Smashing Stats: YONEX All England Open 2022

Here are some fascinating facts about badminton’s oldest and most prestigious competition for you to know.


  • Inaugural edition in 1899 only consisted doubles events; singles were introduced a year later.
  • Has been played at eight venues, with the longest run being at the Wembley Arena (1957-1993)
  • Sir George Thomas is the most successful athlete with 21 championships.
  • Record for consecutive titles belongs to Indonesian men’s singles great Rudy Hartono – seven (1968-1974).
  • No athlete has more singles crowns than American Judy Devlin. Ten is her magic number.
  • With 189.5 titles across five categories, England sit atop the performance table.


Standout Stat: In 16 subsequent tournaments since Robertson/Emms’ triumph, only pairs from China, Japan and Indonesia have aced the discipline.

China’s most recent winners in the event – Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong – in 2019.

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