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Glasgow 2017 BWF World Championships - TV Schedule & Predictions

This page has TV schedule and predictions for the 2017 BWF World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. This is the second most important badminton competition after the Olympics. The 2017 BWF World Championships are scheduled for August 21 through 27.

TV Schedule
*Subject to change, error

Web: BadmintonWorld.tv (August 21-27) | Time: TBD
Outside of US/UK: Olympic Channel (August 25-28)
United Kingdom: BBC.com/sport (August 21-27) | Time: TBD

Preliminaries| August 21-23
UK time (BT): 11 AM - 8:30 PM
US time (ET): 6 AM - 3:30 PM
Canada time (ET): 6 AM - 3:30 PM

Round of 16 | August 24
UK time (BT): 11 AM - 9 PM
US time (ET): 6 AM - 4 PM
Canada time (ET): 6 AM - 4 PM

Quarterfinals - August 25
UK time (BT): 10 AM & 5 PM
US time (ET): 5 AM & 12 PM
Canada time (ET): 5 AM & 12 PM

Semifinals - August 26
UK time (BT): 10 AM & 5 PM
US time (ET): 5 AM & 12 PM
Canada time (ET): 5 AM & 12 PM

Championship - August 27
UK time (BT): 1 PM - 6 PM
US time (ET): 8 AM - 1 PM
Canada time (ET): 8 AM - 1 PM

Trends / Predictions

Chinese male shuttlers have won ten of the last twelve badminton world championships. The other two titles were won by Taufik Hidayat and Hendrawan--both of which were from Indonesia. The Chinese monopoly is in jeopardy of being broken again this year with their top stars, Lin Dan and Chen Long, not being as dominant as in past years. The defending champion needed a special invitation from BWF to participate, while Lin Dan has appeared beatable at times this year. Looking at the draw, Lee Chong Wei faces the toughest path with two Chinese players (including Olympic champion Chen Long) in his section as well as rising stars Viktor Axelsen and Chou Tien-chen in his half. In Lin Dan's half, the most dangerous player is Srikanth Kidambi who won two Super Series titles this year including an emphatic win over Chen Long. The Indian star has the power and athleticism needed to beat top Chinese players.

Predicted men's winner: Srikanth Kidambi

The women's draw is as open as we have seen in recent years. Defending champion Carolina Marin is obviously the top favorite, but there are at least seven other players with a chance of winning the gold medal. The Japanese duo of Akane Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara is always a potent threat; Yamaguchi is actually the no. 1 seed here after Tai Tzu-ying opted out. Chinese shuttlers are always dangerous, especially at the world championships. Former world champion Ratchanok Intanon is looking to add another world title to her stellar resume. It will be an exciting tournament with lots of close and emotional matches. Looking at the draw, Okuhara and Marin have the easiest paths to the final. There are only one Chinese player and no other world champion in this half. I think it will come down to the match between Okuhara and Marin in the quarterfinals.

Predicted women's winner: Nozomi Okuhara

Other winner's predictions

Men's Doubles: Li Junhui / Liu Yuchen
Women's Doubles: Misaki Matsutomo / Ayaka Takahashi
Mixed Doubles: Tontowi Ahmad / Lilyana Natsir

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