BWF Sudirman Cup 2023 Finals – What you need to know

BWF Sudirman Cup 2023 Finals – What you need to know about the history of the tournament which is taking place in Suzhou, China, from 14-21 May 2023.

The tournament history

The badminton mixed-team tournament, which is contested by member countries of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has been held every two years since the inaugural tournament in 1989.

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Starting from 2003, the venue was split as the BWF decide that competition would not use the same place with the World Championship, while the two tournaments used to share the venue.

The origin

The cup is named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI).

The Format

Originally, there are five matches in every Cup tie which consists of men and women’s singles, men and women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

in 2021 a new format will be used, 16 teams will be contested, which qualified from Continental mixed team championship and mixed team ranking. As usual the competition starts with a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Sudirman Cup 2023 Finals

There is no prize money in the competition; players play for their respective countries and to earn World Ranking points and national prestige.

Reigning champions and record holders

China, the host of this year tournament, is the current champion and also the record holders of 12 victories in its history.

China is followed by by Korea (4 victories) and Indonesia (1 victory). The tournament has never been won by a non-Asian country, Denmark is the only European country that came close to winning it, in 1999 and 2011.

Indonesia initially won the tournament in 1989.

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