2018 BWF World Badminton Championships is going to held in Nanjing, China between 30 July and 5 Aug. Formerly known as IBF World Championships, the BWF World Badminton Championships is one of the top class tournament in Badminton fraternity conducted by Badminton World Federation (BWF). Below are the list of TV channels broadcasting and live streaming 2018 BWF World Badminton Championships in United states , Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, Africa and other parts of world.
Badminton top seeds and rankings are being determined by this world championships and this is combined with the Summer Olympic Games to get the final results in the badminton rankings. It is a showcase of the very best in the sport and it determines who are the World Champions in each of the five disciplines, men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The winners will be crowned as the “World Champions” and awarded gold medals.
Currently the defending Champions are Viktor Axelsen in Men’s singles and Nozomi Okuhara in Women’s Singles at BWF World Badminton Championship. In the Doubles event, Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan will defend their title in Men’s category and Chen Quinchen and Jia Yifan will defend their title in Women’s category. In the Mixed Doubles event, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir will defend their title against a set of Chinese players who are currently ranked at number one and two in the BWF World Rankings.
What is the tournament schedule for the World Badminton Championships ?
World Championships will be starting with Preliminary Rounds on July 30, 31st and August 1st at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Sports Park Arena. The Quarter finals will be on 3rd August and Semifinals will be on 4th. The finals of Badminton World championship will be on August 5th. Below the full tournament schedule.
|JULY 30, 31, Aug 1||10:00 – 21:00||PRELIMINARY ROUNDS|
|3-Aug||11:00 – 16:00||QUARTER FINALS|
|18:00 – 23:00|
|4-Aug||11:00 – 16:00||SEMI FINALS|
|18:00 – 23:00|
|5-Aug||13:00 – 18:00||FINALS|
Complete list of TV channels broadcasting and live streaming 2018 BWF World Badminton Championships in China
In India and rest of Indian sub continents , Star sports will be broadcasting or live streaming the 2018 World badminton championships. Malaysia and Indonesia also the broadcasting are available in TV and also through Online channels.
In United states and Canada probably it will be at hotstar US or in Fox sports. Also world championship badminton would be available online in YouTube as per latest reports. However yet to confirm on the exact channels for the badminton live.
In online badminton can be watch live in YouTube. The badminton championships are probably available in YouTube at badmintonworld.tv channel.
In Europe and United Kingdom the world championships will be available at BBC. BBC and it’s co channels has the rights to telecast the Badminton event across Europe and some parts of Africa too.
In some countries the telecast will be available via using Kodi VPN and other VPN provider services.
Which are the previous venues for the Badminton World championships ?
Below are the list of all the host cities and countries hosted the Badminton World championships in the previous years. 1977 is the first time World championships Badminton has started and was hosted by Malmo in Sweden. 2018 world championships will be conducted in Nanjing, China and in 2019 it will be at Basel in Switzerland.
Which players has the best chances of winning 2018 BWF world badminton championships ? Who are the top seeds Men and women at World Badminton championships ?
In Men’s singles, currently Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen ranked number 1 in the world followed by Lee Chong Wei in the second position. One of tournament favorite India’s Kidambi Srikanth is in the 5th rank for the world championships. Based on current form best chance of winning the Men’s singles at World Badminton championships is Axlesen or Srikanth. But India’s Pranoy also has a decent run in the previous tournaments, who can be the Black horse.
In women’s singles it is more tougher competition and TAI Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei holds the number 1 ranking in the world championship. She will be having tight fight with India’s P V Sindhu who is the 3rd seed at the world championship. Olympic gold medal winner Spain’s Carolina Marin and India’s Saina Nehwal are also tournament favorites to win for Women’s singles. They are currently seeded 8 and 10 in the championship.
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