Badminton Asia Championships 2022: Preview, schedule, Where to watch: If you are a true fan of sports and always keenly waiting to watch sports events then this news is particularly for you. The biggest badminton event in Asia is all ready for Tuesday, 26th April 2022 to Sunday, 1st May 2022 in Manila. The best badminton players in Asia will cover the Flipino capital of Manila for the Asia Championships 2022. The premier event in the region makes its come back after 2-year hiatus because of the global pandemic and will watch Japan’s Momota Kento bid for his 3rd consecutive title.
Badminton Asia Championships 2022
Reigning world women’s champion Yamaguchi Akane will also be in action along with Tokyo 2020 bronze medallists PV Sindhu, Soh Wooi Yik, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, and Aaron Chia. With the talented players keen to claim themselves and clinch the coveted Asian title, keep on reading to know about some of the players to watch out for and the tournament planning.
What To Watch For Momota Focusing For A Hat-Trick Of Titles
The interesting storylines for each of the 5 disciplines are all interesting in their own way. Momota is the top speed for the singles of the men, but his form is in question after many erratic performances directing to early tournament exits including a 1st round conquer at March’s German Open to compatriot Nishimoto Kenta. The 27-years-old will require to come back to something like his best if he is to obtain a hat-trick of titles.
There are many in the wings waiting to dethrone Momota including Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Ginting, seeded 2nd, and Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia who became an independent player earlier this year. Indian youngster Lakshya Sen and prevailing world champion Loh Kean Yew are also in with a chance of the title should they play to their potential. From the 1st round eviction to the world title, how Loh Kean Yew reinvented himself.
Schedule: Manila set to host Asia Championship 2022, Tuesday, 26 April -Sunday, 1 May
For the 3rd time since the inception of the event in the year 1962, Manila will play host to the Asia Championships has also hosted in the years 1969 and 2001. The Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Manila is ready to welcome the best players from Asia with the competition getting underway on Tuesday 26th April 2022 with the finals scheduled for Sunday (1st May 2022). All times are local Philippine Time (PHT) which is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
- Tuesday, 26th April 2022- 09:00- Qualification & Preliminaries
- Wednesday 27th April 2022-09:00- Preliminaries
- Thursday 28 April 2022– 09:00 – Round of 16
- Friday 29 April 2022-16:00 – Quarter-finals
- Saturday 30 April 2022-13:00 – Semi-finals
- Sunday 1 May 2022-13:00 – Finals