赵芸蕾入选2022年世界羽联名人堂

中国羽毛球双打传奇赵芸蕾入选2022年世界羽毛球联合会(BWF)名人堂,一同入选的还有与其同时代征战羽坛的印尼双打名将莉莉亚娜·纳西尔。

赵芸蕾是她那个时代最全能的双打运动员。 在很长一段时间内,她在混双和女双两个项目中的统治地位无人能及。退役后, 她成为了史上最优秀的羽毛球运动员之一——细数她职业生涯中所获得的冠军头衔,包括两枚奥运会金牌和五枚世锦赛金牌。

Zhao Yunlei (right) with Tian Qing at London 2012 Olympics after winning women’s doubles gold.

世界羽毛球联合会主席保罗·埃里克·霍耶对赵芸蕾入选BWF名人堂表示祝贺。

他说,“入选世界羽联名人堂是对羽毛球运动员最大的致敬。名人堂旨在表彰精英中的精英,赵芸蕾当之无愧地占有一席之地。赢得奥运会或世锦赛金牌是大多数运动员的梦想,而赵芸蕾取得了这两项大赛的双冠王,这是一项了不起的成就。”

赵芸蕾

赛场上的赵芸蕾总是充满信心,她对比赛有着敏锐的洞察,她出色的攻防技巧,以及时刻保持冷静应对突发情况的头脑,帮助她赢得了多次比赛。其中,在她与张楠搭档的混双以及与田卿搭档的女双比赛中表现尤为突出。尽管在高强度的赛事环境中同时参加两个项目的比赛,然而赵芸蕾似乎享受压力,在伦敦奥运会和两届世锦赛上取得了双冠王。 她成为唯一一位在一届奥运会上拿到两枚金牌的羽毛球运动员,也是唯一一位在连续两届世锦赛上获得两个双打冠军的羽毛球运动员。

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赵芸蕾将于2022年6月24日周五下午两点举办的线上典礼和媒体活动中正式被官方授誉。

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BWF World Tour Hosts 2023-2026 Announced

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is excited to reveal there will be an additional four stops on the BWF World Tour from 2023 to 2026 as part of expansion plans announced today.

The 31-event new World Tour calendar, which includes the year end BWF World Tour Finals, will see more Super 1000, Super 750, and Super 500 tournaments, bringing greater prize money opportunities for players.

There are 5 Super 1000 and 6 Super 750 tournaments.
There are 9 Super 500 and 11 Super 300 tournaments.

The announcement caps an exciting bid process which saw healthy interest from all host bidders.

BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said the BWF World Tour 2023-2026 promises to elevate the status of badminton globally.

“Badminton is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world with all-time high participation and fan numbers. More tournaments give us a fantastic opportunity to enhance the sport’s reach around the world, not only in established territories, but into new ones as well. It also allows for more players to enter our elite circuit and gain valuable experience,” he said.

“We were very encouraged by the large number of high-quality bids we received and that bodes well for a bigger and better tour across the next four years. It enables us to commit to higher prize money, greater coverage on television and online, and spectacular presentation, all contributing to an enhanced world-class sports product that we seek.”

Lund confirmed there would be no change to current player commitment obligations.

Highlights

  • The Malaysia Open joins the All England Open, China Open, and Indonesia Open as the tour’s highest level Super 1000 tournaments.
  • The India Open and Singapore Open have been bumped to Super 750 status. Existing Super 750 hosts from China, Denmark, France, and Japan have maintained their status.
  • The Super 500 level welcomes host cities from three new continents with tournaments in Australia, Canada, and Finland, joining tournaments in Hong Kong China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and an additional new host in Japan.
  • Two existing Super 100 tournaments have been elevated to the BWF World Tour Super 300 level: HYLO Open and Orléans Masters.

The expansion is bankrolled by a significant investment from BWF and commercial partner Infront over four years.

A host for the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals will be announced at a later date. BWF Tour Super 100 hosts will also be announced separately.

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BWF Hall of Fame 2022 | Liliyana Natsir

Indonesian mixed doubles legend Liliyana Natsir is the latest inductee into the BWF Hall of Fame. The Olympic champion will be officially recognised at a ceremony during the EAST VENTURES Indonesia Open 2022 on Saturday 18 June.

Natsir won four mixed doubles World Championships titles with two different partners and achieved a career high at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games claiming mixed doubles gold.

Liliyana Natsir (right) and partner Tontowi Ahmad with their gold medals at Rio 2016.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer lauded Natsir’s achievements.

“It is a rare honour for an athlete to be named to the BWF Hall of Fame, and Liliyana Natsir richly deserves this accolade,” Høyer said.

“She was among the very best mixed doubles players throughout her career. With an Olympic gold and silver, and four World Championships gold medals, Liliyana built a stellar record.

“She was a delight to watch as she somehow made a very difficult art look easy. I congratulate her on making the BWF Hall of Fame, and I’m sure that she will continue to inspire many more generations.”

Liliyana Natsir

With her unique, unfussy style and tremendous record over more than a decade, Liliyana Natsir is a standout figure of world badminton. Natsir’s first major title was World Championships gold in 2005 with the technically gifted Nova Widianto. The duo had a string of successes, winning the World Cup and the Asian Championships the next year, another World Championships gold in 2007, before winning silver at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Natsir was then paired with Tontowi Ahmad and the two quickly established a strong partnership. Despite the change in style of her partner, Natsir adapted well. The new partnership won bronze at the 2011 World Championships before eclipsing that at the World Championships in 2013, taking gold from two match points down in the final, and the World Championships in 2017. Gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, on top of three straight All England crowns, established Natsir in the pantheon of greats.

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Liliyana will be recognised at a ceremony at the Istora Senayan on Saturday 18 June.

  • 11am Lilyana Natsir Press Conference
  • 11.30am BWF Hall of Fame Ceremony

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Fanatics of TotalEnergies | Episode 1: Bangkok Edition

We present Episode 1 of our new Fanatics of TotalEnergies series. First up we’re in Bangkok as locals Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Kunlavut Vitidsarn take Greysia Polii and and Toma Junior Popov around town during the TotalEnergies BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2022.

