HS Prannoy won a bronze medal in men's singles at the BWF World Badminton Championships 2023

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Indian badminton player HS Prannoy won the bronze medal in the men's singles category at the BWF World Badminton Championships 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • HS Prannoy achieved the feat by winning his semi-final match against Thailand's Kunlavut Witidsarn in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • World number nine HS Prannoy lost the match to world number three Kunlavut Witidsarn by 21-18, 13-21, 14-21.

  • The match lasted for one hour and 16 minutes at the Royal Arena.

  • HS Prannoy became the fifth Indian men's singles player to win a medal at the BWF World Badminton Championships.

  • Kidambi Srikanth is the only Indian to reach the men's singles final (in 2021) of the same event.

  • The 28th edition of BWF World Badminton Championships 2023, sponsored by TotalEnergies, was held at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark from 21st to 27th August.

  • Copenhagen has been chosen as the host for the BWF World Championships for the fifth time.

About BWF World Championships

  • It was formerly known as the IBF World Championships and is also known as the World Badminton Championships.

  • It is a prestigious badminton tournament officially sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

  • The inaugural tournament took place in 1977 and followed a triennial (once every three years) schedule until 1983.

  • The early years faced challenges as the World Badminton Federation (later merged with the IBF to form the Unified Badminton Federation) organized a similar tournament a year after the IBF World Championships, sharing similar objectives.

  • From 1985 onwards, the championship adopted a biennial pattern, taking place every two years until 2005.

  • From 2006 onwards, the tournament turned into an annual event on the BWF calendar.

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