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Thai shuttler Kunlavut Vitidsarn wins India Open Badminton title

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India Open Badminton Championship 2023

Shuttler Kunlavut Vitidsarn from Thailand won the India Open Badminton Championship 2023 by defeating Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen in the men’s singles by 22-20, 10-21 and 21-12. In the Women’s Singles category, An Seyoung of South Korea won the title by defeating Japanese Akane Yamaguchi by 15-21, 21-16, and 21-12.

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The Championship, officially named ‘Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2023′ was held at KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, Delhi from January 17 – 22, 2023. It was the second tournament of the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750. The tounament was organised by Badminton Association of India (BAI) with sanction from the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The total prize money for the championship was USD 900,000.

Table showing Winners in all categories:

Category  Winner  Runner-Up
Men’s Singles Kunlavut Vitidsarn(Thailand) Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
Women’s Singles An Seyoung (South Korea) Akane Yamaguchi
(Japan)
Men’s Doubles Liang Wei Keng & Wang
Chang (China)
Aaron Chia &
Soh Wooi Yik
(Malaysia)
Women’s Doubles  Nami Matsuyama &
Chiharu Shida (Japan)
Chen Qing Chen & Jia Yi
Fan (China)
Mixed Doubles Yuta Watanabe &
Arisa Higashino
(Japan)
Wang Yi Lyu & Huang
Dong Ping (China)

Important Points:

  • The India Open is an annual badminton event which has been held in India since 2008.
  • India Open was upgraded to a BWF World Tour Super 750 event, w.e.f. 2023.
  • Earlier, it was categorized as one of the seven BWF World Tour Super 500 events as per new BWF events structure from 2018.
  • The next event, ‘Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2023’ will be held from January 24-29, 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia with prize money of USD 420,000.

 

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