Badminton

The first World University Badminton Championship was organised in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1990. Traditionally, all Asian countries have distinguished themselves in this discipline. Next to the WUC programme, Badminton also featured as an optional sport at the Summer Universiades in Asia (Bangkok & Shenzhen). However, in 2021 Badminton will become a compulsory sport at the Summer Universiade.

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EVENTS World University Championship

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2018

Kuala Lumpur (MAS)

15-21 October 2018

2016

Ramenskoe (RUS)

2014

 Córdoba (ESP)

2013

 Kazan (RUS), 6-17 July

2011

Shenzhen (CHN) 12-23 August

2010

Taipei City (TPE)

Badminton

 FISU Technical Delegates

Bastian KRUSE (GER)

Dong-Moon KIM (KOR)

International Federation

Badminton World Federation

FISU Regulations

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The History of Badminton in FISU

Since the first World University Badminton Championship organised in Cyprus in 1990 and during the four subsequent editions, all Asian countries have distinguished themselves in this discipline. Indeed, the representatives of China and Chinese Taipei took the lion’s share of the wins in singles matches, winning the gold medal nearly every time. This supremacy was seriously challenged in doubles, where European countries sometimes scrapped through. In general badminton is very popular within the student community. The 2004 World University Championship in Bangkok recorded 20 countries and 134 participants. When Thailand won the bid for the Summer Universiade and the World Student Games were attributed to Bangkok, badminton was proposed as an optional sport for the first time. This contributed to an increase in the level and number of participating countries: 33 countries and 159 athletes participated in the Summer Universiade. The large number of spectators during the finals and live TV coverage brought this nice and very dynamic sport to a higher level. For the second time in 2011, badminton was part of the programme of the Universiade held in Shenzhen, China, a country where badminton is a star sport. Finally, badminton was optionnal in Kazan 2013 and Gwangju 2015. Due to this huge success, badminton will become a compulsory sport at the Universiade from 2021. 
     

 Statistics WUC Badminton

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

1990

CYP

Nicosia

16

38

36

74

32

106

2

1992

SWE

Karlstad

23

44

38

82

37

119

3

1994

CZE

Prague

21

38

30

68

31

99

4

1996

FRA

Strasbourg

29

59

41

100

45

145

5

1998

TUR

Istanbul

22

46

39

85

42

127

6

2000

BUL

Sofia

14

32

31

63

23

86

7

2002

POL

Krakow

21

52

40

92

35

127

8

2004

THA

Bangkok

20

72

62

134

38

172

9

2006

CHN

Wuhan

16

57

54

111

43

154

10

2008

POR

Braga

22

87

75

162

71

233

11

2010

TPE

Taipei City

20

68

63

131

63

194

12

2012

KOR

Gwangju

18

70

57

127

46

173

13

2014

ESP

Córdoba

21

81

80

161

64

225

14

2016

RUS

Ramesnkoe

 16 68 64 132 46 178

15

2018

MAS

Kuala Lumpur

           

 

Statistics Badminton as an optional sport at the Summer Universiade

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

 24 2007 THA Bangkok            
 26 2011 CHN Shenzhen            
 27 2013 RUS Kazan            
 28 2015  KOR Gwangju            
29 2017 TPE Taipei City