 

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2024年巴黎奥运会羽毛球参赛资格规则

世界羽毛球联合会(以下简称:BWF)的2024年巴黎奥运会参赛资格规则已经得到国际奥委会(以下简称:IOC)的批准。巴黎奥运会积分周期将于2023年5月1日开始持续到2024年4月28日,以2024年4月30日的奥运积分排名名单来确定。

羽毛球参赛总名额为172个(男86个,女86个),除常规名额(166个)外,还包括2个主办国名额和4个额外名额。每个国家或地区协会派出的男女运动员的名额都不得超过8个。

单打

在每个单打项目中,国家或地区协会至少需要两位球员排在奥运积分前16位,才能获得两个满额参赛名额。共有35个名额,一个东道国名额,两个额外名额。额外名额将在资格期结束后由三方委员会确定。每个单打项目还必须至少有两名来自五大洲协会的运动员,前提是他们的排名在前250名之内。

双打

在每个双打项目中,国家或地区协会至少需要两组球员排在奥运积分前8位,才能获得两个满额参赛名额。每个双打项目还必须至少有一对来自五大洲协会的运动员,前提是他们的排名在前50名之内。

考虑到所有项目的参赛资格,没有任何国家或地区协会可以在单个项目中派出超过2组以上运动员。

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关于世锦赛的退赛声明

世界羽联确认将有大批印尼选手退出将于12月12日在西班牙韦尔瓦举行的2021道达尔能源世锦赛

印尼羽毛球协会(PBSI)周三上午宣布了这一消息,表达了与新冠肺炎疫情相关的担忧。还有一小部分印尼选手仍在签表中。

世界羽联对PBSI的决定感到失望,并对在抽签后退出感到遗憾。

然而,世界羽联和西班牙羽毛球联合会目前正根据地方和国家卫生当局制定的建议和措施,包括针对所有运动员、团队官员和主要利益攸关方的一套全面的安全协议,集中精力举办一场安全、成功的世锦赛。

此外男单卫冕冠军、世界第二桃田贤斗因伤退出比赛,世界羽联也确认了这一不幸消息。桃田贤斗还退出了上周的2021汇丰世界羽联世界巡回赛总决赛,并已返回日本。

混双7号种子陈炳顺吴柳莹在搭档13年后宣布解散,并退出世锦赛。

大多数球员现在已经安全抵达韦尔瓦并进入了“安全泡泡”。第一轮比赛将于当地时间周日上午10点开始。目前没有重新抽签的计划。

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老牌男双高成炫/申白喆夺得法国公开赛冠军

2021尤尼克斯法国公开赛男双决赛中,韩国老将组合高成炫/申白喆击败了世界排名第一吉迪恩/苏卡穆约,自2019年澳大利亚公开赛后再次夺得男双冠军。

Shin Baekcheol.

这是属于两位老将的标志性胜利,他们用韩国的传统打法击败了世界最顶级的男双组合。34岁的高成炫和32岁的申白喆是2016年里约奥运会后退役的几对顶级男双选手之一;他们于2018年复出,但复出之旅磕磕绊绊。与此同时,小黄人组合将自己塑造成里约后男双一代的佼佼者。

但韩国老将今天的表现表明,他们的技术仍旧是最顶级的;不管对手的什么球,他们都用顽强的防守化解;他们调动苏卡穆约让他无法发挥前场的实力,当机会来临时,他们由守转攻一击制胜。

高成炫获得了他的第三个法国公开赛冠军(前两次分别搭档李龙大和金荷娜),申白喆获得了他的第一个法国公开赛冠军。“在来这里之前,我们都不认为我们能赢,”高成炫说。“每次胜利后,我们都感觉更好,今天我们超级开心。几年前我们离开了国家队,在疫情之后,这是我们第一次进入高级别赛事决赛,所以这对我们来说真的很重要。”

“与年轻选手相比,我们体能限制很大,所以很难跟上他们。我们有经验,这对我们今天很有帮助。这取决于具体情况。也许今天我们的处理得比对手好。他们真的是很好的球员。很难把他们和我们同时代的人相比。即使在那时,也有很多人比我们更好。”

申白喆说:“我们没有任何遗憾。但在我们不打球的那段时间里,我们对自己的未来感到不安。现在我们很高兴我们今天做到了。这是我第一次在法国参加决赛,所以意义重大。在这之后,我们将对未来的重大比赛更有信心。”

他们的的同胞李绍熙申昇瓒早些时候以21-17、21-12击败队友金昭映/孔熙容获得了女双冠军,继2019年后再次登上最高领奖台。

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2021苏迪曼杯:中国队第12次夺冠

2021道达尔能源世界羽联苏迪曼杯总决赛决赛中,卫冕冠军中国队以3-1击败日本队,第12次捧起苏迪曼杯。

纵观全场比赛,双方都展现了超强水准,年轻的球员们表现出了与久经沙场的球星们一样的抗压能力。在上一届苏迪曼杯上,日本队以0-3被中国队击败,这次他们试图推翻这一结果,但他们不得不再次区居亚军。

Zhou Hao Dong and He Ji Ting provided the breakthrough for China.

中国队教练张军谈到了对年轻队员的信任,以及他们在这场重大赛事中坚守立场的能力。让一位球员上两个单项的计划被搁置,中国选择了何济霆周昊东参加男双。

结果如愿以偿。保木卓朗/小林优吾在一个多小时的时间里与中国的年轻队员进行了战斗,但日本人错误地过度依赖防守。在比赛的最后阶段,何济霆/周昊东始终保持着进攻的活力,帮助中国队取得了领先。

“我们在四分之一决赛中输给了丹麦,我们吸取了教训——我们试着更有耐心,”周昊东说。

在上届苏迪曼杯决赛中,山口茜输给了陈雨菲。今天山口一心要进攻。日本人不愿意在对抗赛中留下遗憾,她保持着陈雨菲难以跟上的速度。即使当她的对手找到空档时,山口茜也依靠着顽强的跑动进行补救。正是这种更顽强的风格帮助山口茜赢得了比赛,因为陈雨菲在其他方面还是一如既往的精确和稳定。

Akane Yamaguchi kept Japan in the hunt.

