India to take part in Sudirman Cup in 9-16 category which will kick off in Finland from September 26

National Coach P Gopichand said that we have strong players in all categories, as SAI general secretary said selection trials will happen in Hyderabad.

China being 11 time-champions have been delivering top performances followed by four-time champions South Korea and Indonesia held in the Sudirman Cup badminton mixed team championship which is going to kick off from 26th September to 3rd October at Vantaa, Finland. Team India alongside England, Russia and Egypt also have been placed in the 9 to 16 order bracket.

The action will finally be back in the badminton courts sooner than expected as Badminton Association of India general secretary Ajay Kumar Singhania and Dronacharya awardee and national coach P Gopichand are very happy with the decision taken place.


P Gopichand told on Wednesday “We’re just fine with seeding. It is good. Eventually, it’s just the seeding,” and later added by saying “We have strong players in all categories. And hopefully, we can do well.” Ajay Kumar Singhania also said that as the selection trials are held in 10 days in Hyderabad but it was later added by saying that the official statement “will be announced on Thursday after deliberating with state units and the dates for the national camp and other modalities will be decided after the trial.”

Indians made their debut in 2009, 20 years after the tournament began which was won by Indonesia in 1989. Eventually, the Indian team has also reached the quarterfinals once before losing to the eventual champions China in 2011.

India’s Tasnim Mir clinched the gold medal in the Bulgarian Junior Open Championship after defeating Mariia Golubeva of Russia 21-10, 21-12, which was done earlier this week. Tasnim Mir also won the bronze medal in Mixed Doubles as she partnered with Ayan Rashid by defeating Lev Barinov and Anastasiia Boiarun by  20-22, 10-21 respectively. No 2 Seeded Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy finished runners-up in Denmark Masters, as the Indian ladies lost against the top-seeded pair of Amalie Magelund and Freja Ravn of Denmark by 21-15, 19-21,14-21 respectively.