Thursday, December 20, 2018
TEXT BY BWF STAFF
The countdown to the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019 in Basel, Switzerland, has begun.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the sport’s marquee tournament. The event has come a long way since its inception in Malmo, Sweden, in 1977, with the tournament having many guises.
It returns to Switzerland for the first time since 1995 when it was staged in Lausanne. Indonesia was the most successful nation on that occasion winning men’s singles and men’s doubles.
Basel is well-equipped to stage this year’s milestone edition having hosted the Swiss Open for 28 years.
Both the YONEX Swiss Open 2019 (12-17 March) and the TOTAL BWF World Championships will be held at the newly renovated St. Jakobshalle.
We pay homage to 25 golden years of the BWF World Championships with this trip down memory lane: