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 Utilita Arena Birmingham in 2022.
ROLL OF HONOUR
In women’s singles, AN SE YOUNG became the first Korean to win a singles title at the YONEX All England since 1996 with a pulsating final victory over Olympic champion Chen Yufei.
MUHAMMAD RIAN ARDIANTO/FAJAR ALFIAN ensured the men’s doubles crown stays with Indonesia after beating team-mates Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan in the final. They are the fourth different All England men’s doubles champions from Indonesia in the space of six years.
Olympic bronze medallists KIM SO YEONG/KONG HEE YONG won their all-Korean battle with Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee in the shortest women’s doubles final in eight years.
China’s ZHENG SI WEI and HUANG YA QIONG regained the title they won in 2019, the world champions proving their inimitable class against Korea’s Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yu Jung.
And there was another Chinese triumph as LI SHI FENG recovered from a late-night semi-final thriller to outlast team-mate and 2018 winner Shi Yu Qi.