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BWF hosted a Gala dinner for the players last night. (Photo: BadmintonPhoto)
Winners announced in Dubai
Date: 12/12/2017 11:25 AM
Published by : BWF press release
The BWF Players of the Year were announced at last night’s Gala Dinner for the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

Please see the list of winners below:

MALE PARA-BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR (NOT PRESENT AT GALA DINNER)

KIM JUNGJUN (KOREA): WH 2 Men’s Singles (MS); Men’s Doubles (MD) and Mixed Doubles (XD)
Overall: 12 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Gold Medal: BWF Para-Badminton World Championships (MS & MD)
Winner: Spanish Para-Badminton International (MS, MD, XD); Thailand Para-Badminton International (MS, MD); Japan Para-Badminton International (MS, XD); USA Para-Badminton International (MS, MD, XD)

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FEMALE PARA-BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR


AMNOUY WETWITHAN (THAILAND): WH 2 Women’s Singles (WS); Women’s Doubles (WD); and Mixed Doubles (XD)
Overall: 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
Gold Medal: BWF Para-Badminton World Championships (XD)
Winner: Thailand Para-Badminton International (WS, WD); Ireland Para-Badminton International (WS, WD, XD); Japan Para-Badminton International (WD) 

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MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR (JOINTLY)

YUKI FUKUSHIMA/SAYAKA HIROTA (JAPAN): Women’s Doubles
Silver medal: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017
Winners – 1 Superseries: Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 
Semi-finals – 3 Superseries: Yonex-Sunrise India Open; Crown Group Australian Open; Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open
Winners – 1 Grand Prix Gold: Yonex German Open

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MOST PROMISING PLAYER OF THE YEAR (EDDY CHOONG AWARD)

CHEN YUFEI (CHINA): Women’s Singles
Silver Medal: TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017
Bronze Medal: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017
Semi-Finals – 2 Superseries: Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open, Danisa Denmark Open
Quarter-Finals – 4 Superseries: Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open, Crown Group Australian Open; Yonex French Open; Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open
Quarter-Finals: Badminton Asia Championships 2017

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FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR


CHEN QINGCHEN (CHINA): Women’s Doubles (WD), Mixed Doubles (XD)
Gold Medal: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 (WD)
Silver Medal: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 (XD)
Silver Medal: TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017
Winner – 5 Superseries: Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open (XD); BCA Indonesia Open (WD); Crown Group Australian Open (XD); Tahoe China Open (WD); Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open (WD)
Runner-up – 4 Superseries: Yonex-Sunrise India Open (XD); BCA Indonesia Open (XD); Danisa Denmark Open (XD), Yonex French Open (XD)


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MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (JOINTLY)

MARCUS FERNALDI GIDEON/KEVIN SANJAYA SUKAMULJO (INDONESIA): Men’s Doubles (MD)
Quarter-Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017
Winners – 6 Superseries: Yonex All England; Yonex-Sunrise India Open; Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open; Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open; Tahoe China Open; Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open
Runners-up - 2 Superseries: Victor Korea Open; Danisa Denmark Open
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