DUBAI: All England and Planet winner Carolina Marin right now pipped India ace Saina Nehwal to acquire the Woman Player of the Year award from BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer in Dubai last night.
Marin, who received five World Superseries titles, held off competition from China’s Zhao Yunlei, Saina and China’s Bao Yixin.
“I thought Zhao would acquire it simply because she’s experienced a excellent yr as nicely,” she said with a wide smile.
“I’m extremely pleased, since it really is affirming that you did one thing great during the 12 months.”
The BWF Participant of the Yr awards ended up presented at the Players’ Reception and Gala Meal, held in honour of the assembled gamers, sponsors, officials and other attendees to the Dubai Superseries Finals.
China’s Chen Lengthy retained the Male Player of the Calendar year award that he received final year. His youthful compatriot Zheng Si Wei was acknowledged as the Most Promising Player of the Year. Korea’s Lee Sam Seop and Norway’s Helle Sofie Sagoy gained the Para-Badminton Player of the Year awards in the male and feminine classes respectively.