From August 22 to 28, Japan will host the Badminton World Federation BWF World Championships for the first time, and official betting partner M88 Mansion has been enlisted to assist with media operations.
More than 300 athletes from around 40 countries are expected to compete at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, making Japan only the fifth Asian country to host the event.
“As part of the M88 Mansion-BWF partnership, updates and highlights will be provided on the M88 Mansion-BWF website and social media accounts before, during, and after the event,” according to a BWF statement.
“A top BWF player will be featured and interviewed as well.”
The competition will feature five tournaments: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
The draw for all five took place recently in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Viktor Axelsen, the men’s singles number one and Tokyo 2020 gold medalist, could face fellow Dane Rasmus Genke in the quarter-finals, while Indonesians Jonatan Christie and Anthony Ginting are also in the top half of the bracket and could meet in the semi-finals.
In the women’s singles, defending champion Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and world number 14 Sayaka Takahashi of Japan could meet in the third round.
Another highlight is the potential final-four clash between South Korean An Se-young and Indian two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu.
Hoki Takur and Kobayashi Ygo of Japan are defending their men’s doubles title at home and face a series of relatively easy challenges in the early rounds.
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan of China have also avoided some difficult early match-ups as they enter the women’s doubles event as defending champions.
The BWF World Championships, first held in 1977, have been held annually since 2005, with the exception of summer Olympic years.
It was last held in Huelva, Spain, in 2021, with Jakarta, Indonesia, serving as the last Asian host in 2015.
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