India will have the World Badminton Championships in 2026. The sport’s worldwide governing body, BWF, said on Tuesday. India was planned to compose. In the Sudirman Cup in 2023. But the Badminton World Federation chose to grant. The facilitating rights of world mixed group championships to China.
This will only be the moment that India will be facilitating the world championship. Also, Hyderabad has played has to the prestigious event in 2009.
“Suzhou will presently stage. The 2023 version of the BWF World Mixed Team Championships. With unique 2023 hosts India accepting the opportunity. To have the BWF World Championships in 2026,” the BWF said in a media release. “Suzhou was the host of championships in 2021. But with BWF incapable to stage of competitions in China this year. The event was exchanged to Vantaa in Finland.”
“Staging a competition of the stature of World Championships. Is a great accomplishment for us at the Badminton Association of India. As well as for the nation,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma said. “We are thankful to BWF for considering India for Badminton. The most prestigious and chief competition. I acknowledge with world lesson shuttlers coming to take part. It will not only be an awesome opportunity and motivation for the lovers of the game. But will see a huge advancement for the sport over the country as well.”
The Olympic-bound PV Sindhu is the ruling world champion in women’s singles. Sindhu also has two silver and two bronze awards at the Worlds. B Sai Praneeth had finished a 36-year-long wait for a men’s singles world championships award at Basel, Switzerland two years back.
Saina Nehwal had won the silver and bronze in 2015. And 2017 forms, while the women’s pairs combine Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta. They had stowed a bronze in London in 2011.
“Indian Badminton has seen awesome victory with two progressive medals coming from Olympics and with this latest news of the World Championships is the correct stimulant for the game,” BAI general secretary Ajay Singhania said.
“For sake of BAI, I would like to express our much appreciated. To BWF as well as sorting out such tournaments. It will be a point of reference moment for Indian badminton as well.”