Fans seeking to watch the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2023 live in Copenhagen can celebrate soon with Early Bird tickets going on sale from 18-23 October during the Denmark Open 2022 presented by VICTOR.
Regular ticket sales commence 1 November 2022 at 12pm CET.
Copenhagen has a special association with the World Championships. This is the fifth time that the Danish capital will be hosting the event.
As one might expect, there is no better-informed badminton audience than in Denmark, as they combine their appreciation of history with their day-to-day involvement in their local badminton clubs, which are an essential part of Danish community life.
A Badminton Powerhouse
For a country of the size and population of Denmark, the Scandinavian country punches above its weight in badminton. The Danes are third overall among the successful teams at the World Championships, having won nearly a dozen gold medals. With three gold medals at the inaugural edition, they were off to a great start, and they did maintain their edge over the decades.
At the third edition, which was held in Copenhagen, men’s doubles duo Steen Fladberg/Jesper Helledie achieved the memorable feat of winning the gold on their home turf. Other Danish winners over the years were Thomas Lund (1993 & 1995)/Marlene Thomsen (1995), Peter Rasmussen (1997), Camilla Martin (1999), Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen (2003), Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (2009), and Viktor Axelsen (2017 & 2022). Of them, Camilla Martin matched Fladberg/Helledie’s feat of winning the gold at home.
Man of the Moment
Of particular interest to Danish fans in Copenhagen 2023 will be the presence of Viktor Axelsen, the most dominant player over the last two years. The tall Dane will be gunning for his third world title. The last time the World Championships were held in Denmark – in 2014 – Axelsen had won a bronze.
Then there are other home-grown players who will look to peak in Copenhagen, such as Anders Antonsen, Rasmus Gemke, Mia Blichfeldt, Line Christophersen, Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen, Sara Thygesen/Maiken Fruergaard and Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Boje.
For fans from overseas, the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2023 will be a lavish spread of great badminton. Besides the action, of course, fans can delight in the tourist attractions of Denmark.
A Crucial Year
The World Championships 2023 is poised at a crucial juncture for those aiming to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. With a year to go for Paris 2024, the contenders will be looking not just for a morale-boosting performance in Copenhagen, but vital ranking points. Copenhagen 2023 is set to be the highlight of the season!
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