Date, schedule, venue, rounds, players and more

After a successful stint at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where the Indian shuttler bagged as many as five medals, the focus now shifts to the World Championships, which begin on August 22nd. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) released the draws for the most prestigious badminton tournament on Wednesday and Indian shuttles are having a really tough time.

2019 world champion PV Sindhu, who is also the only gold medalist from India in 26 editions of the tournament, bowed out in the first round and is in the top half of the draw. Sindhu is expected to beat two Chinese – Han Yue and Wang Zhi Yi – in the second and third rounds before meeting her nemesis An Se Young of South Korea.

Meanwhile, men’s singles gold medalist and world No. 10 Lakshya Sen, who also won the bronze medal at the 2021 edition, meets Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark. Sen can then (if he manages to get past Vittinghus) in the previous quarter against his compatriot HS Prannoy, who has a strong opponent even in the second round with Kento Momota from Japan.

With the tournament scheduled to start in two weeks, here’s everything you need to know about it.

Tournament Details

date: 22.-28. Aug 2022

Venue: Tokyo, Japan

Round: Six (R64, R32, R16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals)

total entries: 271

player total: 385


1st Round – August 22nd, 23rd
2nd Round – August 24th
3rd Round – August 25th
Quarterfinals – August 26th
Semifinals – August 27th
Finals – August 28th

seeded entries

Men’s singles

1. Viktor Axelsen
2. Kento Momota
3. Anders Antonsen
4. Chou Tien Chen
5. Lee Zii Jia
6.Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
7. Jonathan Christie
8. Loh Kean Yew
9. Lakshya Sen
10. Ng Ka Long Angus
11. Rasmus Gemke
12. Kidambi Srikanth
13. Kanta Tsuneyama
14. Lee Cheuk Yiu
15. Wang Tzu Wei
16. Kunlawut Vitidsarn

Ladies Singles

1. Akane Yamaguchi
2. Tai Tzu Ying
3. A Se Young
4. Chen Yu Fei
5.Carolina Marin
6. Nozomi Okuhara
7. Pusarla V. Sindhu
8. Ratchanok Intanon
9. He Bing Jiao
10. Pornpawee Chochuwong
11. Wang Zhi Yi
12. Busanan Ongbamrungphan
13.Michelle Li
14. Sayaka Takahashi
15. Mia Blichfeldt
16. Beiwen Zhang


defending champion

Men’s Singles – Loh Kean Yew – Singapore
Women’s Singles – Akane Yamugachi – Japan
Men’s Doubles – Takuro Hoki, Ugo Kobayachi
Women’s doubles – Chen Qingchen, Jia Yifan
Mixed Doubles – Dechapol Puavaranukroh, Sapsiree Taerattanachai

Where to watch the 2022 BWF World Championship?

The tournament will be streamed live on Voot Select. Fans can also visit for the latest updates.

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