“上一届苏迪曼杯我也是同样的情况,但我输了,所以我不想重蹈覆辙。而且,她是奥运会金牌得主,所以我决定挑战她。”山口说。“我只是想打一场稳定的比赛。我知道她打了几场长时间的比赛,一定会累的。我没有打过这么多长时间的比赛,所以我很有活力。”

在一场高质量的开局之后,男单比赛出现了最令人好奇的转折。开局似乎消耗了石宇奇太多精力,因此他放弃了第二局,把所有精力留到第三局上。无论是这一周累积的疲劳,还是仅仅精神上的压力,桃田贤斗又一次输了。世界第一面对石宇奇的不断高强度进攻,并没有什么办法能够应对,最终石宇奇以2-1击败对手,使中国队以2-1领先。

Shi Yu Qi took advantage of an under-par Momota.

桃田否认疲劳是他在第三局比赛中有点无精打采的原因。“我被对手的进攻能力压垮了,所以我输了。我没有那么累,但我找不到赢球的方法。”

石宇奇在庆祝他2019年7月受伤复出后的最佳时刻时,承诺要比受伤前更好。“我放弃了第二局以恢复我的体力。我必须把所有的精力都放在第三局比赛上。我有90%的最佳状态。赢得比赛是一件很棒的事情,但我的目标不是回到以前的水平——我要达到以前水平的120% !”

Chen Qing Chen is mobbed by her teammates after the women’s doubles victory gave the title to China.

日本最后的希望寄托在女双临时组合上,松本麻佑/松友美佐纪给陈清晨/贾一凡造成了不小的麻烦。中国组合一路经受着考验,她们表现出了出色的气质,关键时刻下手更加果断。

随着21-17 21-16的胜利,苏迪曼杯留在了中国。“奥运会之后,这个冠军让我们可以再次激励我们的队员,”张军说,“我们本届苏杯男双阵容上不是最完美的,对泰国和丹麦我们有一些困难,但我们决定让年轻球员上场,我们信任他们的能力,他们今天做的很好。”
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2021苏迪曼杯:克服困难,桃田贤斗重新出发

2021道达尔能源世界羽联苏迪曼杯总决赛 第三比赛日中,桃田贤斗率领的日本队5-0击败英格兰队,将与马来西亚队争夺小组头名位置。

在东京奥运会小组赛阶段被淘汰之后,球迷对桃田的状态充满了好奇。今天,在D组日本对阵英格兰的比赛中,渡边勇大/东野有纱帮助日本取得领先后,桃田贤斗在与世界排名第205位的托尔森的比赛中,看上去与巅峰时期的状态还相距甚远。

日本人经常被托尔森的杀直线所击溃,这位22岁的英格兰球员打得非常轻松,然而最后一记发球将优势拱手让给了桃田,他在第一局比赛中获得了信心,并在没有进一步失误的情况下结束了比赛。

“一开始我非常紧张,无法发挥自己的能力。接近第二局的时候,我让自己冷静下来,控制住自己的比赛。”

Johnnie Torjussen.

“我希望在专注度方面有所提高。我今天很紧张,不能专注于一件事。不过,好在我能让自己冷静下来。”

托尔森说,他对自己的表现感到惊讶。

“这对我来说绝对是一个惊喜,我不知道他是否感到紧张。很高兴看到我的扣杀能够穿透他的防守。我认为这对我来说绝对是一个巨大的信心助推器,能够在与世界上最好的球员的比赛中取得这样的成绩。我想在未来面对每一个球员时都这样做。”

本·莱恩和文迪不敌古贺辉/斋藤太一,没能阻止日本队。 山口茜以21-16/21-12击败霍尔顿,之后志田千阳/松山奈未在与布里奇/史密斯的比赛中直落两局,帮助日本队5-0完胜英格兰队。

在另一场B组比赛中,马来西亚以5比0击败埃及,而在B组中,中华台北以5比0击败德国,韩国以同样的优势击败了塔希提岛。

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Malaysia Open: Ginting Unfazed Despite 7th Straight Loss to Axelsen

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting gave it everything he had, but it still wasn’t enough against Viktor Axelsen. As he fell to his seventh straight loss – his third in four weeks — to the Dane, this time in the quarterfinals of the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2022, the Indonesian could be expected to feel frustrated.

Not that he admitted to it. On the contrary, Ginting sounded like an earnest student having completed a valuable lesson.

“I’m not thinking about it (getting frustrated). I mean, it’s good for me that I can learn again about how to play on the court with Axelsen. I still have to improve, I still have to do the homework about the match day. So after this, I have to discuss with my coach about how to play, what’s my strategy. So yeah, it’s good for me. I can learn again and learn again.

“I don’t feel down at all.”

Axelsen was once again unstoppable.

Ginting started well, keeping his high pace and intensity to claim the first game, but Axelsen’s steadiness would wear him down. At 10-7 in the third the Indonesian had the edge; all it took was a couple of uncertain shots and Axelsen was all over him in a flash. Even the sureshot winners were returned, and Ginting had yet again run into a wall.

“I think our match today was really intense,” said Ginting. “It was quite tough from beginning until the end, but I think the key was the last game because Axelsen was on the better side and he could play his strokes. I tried so hard in the last part of the second game. I won a lot of points, but he played really patiently. He is tall, he can move around the court quite well, and his defence and attack are really good.”

Axelsen, who is in the running for his fifth title of the season, was a satisfied man at the end, having shut down every window that Ginting had tried to open.

“It was an intense match today. Ginting played a great match. This is the third time we’re playing each other in four or five weeks. So obviously, we know each other well by now. However, I’m really, really happy that I managed to win this match, with these conditions here, it’s a bit of an advantage for his style of game. However, I managed to really control it well, especially in the last two games in the end. So I’m really happy about that. And super, super excited to be playing again tomorrow.

