World Badminton Championships: Indian Record in All Editions

Indians have participated in all the 23 editions of World Badminton Championships, starting from 1973 till the end of 2017 Glasgow Championship. 62 teams participating in three Doubles event have earned 1 Bronze medal while 44 individuals in Men’s and Singles have earned 2 Silver medals and 4 Bronze medals. After Prakash Padukone’s Bronze in 1983, Indians had to wait till 2011 another medal. Indians earned some respect in doubles when Jwala Gutta won the only Bronze of any doubles event with Ashwini Ponnappa. Even in Mixed Doubles, she with V Diju reached the best of Indian Mixed Doubles team, making to quarterfinals twice. Round 3 has been the best for Men’s Doubles. Check India’s complete history at 23 editions of World Badminton Championships.

Indians in World Badminton Championships: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles Teams, Women’s Doubles Team, Men’s Doubles Team
Medal Winners from India

Indians have won 7 medals in 3 events. In Mixed Doubles, their best performances have been reaching two quarterfinals. But, Men’s Doubles have been the most disappointing where they have never crossed beyond Round 3 in 22 editions where they participated.

Event Editions Players/Teams Best Most Appearance
Men’s Singles 23 26 Bronze 5 Prakash Padukone, Pullela Gopichand
Women’s Singles 22 18 3 Silver, 2 Bronze 9 Saina Nehwal
Women’s Doubles 19 23 1 Bronze 4 Jwala Gutta / Ashwini Ponnappa
Mixed Doubles 15 17 QF 4 (Jwala Gutta / V Diju, Arun Vishnu / Aparna Balan)
Men’s Doubles 22 18 Round 3 6 Rupesh Kumar / Thomas Sanave

Saina and Sindhu win medals at 2017 Glasgow Championship
Saina and Sindhu win medals at 2017 Glasgow Championship

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have been pioneer in India’s continuous rise of medals at World Championship. In Doubles, it was all due to Jwala Gutta where Indians won the only medal in Women’s Doubles and reached closer to a medal in Mixed Doubles.

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