Badminton is extremely popular here in China, and the 23rd Chinese Badminton World Championships are scheduled to be held this November in the tropical island province of Hainan, Agile Gymnasium and Training Base of China National Badminton Team in Lingshui.
About 5,000 of the top professional and amateur players are expected to participate in the tournament,which will include six main categories of events: men's singles, women's singles, men's and women's doubles, mixed doubles, and combined age doubles.
Lingshui, which has built several sports stadiums and fields, continues to develop into a sporting center, and hopes to become a more and more popular destination for sporting events and enthusiasts. The area is also popular with tourists due to the pristine natural beauty of the Lingshui coastline and outlying islands.
by Nicki Johnson