“I think I just try to take one day at a time, one match at a time, one point at a time. And so far it has been really nice. I don’t have any injuries or whatsoever. So it makes it a little bit easier to maintain and to recover well, so I’m just trying to put everything into it and play my heart out. And that’s what I’m gonna do.”

Highlights

Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin (fiving) thrived on home support to make the semifinals.

Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin were the toast of the crowd in the afternoon as they overcame Indonesia Open champions Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi 21-11 22-20.

Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti avenged their Indonesia Masters final loss to Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan, beating them 14-21 21-13 21-16. The Chinese did make it competitive at the end after trailing 7-18 in the third game at one point.

Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue gave a great account of themselves, falling short in a tightly fought match against Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong, 25-23 22-20.

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Birds of a Feather: Iris Wang Stretches Okuhara

At 157cm, Iris Wang rarely faces shorter opponents. On Wednesday, in the second round of the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2022, she did face someone a centimetre shorter, but more accomplished – former world champion Nozomi Okuhara.

Given their limitations of reach in a demanding physical sport, both Okuhara and Wang have had to compensate in other departments against taller opponents – through speed of foot, stoutness of heart and unrelenting consistency. Okuhara, having scaled the heights of badminton, was someone Wang closely observed all through her career, to see what elements she could use from someone who had the same limitations she did.

“She’s just like me,” said Okuhara. “A little short but she’s good physically and can rally and disguise her shots very well. I’m very happy to know that she likes to watch me!”

Oddly, the two had never faced each other before today. When they did, there was a mirror-like consistency from both fleet-footed opponents; Wang held two game points but Okuhara eventually edged her 23-21 21-18.

Nozomi Okuhara.

“It’s not so often that I face someone my height,” smiled Wang. “But I feel like usually when we do, it’s the same style, like running a lot because we’re small.

“It was my first time playing her. I was excited because she plays this similar style. And also sometimes when I’m just watching matches, I have stuff to learn from her as a player. So I think it’s cool to put that to test and compete with one of the best.”

But having come face to face with the 2017 world champion, Wang had to guard against being overawed.

“I think it’s a balance; of not giving her too much respect, because we’re competitors. But I think recently it’s been fun to play. I’ve been enjoying it and just trying to figure out things on court. The conditions were very difficult. Sometimes the wind was strong and it was inconsistent. So I think it was also an additional factor to make it a little bit more challenging.”

Iris Wang.

Having worked her way to world No.31, and close to breaking into the top 30 which she’s never done before, Wang is happy with her recent performances. She was in the quarterfinals of the All England and the Swiss Open, final at Orleans, and semifinals of the Pan Am Championships, before making another quarterfinal, at the Indonesia Masters. Unlike Okuhara, who was an early bloomer and could benefit from an established badminton system in Japan, the USA-born Wang has had to travel a longer route to come to where she has. Based in Aarhus now, she finally got a month’s break at home before the latest leg of events in Asia.

“I was pleasantly surprised by Indonesia, because I had just gone home for a month (before that). I hadn’t been home for nine months. It was just nice to be with family. And I wasn’t expecting too much because at home it’s hard to find a consistent schedule.”

 

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马来西亚公开赛:本土选手高歌猛进!

2022年马来西亚公开赛的第二天,马来西亚选手收到了主场观众排山倒海般的欢呼。

新组合陈堂杰/萧紫萱为当天的比赛定下了基调,他们发挥出色以21-16 14-21 21-10击败了日本组合金子祐树/松友美佐纪。随后,陈康乐/蒂娜经受住了中国组合刘玄炫/夏玉婷的冲击,直落两局拿下了比赛。

谢定峰/苏伟译李梓嘉张清玉/张湄鑫均战胜各自的对手,悉数过关。

Chen Tang Jie and Valeree Siow.

萧紫萱赛后说道,是观众的支持激发了他们战胜世界排名第16金子祐树/松友美佐纪组合的热情。

“我不可能每天都火力全开,但观众帮助我点燃了这团火。无论你是打一场还是两场比赛,都很难,也很累。不论是女双还是混双,我都有信心拿下比赛。堂杰给了我很多信心,我感到非常高兴,感谢他的支持。”

年轻的马来西亚组合将对阵奥运银牌得主郑思维/黄雅琼,他们现在处于状态火热的时期,已经连续赢得了四项赛事的冠军。

“我们很有信心,我们的下一个对手是前世界冠军和奥运会银牌得主,我们希望能给球迷带来一场精彩的比赛。”陈堂杰谈下轮对阵雅思组合时说道。

“当然我们还需要进步,还有很多东西要学习,也需要给萧紫萱一些成长的时间,我们也才参加两站比赛,我只能尽我所能带领她,给她信心,她还很年轻。”

Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan.

谢定峰/苏伟译与古贺辉/斋藤太一进行了一番激烈的较量,在第二局日本组合以19-17领先,有机会将比赛带入决胜局,但马来西亚组合顶住压力,连下4分,以21-18 21-19带走了比赛。

另一位主场作战的李梓嘉在面对爱尔兰选手阮日,耗时47分钟内以21-15 21-11拿下胜利。

高光时刻:
♦ 韩国组合崔率圭/金元昊激战三局,以24-22 14-21 21-17再胜丹麦组合阿斯特鲁普/拉斯姆森。

许永凯双线作战拿下双胜–在混双中搭档陈薇涵击败了费泽尔/卡尼,在男双中搭档骆建贤战胜了徐承宰/姜敏赫。

♦爱沙尼亚的库巴以21-12 21-18击败了李文珊,卡什亚普则以21-12 21-17战胜了许侊熙。

 

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Malaysia Open: Kjaersfeldt’s Breakthrough on 11th Attempt

Line Kjaersfeldt finally got it right on her 11th attempt. In 10 previous encounters against Carolina Marin the Dane had never got past the Spaniard; today, in the second round of the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2022, Kjaersfeldt achieved her long-sought triumph, 21-19 19-21 21-13.

And while Kjaersfeldt herself admitted that Marin wasn’t probably at her best, it was still a grand moment – her third consecutive quarterfinals after making the last-eight at the Indonesia Masters and the Indonesia Open earlier this month.

