Korea Open 2022: All you need to know, Schedule, Indian Squad, Where to Watch, Live Stream
The badminton action shifts to Asia with the Korea Open 2022 set to begin on 5th April as Indian shuttlers gear up to continue their medal-winning spree this season. All details here.
Badminton action swings back to Asia after a month-long European tour as the Korea Open 2022 is set to begin on April 5th at Suncheon. The BWF Super 500 event will feature top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy, the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, among others, as they vie to keep the good streak of wins going for Indian badminton.
Being held after 2 years, the Korea Open Super 500 will be a happy hunting ground for the Indian shuttlers who had a brilliant outing in Europe, finishing with medals from every tournament they participated (German Open, All England, Swiss Open, Polish Open, Orleans Masters) in. The 2022 badminton season has been extremely fruitful for Indian badminton stars, especially with Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag, and HS Prannoy doing consistently well.
To make things more comfortable, Indians have also been handed an easy draw. Fresh from her Swiss Open win, Sindhu will enter the Korea Open as the third seed while Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen have been drawn as the fifth and sixth seeds, respectively. On the other hand, Satwik-Chirag are the third seeds at the Super 500 tournament and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy are the fourth seeds.
Here's all you need to know about the Korea Open 2022:
Tournament: KOREA OPEN BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
Dates: 5th -10th April 2022
Venue: Palma Stadium
City: Suncheon, Korea
Category: BWF World Tour Super 500
Prize Money: USD 360,000
Indian squad for Korea Open 2022:
Men's Singles: Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Sourabh Verma, Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy, Kiran George
Women's Singles: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Malvika Bansod, Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli
Men's Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, MR Arjun-Dhruv Kapila, B. Sumeeth Reddy-Navaneeth Bokka, Krishna Prasad Garaga-Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala
Women's Doubles: Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy, Palak Arora-Unnati Hooda
Mixed Doubles: Ashwini Ponnappa-B. Sumeeth Reddy
Where to watch Korea Open 2022?
Indian badminton fans can now enjoy their favourite sport live on TV networks, as the Korea Open 2022 will also be telecasted on VH1, MTV and History TV18. The telecast should take place from the quarterfinal stages.