai Naraoka, Jonatan Christie, Li Shifeng, Loh Kean Yew, & Shi Yuqi are also labelled as seeded players and even experts consider them capable enough to clinch the title.
Elsewhere, the women’s singles category will feature top-ranked shuttlers including the reigning world champion Akane Yamaguchi, top-seed An Se-young, & Olympic champion Chen Yufei. Combinedly, these three shuttlers have won eleven BWF World Tour events that are on par or above the BWF Super 500 tournaments. However, other seeded players like former Olympic champion Carolina Marin, Taiwanese ace Tai Tzu-ying, & Thai superstar Ratchanok Intanon will hope to secure an unprecedented victory.
BWF World Championships 2023 doubles category schedule, draw, & key competitors
In the men’s doubles event, Malaysian duo Chia & Soh will enter as the defending champion but might face stern challenge from Olympic champion pair Lee Yang & Wang Chi-lin. However, top-seeded Indonesian pair Ardianto & Alfian will begin their campaign as the title favorite ahead of Indian powerhouse Satwiksairaj & Chirag.
Meanwhile, the women’s doubles category Chen & Jia will be eager to bag their third consecutive World Championship. To complete their title quest, the Chinese duo will have to overcome challenge of second-seed Baek Ha-na & Lee So-hee and third-seed Kim So-yeong & Kong Hee-yong. Elsewhere, top-seed Chinese duo Zheng & Huang will enter the mixed doubles event as title favorites after winning all three BWF Super 1000 events this season. However, they will be careful of stubborn challengers like previous edition runner-up Watanabe Yuta & Higashino Arisa.
Below, we examine the schedule of 2023 BWF World Championships:
August 21: First-Round (Men’s Singles: Round of 64, Other Categories: Round of 48)
22nd August: First-Round & Second-Round (Men’s Singles: Round of 32, Other Categories: Round of 48 / Round of 32)
August 23: Second-Round (All Categories: Round of 32)
24th August: Third-Round (All Categories: Round of 16)
August 25: Quarter-Finals
26th August: Semi-Finals
August 27: Final
When & Where to watch: live stream & telecast
Considering the reputation and value of the 2023 BWF World Championships, this competition’s live streaming will be made available for badminton fans through BWF’s official YouTube channel BWF TV and Facebook. Additionally, fans can catch the live action through Olympic Channel on Olympics.com.
In 2023, the BWF announced the prize money for the tournaments comprising the prestigious World Tour circuit and the World Tour Finals have the highest payout at $2 million. Next are the Super 1000 or level 2 tournaments with a pot amounting to $1.25 million while the Super 750 tournaments have a total payout amounting to $850,000, which is $430,000 more than the Super 500 tournaments. Last but not least, we’ve got the Super 300 tournaments paying players a total of $210,000.
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