“I know that she’s just coming back from a really serious injury again, so I also knew that maybe she’s not in her best shape right now. But that’s my chance. And I took it and I’m so happy,” said Kjaersfeldt.

Kjaersfeldt celebrates her win.

“Marin has set such a high bar in women’s singles, and I tried so many times and I finally beat her, it’s amazing. Two weeks ago I beat Ratchanok; I know I can beat the top players. I love playing her in Malaysia. Of course it’s tough conditions with the drift, but it’s amazing playing here, and I’m also growing mentally, that’s why I’m standing in the quarterfinals.”

“I’m pretty disappointed,” said Marin. “I couldn’t control the shuttle in the drift today. But this is life, it’s sometimes like this. You have to learn from the losses and push on.”

While 2015 champion Marin crashed out, 2016 champion Ratchanok Intanon looked set to follow her out before wresting control against USA’s Beiwen Zhang.

Intanon survived a close call against Beiwen Zhang.

Zhang had a hefty lead at 16-9 but then it all started to go awry, with the conditions posing a challenge that she couldn’t surmount.

“My plan was pretty clear and it was working, but I just couldn’t control the shuttle,” said Zhang. “It was a weird feeling. Also, I’m not sure of my level right now. I should keep my mind clear and just keep doing what I should be doing.”

Other Highlights

♦ Olympic champions Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin crashed out to home favourites Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi, 21-17 21-18.

♦ However, Malaysia didn’t have much luck in the other two doubles, with Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan falling to Zhang Shu Xian/Zheng Yu, and Chen Tang Jie/Valeree Siow unable to pose much of a threat to Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong in a 21-16 21-10 defeat.

♦ Third seed An Se Young was a second round casualty, falling 21-23 21-18 21-16 to China’s Han Yue.

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Malaysia Open: Home Pairs On Song

Backed by a near-capacity crowd, Malaysia’s players gave their fans plenty to cheer about on the second day of the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2022.

The tone for the day was set by new partners Chen Tang Jie/Valeree Siow, who punched above their weight in taking down Yuki Kaneko/Misaki Matsutomo, 21-16 14-21 21-10. Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan then weathered the challenge of China’s Liu Xuan Xuan/Xia Yu Ting, before Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik, Lee Zii Jia, and Anna Ching Yik Cheong/Teoh Mei Xing rounded off a profitable day for the hosts.

Chen Tang Jie and Valeree Siow.

Valeree Siow, who’d won her women’s doubles opening round yesterday with Low Yeen Yuan, said the crowd’s backing had inspired them against world No.16 duo Kaneko/Matsutomo: “I can’t be on fire every day, but the crowd helped me get that fire today. Whether you play one event or two, it’s hard and tiring. I always have faith, whether in women’s doubles or mixed doubles. Tang Jie gave me confidence, I feel very happy to have him as a supportive partner, and I appreciate his support.”

The young Malaysians will take on Olympic silver medallists Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong, who are on a red-hot streak now, having won four events in a row.

“We are confident, our next opponents are the former world champions and Olympic silver medallists, and we hope to give the fans a good match,” said Chen Tang Jie.

“We still have to improve, still need to learn a lot. We need to give Valeree some time because she’s also playing in two events… I can only do my best to lead her and give her the confidence because she is still young.”

Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan.

Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik were involved in a tight contest with Akira Koga/Taichi Saito; the Japanese had the opportunity to take the match into the decider with a 19-17 lead in the second, but the Malaysians kept things tight to take the last four points, 21-18 21-19.

Another home star, Lee Zii Jia, started patiently against Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen before stepping on the pedal and closing out the match in 47 minutes, 21-15 21-11.

Highlights

♦ Having beaten Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in an exciting contest in Indonesia two weeks ago, Choi Sol Gyu/Kim Won Ho repeated the feat in a match just as intense, 24-22 14-21 21-17.

Terry Hee won both his matches today – beating Hafiz Faizal/Serena Kani in the company of Tan Wei Han in mixed doubles, and Kang Min Hyuk/Seo Seung Jae in men’s doubles while partnering Loh Kean Hean.

♦ Estonia’s Kristin Kuuba upset Michelle Li, 21-12 21-18, while Parupalli Kashyap got the better of Heo Kwang Hee, 21-12 21-17.

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马来西亚公开赛:很高兴再次遇见你!

三年来首次举办的马来西亚公开赛,第一天就有大批观众蜂拥而至,这让到来的运动员们欢呼雀跃。

奥运冠军安赛龙拉哈尤,都参加了2020年马来西亚大师赛,他们都对球迷表示了称赞。

“再次回到这里,与马来西亚的球迷在一起的感觉真是太棒了。我非常感谢大家的支持,我迫不及待地想回到球场上。”安赛龙在拿下首胜后说道。

拉哈尤对观众的热情感到有些惊讶,她说:”第一天的观众比平时更多,谢谢你们对所有球员的支持,我非常高兴看到这么多球迷。”

她的搭档西蒂补充说:”尽管他们大多数是马来西亚人,但他们仍然支持我们。”

Axelsen entertaining autograph hunters at the end of his match.

本土明星赖洁敏表示以战胜队友的方式晋级而感到“难过”,但在赛后采访中提到球迷时,她的心情很快就改变了。

“我们踏上球场时非常兴奋,当听到观众的尖叫和呼喊,我们意识到这是我们的主场,所有的球迷都支持着我们。在他们面前打球是一种享受,感谢每个人的支持。”28岁赖洁敏说道。

她搭档吴顺发以21-18 19-21 21-18战胜了队友陈健铭/赖沛君

Goh and Lai were boosted by the strong support.

2015年赛会冠军马林也很享受这里的比赛氛围。

“这里的观众总是很好,我真的很想念他们。现场有这么棒的观众,每个人都在为你呐喊,这是很特别的事情,尤其是在经历了一年不能打球的时期,能再次回到马来西亚真是太棒了!”伤停10个月后刚刚重返赛场的马林说道。

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Tournament Update – Covid-19 Impact

As you are aware, Covid-19 is still having an impact in 2022 on our ability to travel, to take part in badminton and to host international tournaments. We expect some changes to the events calendar as we go through 2022. Always check the Events Calendar before you plan your tournament schedule. 


