Every two years, the BWF World Senior Championships are contested. The BWF World Senior Championships 2017 were held in India from September 11 to September 17. In essence, this is a competition for senior players aged 35 and up that takes place every two years.
Introduce to The BWF World Senior Championships
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Senior Championships is a badminton tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The “World Senior Champions” will be crowned and gold medals will be handed to the winners. It does not, however, include any prize money. The event has been conducted every two years since 2003.
Individual events include men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles. The following are the age groups: +35, +40, +45, +50, +55, +60, +65, +70, and +75.
Individually, the World Senior Championships is a notable tournament for players. Each category’s winner receives a gold medal and is declared World Senior Champion in their respective age group.
The second-place finisher receives a silver medal, while the third-place finisher receives a bronze medal. Each of the five events in each age group allows member associations to enter up to four players/pairs.
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Who chooses the players for the 2017 BWF World Senior Championships?
In each of the five age categories, each badminton member association is entitled to submit up to four players/pairs.
Now that we’ve learned everything there is to know about the BWF World Senior Championships, it’s time to look at this year’s winners.
The 2017 BWF World Senior Championships – The Final Score
India won their most medals ever, with 21 total, including one gold, four silver, and sixteen bronze. Their gold medal came in the men’s doubles age +35 category, where KT Rupesh Kuma / Sanave Thomas defeated JBS Vidyadhar / V.Diju in an all-Indian final.
Thailand performed admirably in singles and doubles competitions for all age categories. The men’s doubles age groups with wins are +40, +45, and +55. Karoon Kasayapanan won gold in the men’s singles age category +50, while Pornroj Banditpisut won gold in the age group +55.
With Stanislav Pukhov and Olga Arkhangelsk, Russia won gold in both the men’s and women’s age +35 categories at the BWF World Senior Championships 2017. They not only won the singles +35 age group, but also the women’s and mixed doubles in the same age group, demonstrating their supremacy.
Meanwhile, Japan was among the medalists, with Hosemari Fujimoto winning gold in the men’s singles age +40 category.
England had a successful championship as well, with doubles proving to be their strong suit. Sue Sheen, on the other hand, came in second in the women’s singles age +55 category. Tracey Middleton / Joanne Muggeridge won gold in the women’s doubles age +45, mixed doubles age +45 (Nick Ponting / Julie Bradbury), and women’s doubles age +50 (Betty Blair / Debora Miller).
Germany has Claudia Vogelsang and Heidi Bender won gold in the women’s singles age classes +40 and +50.
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Frequently Asked Questions
#1. Where was BWF World Senior Championships 2017 held?
BWF World Senior Championships 2017 was held in Kochi city, India between September 11, 2017 – September 17, 2017.
The last time it was held was on November 28, 2023 – December 4, 2023, at Huelva which is a city in southwestern Spain.
It is expected that in 2023 the BWF World Senior Championships will be held in Seoul, Korea
#2. How long is the BWF World Senior Championships Organised?
First held in 2003, The BWF World Senior Championships was organized every two years.
#3. Who is in charge of organizing the BWF World Senior Championships?
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Senior Championships is a badminton tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
The Worldwide Olympic Committee recognizes the Badminton World Federation (BWF) as the international governing organization for the sport of badminton (IOC). BWF’s mission and goals include governing, promoting, developing, and popularizing badminton around the world, as well as organizing, conducting, and presenting international events at the highest level.
#4. What is the frequency with which the BWF world rankings are updated?
The BWF website publishes world rankings every Thursday, with the exception of the World Team Ranking, which is issued every three months.
These are the highlights from the BWF World Senior Championships 2017 in badminton for age groups +35-55. We wish all of the winners well and look forward to the next tournament.
On the BWF’s website, you can find out more about forthcoming competitions.