Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

News | BWF World Championships

Swiss Badminton recently hosted a unique media event in Engelberg during the YONEX Swiss Open 2019. This event marked the countdown to the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019 and BWF Para-Badminton World Championships, which will be held at St. Jakobshalle, Basel. Instead of Bollywood stars, the cameras focused on some of the best Indian and Swiss badminton players who showcased their skills in a thrilling match.

Mt. Titlis, famous as a production site for Bollywood films, attracts a significant number of Indian tourists each year. It was only fitting, then, that Indian badminton stars Parupalli Kashyap and Sai Praneeth B. teamed up with Swiss No.1 Sabrina Jaquet and Swiss Para badminton athlete Karin Suter-Erath for an exhibition match in the stunning Swiss Alps.

Parupalli, who recently married fellow shuttler Saina Nehwal, expressed his excitement about playing badminton in such a spectacular Bollywood venue. This event also marks the return of the World Championships to Switzerland for the first time since 1995, when it was held in Lausanne. It is also the first time that both the TOTAL BWF World Championships and BWF Para-Badminton World Championships will be held concurrently.

The upcoming tournaments provide a great opportunity to showcase the sport of badminton in Switzerland. Sabrina Jaquet, who holds 29 Swiss national titles and has won two international tournaments, expressed her anticipation for playing in front of her home crowd. Swiss Badminton President Robbert de Kock is delighted with the interest and attention these events have garnered, emphasizing the deserving stage they have been given.

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The St. Jakobshalle in Basel is expected to attract around 40,000 fans from around the world to witness more than 500 athletes from 50 nations compete. The tournament will take place from August 19-25. Charles Keller, President of Basel Badminton World Championships 2019, acknowledges the local organizing committee’s expertise and experience in making this event possible.

The YONEX Swiss Open also features many World Championships hopefuls, including recent All England victors Chen Yufei, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan, and Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan. Additionally, fans can look forward to watching two-time Olympic gold medallist Lin Dan and Rio 2016 Olympic champion Chen Long in action.

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  • Q: When and where will the TOTAL BWF World Championships and BWF Para-Badminton World Championships be held?

    • A: The tournaments will take place at St. Jakobshalle, Basel, from August 19-25.
  • Q: How many athletes and nations are expected to participate in the World Championships?

    • A: More than 500 athletes from 50 nations will compete in the championships.


The TOTAL BWF World Championships and BWF Para-Badminton World Championships promise to be a thrilling celebration of badminton in Switzerland. With the participation of top players from around the world, this is an event not to be missed. Stay updated with all the action and news by visiting Carnegiecentre.