– On 28 June 2022, Tournament Update – linked here

  • Malaysia International Series 2022 – Kuala Lumpur – 8 – 13 November 2022 – New Dates

 

– On 7 June 2022, Tournament Update – linked here

  • US Open 2022 – 4 – 9 October 2022 (Super 300) – Cancelled
  • Turkey Open 2022 – Ankara – 19 to 22 December 2022 (International Series)

 

– On 13 May 2022, Tournament Update – linked here

  • IBERDROLA Spanish International 2022 – new dates 12 to 15 September 2022 (postphoned from (15 to 18 June 2022).The host city has also changed from La Nucia to Blanca Dona, Ibiza-Illes Balears, Spain.
  • Ukraine International 2022 (planned to be hosted 8 – 11 September, is postponed – new dates yet to be confirmed.

 

– On 4 March 2022, Tournament Update – linked here

  • Malta Junior International 2022 presented by VICTOR – Cospicua – 03 – 06 Feb – (previously postponed now cancelled)
  • White Nights 2022 – Gatchina – 06 – 10 July – Cancelled
  • Junior White Nights 2022 – Gatchina – 30 June – 03 July – Cancelled
  • Ukraine Junior 2022 – Dnipro – 31 March – 03 April – Postponed
  • Dnipro Future Series 2022 – Dnipro – 07 – 10 April – Postponed
  • Venezuela Future Series 2022 – Caracas – 21 – 25 September (New dates)

 

– On 17 February 2022, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Swedish Junior 2022 – Uppsala – 28 – 30 January 2022 – previously announced as postponed – this is now cancelled.
  • XII Santo Domingo Open 2022 – San Pedro de Macoris – now 08 – 12 June 2022 – Postponed

 

– On 11 February 2022, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • XXI Torneo Internacional Giraldilla 2022 – La Habana, Cuba – was due to be hosted 16 – 20 March 2022 (new dates not finalised yet)
  • IBERDROLA Spanish Junior Open 2022 – Oviedo, Spain – was due to be hosted 18 – 20 March 2022 – 21 – 24 July (New dates not finalised yet)

 

– On 28 January 2022, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • YONEX Canadian International Challenge 2022 in Week 49 (06 -11 December) – New Dates

 

– On 21 January 2022, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Italian Junior 2022 – Milano – 25 – 27 February – Cancelled
  • YONEX Dutch Junior International 2022 – Haarlem – 02 – 06 March – Cancelled
  • YONEX German Junior 2022 – Berlin – 09 – 13 March – Cancelled
  • Swedish Junior 2022 – Uppsala – 28 – 30 January – Postponed (new dates not finalised yet)
  • Turkey Junior 2022 – Ankara – 21 – 24 July (New dates) – Postponed

 

– On 13 January 2022, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • RSL Iceland International 2022 – 27 – 30 January 2022 – Cancelled
  • VICTOR Denmark Masters 2022– postponed from 12 – 15 May 2022 to the new dates will be 9 – 12 June 2022

 

– On 7 January 2022, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • CIPUTRA HANOI – YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2022 – Hanoi – 22 – 27 March 2022 – Cancelled
  • YONEX Canadian International Challenge 2022 –  Edmonton – 17 – 22 May 2022 – Postponed

 

– On 3 January 2022, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • 3 Borders International U19 2022  – Saint Louis, France – 13 – 15 May 2022 (New Dates).

 

– On 21 September 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Israel Open 2021 – Kibbutz Hatzor – 27 – 30 October 2021 – Cancelled
  • YONEX Latvia Junior International 2021 – 11 – 14 November – Cancelled
  • FORZA Norwegian International 2021 – Sandefjord – 11 – 14 November – Cancelled
  • YONEX Estonian Junior 2021 – Tartu – 09 – 12 December – Cancelled

 

– On 9 September 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Syed Modi India International 2021 – Lucknow – 12 – 17 October 2021 – Cancelled

 

– On 9 September 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2021 – Tokyo – 25 – 31 October – Postponed

 

– On 7 September 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Chile Junior International 2021 – Santiago – 28 September – 3 October – Cancelled
  • Chile Future Series 2021 – Santiago – 5 – 10 October – Cancelled

 

– On 14 August 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • YONEX Taipei Open 2021 – Taipei City – 07 – 12 September 2021 – Cancelled

 

– On 11 August 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Korea Open 2021 – Yeosu City – 31 August – 5 September – Cancelled
  • Macau Open 2021 – Macau – 02 – 07 November – Cancelled
  • Korea Masters 2021 – previously postponed, however now cancelled
  • BWF World Junior Championships – Postponed
  • SaarLorLux Open 2021 (02 – 07 November), upgraded to HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 – new title Hylo Open 2021
  • PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2021 (Super 500) – Postponed
  • CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021 (Super 750) – Postponed

 

– On 9 August 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Cyprus Junior 2021 – Nicosia – previously postponed in April – now cancelled
  • Egypt International 2021 – Cairo – 14 – 17 October – Cancelled
  • YONEX – SINGHA – BANGCHAK – BTY Junior International Series 2021 – Bangkok 02 – 07 November – Cancelled
  • Vietnam International Series 2021 – Kuala Lumpur – Danang – 07 – 12 December – New Dates

 

– On 12 July 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Malaysian International Series 2021 – Kuala Lumpur – 10 – 15 August – Cancelled
  • YONEX Akita Masters 2021– Akita – 20 – 23 October – Cancelled
  • Finnish Open 2021 – Vantaa – 15 – 18 September – Cancelled
  • WONCHEON YONEX Korea Junior International Challenge 2021  Miryang – 25th – 31st October 2021 – Cancelled

 

– On 28 June 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open (Super 300) – Cancelled
  • CROWN GROUP Australia Open (Super 300) – Cancelled
  • YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 (Super 500) – Cancelled
  • Hyderabad Open 2021 (Super 100) – Cancelled
  • YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam Open 2021 (Super 100) – Cancelled
  • VICTOR China Open 2021 (Super 1000) – Cancelled
  • DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open (Super 750) – Cancelled
  • Fuzhou China Open 2021 (Super 750) – Cancelled
  • YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2021 (Super 500) – Cancelled

