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YOUR 2023 YONEX ALL ENGLAND CHAMPIONS!
A year of shocks, upsets and high drama, the 2023 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships was one for the history books. 113th edition of the world's oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament delivered five new sets of champions, with no players able to retain the titles they won at ...
Li Shi Feng emulates hero Lin Dan by winning YONEX All England
Li Shi Feng was crowned YONEX All England champion seven years after his hero Lin Dan last graced the top of the podium. The 23-year-old from Nanchang has been playing like a man possessed all week here at the Utilita Arena Birmingham, heading off Anders Antonsen's incredible comeback and downing ...
The Daddies’ advice to Alfian/Ardianto? “Never be satisfied”
Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto's first YONEX All England title was tinged with mixed emotions. It was a career highlight day for the world No.1 pair to cap an annus mirabilis on the BWF World Tour, that has seen them reach ten finals and now six victories. But it ...
ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The All England Open Badminton Championships, or simply All England, is the world’s oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament.
Played annually, it developed after the success of the world’s first open tournament held in Guildford in 1898. The tournament was successfully organised in April 4, 1899, however only three categories (Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles) were originally staged. Both Men’s and Women’s Singles were added the following year.
The first two tournaments were named “Badminton Association Tournament” and it was eventually considered (especially after the first Thomas Cup series in 1949) the unofficial World Badminton Championships until 1977 when the International Badminton Federation launched its official championships. The Championships have only ever been halted twice: during World War I from 1915 to 1919 and World War II from 1940 to 1946.