Loh Kean Yew nominated for Badminton World Federation (BWF) 2022 Male Participant Of The 12 months

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The BWF Participant of the 12 months Awards 2022 Nominees had been introduced on Monday (Nov 28), and 2021 males’s singles world champion Loh Kean Yew is up for the Male Participant Of The 12 months Award.

The opposite two nominees on this class are Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia and Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen. Axelsen is at present ranked the highest male singles participant within the badminton world rankings, with Lee and Loh ranked second and third, respectively. The award ceremony will happen on Dec 5 on the BWF World Tour Finals 2022 Gala Dinner.

“Nominees had been chosen primarily based on performances within the 2021/2022 season from 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2022 and recognises achievements of our elite badminton and Para badminton gamers and pairs in eight classes,” BWF mentioned on its website.

Badminton Speak tweeted the names of the nominees, and likewise carried out an off-the-cuff ballot for Twitter customers to vote for whom they needed because the winner.

Loh, the primary Singaporean to be nominated for the award, re-tweeted it, jokingly including, “Nonetheless voting for myself right here it doesn’t matter what the end result.”

Axelsen, Loh’s pal and coaching accomplice, tweeted again “Sorry bro” with half a dozen crying emojis, because the ballot confirmed him within the lead with 59 per cent of the votes to Loh’s 24 per cent and Lee’s 17 per cent.

However Loh and Lee’s loyal followers have been voting since then and Axelsen’s lead has narrowed, though not by a lot.

Loh just lately reached profession highs not solely with rating third on this planet but in addition with profitable Sportsman of the 12 months on the Singapore Sports activities Awards on Nov 10 and being the primary Singaporean to qualify for the BWF World Tour Finals 2022 on Nov 16.

The ultimate event of this 12 months’s BWF World Tour was initially scheduled for Dec 14 to 18 in Guangzhou, China. Nonetheless, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was moved to Dec 7 to 11 and the brand new venue is Bangkok, Thailand. It is going to be hosted by the Badminton Affiliation of Thailand.

The full prize for the BWF World Tour Finals 2022 is a cool US$1,500,000 (S$2,000,000), with singles winners taking house US$120,000 (S$164,000).

The eight athletes vying for the lads’s singles are Axelsen; Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen, ranked second on this planet, India’s HS Prannoy, Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Japan’s Kodai Naraoka, Loh and China’s Lu Guangzu. /TISG

‘Woohooooooo’ Loh Kean Yew delighted to qualify for the BWF World Tour Finals 2022

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