 

– On 26 June 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • India Junior International Grand Prix 2021 – Pune – 14 – 17 October – Postponed
  • Bulgarian Open Championships 2021 – Sofia – 09 – 12 August – Cancelled
  • Maldives International Series – Male’ – 04 – 10 October – Cancelled
  • Maldives International Future Series – Male’ – 11 – 17 of October – Cancelled
  • Algeria International 2021– Algiers – 20 – 23 October – Cancelled
  • Algeria Junior International 2021 – Alger – 26 – 29 October – Cancelled

 

– On 10 June 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Bendigo International 2021 – Bendigo – 14 – 19 September – Cancelled
  • Sydney International 2021 – Sydney – 21 – 24 September – Cancelled
  • MONNIS Mongolia Junior and Int. Challenge 2021 – Ulaanbaatar – 22 – 26 Sept – Cancelled
  • MONNIS Mongolia Int Challenge 2021 – Ulaanbaatar – 28 Sept – 2 Oct – Cancelled

 

– On 25 May 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • 11th MULTI ALARM Hungarian Int. Junior Championships – Pécs – 26-29 August – Postponed
  • Croatia VALAMAR Junior Open 2021– Dubrovnik – 08 – 10 October 2021 – Postponed
  • CIPUTRA HANOI – YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2021 – Hanoi – 06 – 11 July – Cancelled
  • U19 Irish Open 2021 – Dublin – 03 – 05 September – Cancelled
  • Kathmandu International Series, Kathmandu – 06 – 12 September – Cancelled

 

– On 12 May 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Singapore Open 2021 – Singapore – 01 – 06 June 2021 – Cancelled

 

– On 7 May 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021 – Kuala Lumpur – 25 – 30 May 2021 – Postponed

 

– On 23 April 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • YONEX Latvia International 2021 – Jelgava – 26 – 29 August 2021
  • Lagos International Classics 2021 – Lagos – 03 – 06 November 2021
  • IV El Salvador International 2021 – San Salvador – 15 – 18 December 2021

 

– On 19 April 2021, Tournament Update – Linked here

  • YONEX-SUNRISE India Open – Delhi – 11-16 May 2021

 

– On 5 April 2021, Tournament Update on BWF Tour Super 100- Linked here

  • Russian Open 2021 – Vladivostok – 20 – 25 July 2021.
  • Indonesia Masters 2021 Super 100 – 5 – 10 October 2021

 

– On 3 April 2021, Para Badminton Tournament Update – Linked here

  • Irish Para Badminton International – Dublin – 21 – 27 June 2021 – Cancelled

 

– On 12 March 2021, BWF announced tournament Update 2021 – Two Cancellations / One Postponements – Linked here

  • US Open 2021 – California – 6-11 July 2021 – Cancelled
  • YONEX Canada Open 2021 – Calgary, 29 June to 4 July 2021 – Cancelled
  • Badminton Asia Individual Championships, 27 April to 02 May 2021 – Postponed

 

– On 8 March 2021, BWF announced tournament update – postponement (new dates) – Linked here

  • VICTOR Croatian International 2021 – Zagreb (was to be held 22-25 April) – new dates to be advised.
  • FZ FORZA Stockholm Junior 2021 – Täby – 10 – 12 September 2021

 

– On 4 March 2021, BWF announced tournament update – postponement (new dates) – Linked here

  • VICTOR Denmark Masters 2021 – Esbjerg – 5 to 8 August 2021
  • PROTERGIA Hellas International 2021 – Serres – 2 to 5 September 2021
  • Hellas Junior International 2021 – Serres – 6 to 9 September 2021
  • YONEX Belgian International 2021 – Leuven – 27 to 30 October 2021 – note that the prize money has been revised down from 25.000 USD to 15.000 USD.

 

– On 2 March 2021, BWF announced tournament update – cancellation – Linked here

  • B.A.B.B. German International 2021 – Bonn – 16 to 19 June 2021

 

– On 23 February 2021, BWF announced tournament update – postponement – Linked here

  • MONNIS Mongolia Junior International Series 2021 – Ulaanbaatar –  22 – 26 September 2021
  • MONNIS Mongolia International Challenge 2021 – Ulaanbaatar –  28 September – 02 October 2021

 

– On 17 February 2021, BWF announced tournament update – postponement – Linked here

  • 56 Portuguese International Championships 2021 – Caldas da Rainha – 06 – 09 May- New Dates
  • CIPUTRA HANOI – YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam Int. Challenge 2021 – 06 – 11 July- New Dates

 

– On 11 February 2021, BWF announced the cancellation of the YONEX German Open – Linked here

  • YONEX German Open 2021 – Mülheim an der Ruhr – 9-14 March 2021- Cancelled

 

– On 2 February 2021, BWF announced updates on Grade 3 / Junior Tournament – Linked here

  • YONEX Osaka International Challenge 2021 – 31 March – 04 April – Osaka – Cancelled
  • LI-NING Czech Open 2021 – new dates – 21 to 24 October 2021 (week 42) – Brno – Postponed

 

– On 22 January 2021, BWF announced updates on Grade 3 / Junior Tournaments 2021 – Linked here

  • DECATHLON PERFLY Italian Junior 2021 – Milano – 26 – 28 February 2021 – Cancelled
  • FZ FORZA Slovak Open 2021 – Trencin – 03 – 06 March 2021 – Cancelled
  • YONEX German Junior 2021 – Berlin – 10 – 14 March 2021 – Cancelled
  • XXI Giraldilla 2021 – La Habana, Cuba – 17 – 21 March 2021 – Cancelled

 

– On 7 January 2021, BWF announced updates on Grade 3/Junior tournament 2021 – Linked here

