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Australian Open stats: Countries that have dominated the prestigious event

The Australian Open badminton tournament is a reputed international competition that has undergone several transformations over the years. The event was elevated to a Grand Prix Gold level in 2011. From 2014 to 2017, it gained recognition as a Super Series event. Recently, from 2018 to 2022, it was classified as a Super 300 event within the BWF World Tour. Beginning in 2023, it has taken over the status of a Super 500 tournament.

The Australian Open 2023, which is formally termed the Sathio Group Australian Open 2023 for sponsorship reasons, wrapped up at the State Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia which took place from Aug 1 to Aug 6, 2023. The tournament had an impressive prize pool of US$420,000, with the winner earning $31,500 in singles and $33,180 in doubles events.

The 2023 edition of the Australian Open marked the nineteenth tournament in the BWF World Tour 2023 series. This historic event has been a part of the sports landscape since 1975 and has seen many top nations participating in the competition. It is organized by Badminton Australia and endorsed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Countries that have won the most medals in the badminton tournament

The host nation Australia has won the most number of titles in the competition, with an overall 45.5. The country has won 11 titles each in the women’s singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles events. Having won a total of 19 and 17.5 titles, China and Japan stand second and third respectively on the list. With the finals of the 2023 edition already held, let’s take a look at the countries which have performed exceptionally well and won titles in the tournament.

Countries that have dominated the Australian Open

PositionNationTotalMost titles
1Australia45.511 each (WS, MD, WD)
2China207 (MS)
3Japan17.57.5 (WD)
4Indonesia15.57 (MS)
5South Korea156 (MD)
6Hong Kong10.54 (MS)
7New Zealand9.53.5 (XD)
8Malaysia7.53 (MS, MD)
9Chinese Taipei32 (XD)
9England33 (MS)
9India32 (WS)
12Germany1.51 (WS)
13Denmark11 (MS)
13France11 (WS)
13Philippines11 (WD)
13Spain11 (WS)
13Thailand11 (XD)
13Vietnam11 (MS)
19Netherlands0.50.5 (XD)

(Note: Here, Most Titles refer to most titles won in an event. In the case of two shuttlers from two different nations representing an event, a total of 0.5 is added to each nation’s tally. MS – Men’s Singles, WS – Women’s Singles, MD – Men’s Doubles, WD – Women’s Doubles, XD – Mixed Doubles)

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