The YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2023 (2023 All England Open), was held in Utilita Arena Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK), from March 14-19, 2023.
YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2023 is the 113th edition of the All England Open Badminton Championships, the world’s oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament.
- The tournament was organized by Badminton England and sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation(BWF).
- The 2023 All England Open was the 6th tournament of the 2023 BWF World Tour.
- The total prize money for the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships is USD 1,250,000.
i. Men’s Single Title:
Li Shi Feng, a 23-year-old, from China won the Men’s Singles title defeating Shi Yu Qi from China in the finals.
ii. Women’s Single Title:
South Korea’s An Se Young, 21-year-old, won the women’s singles title by beating Chen Yu Fei of China, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medallist.
- An Se Young became the 1st women’s singles player from South Korea since the legendary Bang soo-Hyun in 1996 to win the prestigious crown in Birmingham.
- An Se Young defeated Chen Yu Fei in 3 games in the final.
iii. Men’s Doubles Title:
Indonesian pair Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto won the Men’s doubles title defeating fellow Indonesians Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. It was their 1st YONEX All England title.
iv. Women’s Doubles Title:
Korean pair Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong won the women’s doubles title defeating compatriot Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee.
v. Mixed Doubles Title:
Chinese pair Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong bagged the Mixed Doubles title defeating South Korea’s Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yu Jung. It was their 2nd YONEX All England title. They won their 1st YONEX All England title in 2019.
Winners & Runner-Ups of the Tournament:
|Men’s Singles||Li Shi Feng (China)||Shi Yu Qi (China)|
|Women’s Singles||An Se Young (South Korea)||Chen Yu Fei (China)|
|Men’s Doubles||Fajar Alfian (Indonesia)||Mohammad Ahsan (Indonesia)|
|Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia)||Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)|
|Women’s Doubles||Kim So Yeong (South Korea)||Baek Ha Na (South Korea)|
|Kong Hee Yong (South Korea)||Lee So Hee (South Korea)|
|Mixed Doubles||Zheng Si Wei (China)||Seo Seung Jae (South Korea)|
|Huang Ya Qiong (China)||Chae Yu Jung (South Korea)|
About the All England Open Badminton Championships:
i. The world’s 1st open tournament was held in Guildford, UK, in 1898, which led to the development of this annual game. The 1st edition of the All England Open championships was held in 1899.
ii.The tournament was successfully held on 4th April 1899, but only the Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles divisions were first held. The next year(1900), Men’s and Women’s Singles were introduced.
iii. The Championships have only ever been postponed twice: from 1915 to 1919 during World War I (WW-I) and from 1940 to 1946 during World War II (WW-II).
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