  • Austrian Open 2021 – Vienna – 24 – 27 February 2021 – Cancelled
  • Styrian International 2021 – 27-30 May 2021 – Graz – upgraded to International Series with USD 5000 prize money – new title – Austrian Open 2021 – Upgraded
  • YONEX Belgian International 2021 – Leuven – 7 – 10 April – Postponed
  • 11th MULTI ALARM Hungarian International Junior Championships 2021 – 27-30 May 2021 – New Dates

 

– On 23 December 2020, BWF announce four additional updates on 2021 Calendar – Linked here

  • Pan American Cup 2021 – 16 – 19 February 2021 (Week 7) – Cancelled
  • All Africa Mixed Team Champs 2021 – 26 – 29 APRIL 2021 (Week 17) – New Dates
  • All Africa Individual Champs 2021 – 30 APRIL – 02 MAY 2021 (Week 17) – New Dates
  • Spain Masters 2021 – 18 – 23 MAY 2021 (Week 20) – New Dates

 

– On 21 December 2020, BWF announced updates on Tournament Calendar 2021 –  Linked here

  • BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open 2021 (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300) – Postponed
  • CROWN GROUP Australia Open 2021(HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300) – Postponed
  • Korea Masters 2021 (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300) – Postponed
  • Lingshui China Masters 2021 (BWF Tour Super 100) – Cancelled
  • Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2021, (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300) – Cancelled

 

– On 8 December 2020, BWF announced updates on Grade 3 / Junior Tournament – Linked here

  • Danish Junior Cup 2020 – Gentofte – 18 – 20 December 2020
  • YONEX Estonian International 2021 – Tallinn – 14 – 17 January 2021 – Cancelled
  • 30th Iran Fajr Badminton International Challenge 2021– Shiraz – 03 – 07 Feb 2021 – Cancelled
  • YONEX Dutch Junior International 2021 – Haarlem – 03-07 March 2021 – Postponed
  • YONEX German Junior 2021 – Berlin – 10 – 14 March 2021 – Postponed

 

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Malaysia Open: ‘Brilliant to be Here’

A big turnout on Day 1 of the first Malaysia Open in three years left the returning athletes purring and craving for more.

Olympic champions Viktor Axelsen and Apriyani Rahayu, who both played at the last HSBC BWF World Tour event Axiata Arena hosted in 2020 – the Malaysia Masters – led the praises for the fans.

“It’s amazing to be back in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian fans. Great, great support. I’m so thankful and I cannot wait to get back on court,” said Axelsen after seeing off Brize Leverdez 22-20 21-7 in his opening match.

Rahayu, somewhat surprised by the attendance, said: “Bigger crowd than usual on a first day. Thank you for supporting all the players regardless of nationality. I can’t stress enough how pleased I am to see so many fans.”

Her partner Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti added: “Even though most of them are Malaysians, they still supported us Indonesian players.”

Axelsen entertaining autograph hunters at the end of his match.

Local star Lai Shevon Jemie admitted her “sadness” at progressing at the expense of training mates Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing but her mood quickly changed when the fans were mentioned during the post-match interview.

“We were extremely excited stepping onto the court,” said the 28-year-old who won 21-18 19-21 21-18 alongside partner Goh Soon Huat. “When we heard the crowd screaming and shouting, it hit us that ‘we are back home’ and all our fans were here.

“It was a pleasure playing in front of them. We thank everyone for their support.”

Goh and Lai were boosted by the strong support.

Carolina Marin, winner in 2015, also enjoyed the atmosphere at the tournament that has not been held since 2019.

“It’s always great to have the spectators in the stadium. I’ve really missed it,” said Marin, who is just returning to the circuit after a 10-month injury layoff.

“When you have this amazing crowd, with everyone shouting for you it’s something special, especially when I couldn’t play for a year. It’s brilliant to be here in Malaysia.”

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Get Ready ! – World Badminton Day / World Junior Championships Anti-Doping Education / Schedule A 2022

Here are three reminders for late June:

  1. Are you Ready? – World Badminton Day – 5 July 2022
  2. BWF World Junior Championships – Anti-Doping Education Plan
  3. Schedule A – have you completed this and sent to BWF?

  1. World Badminton Day – 5 July 2022

This is a friendly reminder that World Badminton Day is on 5 July (next week).

Many Member Associations have already planned and registered their World Badminton Day activities to promote the day and the sport nationally. We look forward to hearing about your activities to promote badminton. See the promotional video on BWF TV – click below.

World Badminton Day brings people and communities together to experience fun and inclusive badminton, through a variety of active, engaging, and innovative badminton events. These events will take place globally over the same period of time. While events may range in size, location, and focus; the common theme to celebrate and promote badminton will be shared by all.


  1. Anti-Doping Education – Get Ready for the World Junior Championships

Every individual player must complete some anti-doping education before they participate in the BWF World Junior Championships 2022 (teams and/or individuals) – see below for more information on this requirement. The deadline to report back to BWF is 7 October 2022.

The Championships:

  • Mixed Team Championships (Suhandinata Cup) 17 – 22 October 2022
  • Individual Championships (Eye-Level Cups)           24 – 30 October 2022

 

Under Clause 17.2 of the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations, the BWF has selected the BWF World Junior Championships 2022 as an event where players must complete anti-doping educational activities before they participate in the event in Spain.

This means that every player must complete an anti-doping education course before they arrive in Spain for the Championships. This is a mandatory requirement in order to compete at the BWF World Junior Championships 2022.

Please see our announcement on the 22 June (linked here) and the information on the BWF website (linked here).

Questions? Please contact Andy Hines-Randle, Head of Integrity [email protected]


  1. Schedule A

Please find attached the Schedule A Form for 2022. This needs to be completed and sent back to Patricia Wong [email protected]  no later than 30 September 2022.

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The BWF constitution requires that each Member must complete this and send back to the BWF no later than 30 September each year.

Clause 7.23 of the BWF constitution states the following:

Schedule A – means the form submitted to the Secretary General by Members annually which contains such information required for purposes of administration and publication including but not limited to the names, addresses and contact information of its principal officers, the number of member clubs / associations, the total number of registered players affiliated to the Member and a declaration that the provisions of Criteria for Membership (Clause 8) continue to be met.

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