With a record number of medals won at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Indian athletes are hoping to continue their winning streak in 2023. Next year will be crucial for our athletes hoping to qualify for the Summer Games as qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics are already in full swing.
The 2023 sports calendar includes many important quadrennial events in addition to the annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments, Asian and World Championships for a variety of sports. The Asian Games, which were postponed from last year due to COVID-19, will now take place in Hangzhou, China in September, while the next FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 will take place in Odisha, China. India, in January.
Despite India’s absence from the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in New Zealand and Australia, Indian football fans will still have the World Cup to look forward to in July-August. However, the Indian men’s football team has earned a spot in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, which will be held in China from June 16 to July 16. The continental championship, however, could be moved to late 2023 or early 2024 if Qatar is chosen. as the site at the last minute in order to escape the hot summer months in the Gulf.
Badminton will be in the spotlight in 2023 thanks to India’s historic Thomas Cup triumph in 2022, with fans hoping the likes of PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth will win extra gold in prestigious tournaments around the world.
Indian track and field athletes have also performed well in 2022, and athletes like Neeraj Chopra, Avinash Sable and Eldhose Paul are looking forward to an even better year in 2023. Their main events will be the World Championships in Athletics in Budapest, Hungary, in August. . Here are some of the major sporting events that India is expecting in 2023.
January 13-29 Men’s Hockey World Cup
January 16-29 Australian Open
January 31-February 11 Khelo India Youth Games
March 15-31 Women’s World Boxing Championships
March 14-19 English Badminton Championships
March 28-April 2 Asian Wrestling Championships Wrestling
May 1-14 Men’s World Boxing Championships
May 3-13 Asian Weightlifting Championships
May 5 Doha Diamond League
May 22-28 World Table Tennis Championships
May 28 – June 11 French Open
July 3-13 Wimbledon Championships
20 July – 20 August FIFA Women’s World Cup
July 14-30 World Aquatic Championships Swimming
19-27 August World Athletics Championships Athletics
August 21-27 Badminton World Championships
August 28 – September 10 US Open
September 2-17 World Weightlifting Championships
September 3-10 World Rowing Championships
September 16-24 World Wrestling Championships
September 23 – October 8 Asian Games
December 13-17 World Tour Finals
TBD AFC Asian Cup
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