Australians head to Korea for the BWF World Senior Championships 2023

A contingent of Australians are heading to Jeonju, Korea to compete at the BWF World Senior Championships 2023 from September 11-18.

The biennial tournament has attracted 1300 players representing 40 different countries across various age groups 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ and 80+ with each category offering MS, WS, MD, WD, XD events.

The Australians will be led by veteran competitor Loke Poh Wong, who will be competing in his sixth WSC and aiming to add to his existing tally of one silver and three bronze medals within the Men’s Singles category.

“All the best and good luck to all of our Australian players that are heading to Jeonju,” Wong said.

“We have nine players in total ranging from 35+ to 75+ who are all eager to get onto the badminton court to compete.

“Above all we can’t wait to get over to Korea to catch up with old friends and have some fun.”

Australian Players:

Tai-Liang Ko (MS, MD 35+), Luke Chong (MS, MD, XD 35+), Rei Miyamoto (MS, MD 35+), Tomo Luthy (WS, WD, XD 35+), Ian Long (MS, MD 50+) Maryam Bader (WS, WD 50+), Loke Poh Wong (MS 60+), Shuen Joe (MS 65+), Anthony Lourdes (MS 75+).

Also on this year’s calendar are the Australian National Senior Championships 2023 that will be held at Ballarat’s Ken Kay badminton Stadium from November 11-12.

“For seniors who are keen to compete against their peers from the same age group I encourage you to enter and head to Ballarat in November,” Wong said.

Stay tuned to Badminton Australia’s social media channels for updates from Korea as well further information in the coming weeks on how to enter the Australian National Senior Championships 2023.

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