India's Ayush Shetty wins bronze medal at BWF World Junior Championships 2023

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India's Ayush Shetty won a bronze medal at the BWF World Junior Championships held in Spokane, USA.

An Overview of the News

  • The 23rd edition of the BWF World Junior Championships was held from September 25 to October 8, 2023, in Spokane, United States of America (USA).

  • Indonesia's Alvi Farhan won the BWF World Junior Championships gold medal.

  • Ayush Shetty won the bronze medal in the competition, losing to Alvi Farhan.

  • Another semi-finalist, France's Alex Lanier, also won a bronze medal.

  • India has won 11 medals at the BWF World Junior Championships since 1992, including 1 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals.

  • Saina Nehwal's gold medal win in 2008 remains India's best achievement at the BWF World Junior Championships, and she also earned a silver medal in 2006. At the 2022 Championships in Spain, India's Shankar Muthusamy Subramanian won the silver medal.

BWF World Junior Championships:

  • The World Junior Badminton Championships, also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships, is an event organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to determine the top junior badminton players worldwide.

  • This championship consists of two separate competitions: first, the mixed team championship known as the Suhandinata Cup, and later, the individual championship, known as the I Level Cup.

  • The predecessor of this prestigious competition was the Bimantara World Junior Invitational, which took place in Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.

  • In 1992, the International Badminton Federation, the former name of the Badminton World Federation, held the inaugural IBF World Junior Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • In a significant development, the BWF decided to change the championship from a biennial event to an annual event, starting from the 2007 edition.

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