2003 IBF World Championships
Tournament details
Dates28 July – 3 August
VenueNational Indoor Arena
LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom
2001 Seville 2005 Anaheim

The 2003 IBF World Championships (World Badminton Championships) were held in the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom, between 28 July and 3 August 2003. The championships had originally been planned to take place from 12 May-18 May, but were rescheduled following the international outbreak of SARS.[1]

This edition also rewarded the points for the players to collected for the qualification to 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Host city selection

International Badminton Federation decided to split the IBF World Championships and the Sudirman Cup as separate tournaments starting from 2003. Canada, China, England, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands were the countries interested in hosting the tournaments.[2] England later announced as host for the first standalone world championships.[3]


Medal table

  *   Host nation (England)

1 China33511
2 Denmark1023
3 South Korea1012
4 Indonesia0101
6 Japan0011
Totals (7 entries)551020


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles China Xia Xuanze Malaysia Wong Choong Hann South Korea Shon Seung-mo
China Bao Chunlai
Women's singles China Zhang Ning China Gong Ruina China Zhou Mi
Netherlands Mia Audina
Men's doubles Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
China Sang Yang
China Zheng Bo
China Fu Haifeng
China Cai Yun
Women's doubles China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
Japan Shizuka Yamamoto
Japan Seiko Yamada
Denmark Rikke Olsen
Denmark Ann-Lou Jørgensen
Mixed doubles South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
Denmark Rikke Olsen
China Chen Qiqiu
China Zhao Tingting


  1. ^ "Badminton worlds postponed". BBC. 30 April 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ "England to host badminton worlds". Berlingske. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Korn Dabbaransi new IBF President". BBC. 13 December 2000. Retrieved 12 April 2017.