Sports Calendar: May 2023

An exciting month of Sports action awaits us in May!

Here are all the Sports events to look forward to..


IPL Final is scheduled to take place on 28th May.


The 2024 Paris Olympics qualification period kicks-off on 1st May 2023.

You can look at Badminton Qualification system here.

Here are events scheduled in May.

2023 Sudirman Cup: 14-21 May. It will take place inSuzhou, China.

India is placed in Group C along with Chinese Taipei, Australia and Malaysia.

Post Sudirman Cup, BWF World Tour will move to Asia.

Malaysia Masters (BWF 500): 23-28 May

Thailand Open (BWF 500): 30 May-4 June

Table Tennis

2023 Table Tennis World Championship takes place in South Africa between 20-28 May. Here is Indian squad for the Championship.

Men’s Singles: Sathiyan, Sharath, Manush, and Harmeet
Men’s Doubles: Sathiyan/Sharath; Manush/Harmeet
Women’s Singles: Manika, Sreeja, Sutirtha and Reeth
Women’s Doubles: Manika/Archana Kamath; Sreeja/Diya
Mixed Doubles: Sathiyan/Manika; Manav/Archana


2023 Men’s World Boxing Championship takes place in Tashkent between 1-14 May.


The 2nd Grand Slam of the year, French Open, starts on 28th May.

In the run-up to the French Open, 3 tournaments are scheduled on ATP tour. Indian Men’s Doubles pairs will be in action.

Italian Open (ATP 1000 Maters): 8-15 May

Geneva Open (ATP 250): 21-27 May

Lyon Open (ATP 250): 21-27 May


2023 Asian Weightlifting Championship is scheduled to take place between 3-13 May in Korea. This is a Paris 2024 qualification event and results will be taken into account for qualification ranking.


2023 World Judo Championships will take place in Doha between 7-14 May. 3 Indian Judokas will take part.

Arun Kumar (Men’s 73 kg), Tulika Maan (Women’s +78 kg), Avtar Singh (Men’s 100 kg)


2023 World Taekwondo Championships will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan between 29 May to 6 June.


203 ISA World Surfing Games will take place in El Salvador between 30 May-7 June. This is a Paris 2024 qualification event. India will be represented by 4 surfers: Ajeesh Ali, Sanjay Selvamani, Sivaraj Babu and Ramesh Budihal


PGA Championship (2nd Golf Major of the year): 18-21 May


The 2023 Diamond League kicks-off in May.

5th May – Doha Diamond League

28th May – Morocco Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra, last year’s DIamond League winner in Javelin Throw, will kick start his season in Doha.


The 2nd Archery World Cup of the year will take place in Shanghai between 16-21 May.


2 World Cups are scheduled to take place in May.

Baku Pistol/Rifle World Cup: 10-15 May

Almaty Shotgun World Cup: 20-29 May


C.A. Bhavani Devi will be in action at Georgia Sabre World Cup on 12-13 May.


Indian Men’s team will travel to England for FIH Pro League matches.

26 May: Belgium v India

27 May: Great Britian v India


Group C Eventing Olympic Qualifier will take place in Poland between 18-21 May. Fouaad Mirza will try to qualify for the Olympic Games in this event.

Wishing all the Indian athletes best of luck!

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