BWF Award nomination for Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
Fila photo by Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty© AFP
Indian badminton stars Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were on Tuesday nominated for the Player Year of the Award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The men’s doubles pair of Satwik and Chirag have won several tournaments in recent times, including a historic gold medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. It was the latest triumph in Satwik and Chirag’s long string of achievements, which includes the 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medal, the 2022 Thomas Cup title and the 2022 World Championships bronze.
In addition, they have won prestigious tournaments such as the Asia Championships, Indonesia Super 1000, Korea Super 500 and Swiss Open Super 300 – all in one remarkable year.
The season’s most outstanding athletes will be honored at the prestigious BWF Player of the Year Awards in Hangzhou on 11 December. The award ceremony will be held during the annual BWF World Tour Finals gala dinner.
There are eight award categories, including three for para badminton. The nominees were ratified by the BWF Council and selected based on performance from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023.
An outright Eddy Choong Most Promising Player winner will be announced on the night.
The BWF World Tour Finals will be played at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium from the 13th-17th. December.
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