China’s Chen Long and World No.1 and 2015 All England and World champion Carolina Marin bestowed with the BWF Player of the Year award from BWF President Poul-Erik Hoyer in Dubai.
- The BWF Player of the Year awards were given at the Player’s Reception and Gala Dinner, held in honour of the assembled players, sponsors, officials and other guests to the Dubai Superseries Finals.
- World Junior Champion in Mixed Doubles and Men’s Doubles Zheng Si Wei grabbed the Most Promising Player of the Year.
- Norway’s Helle Sofie Sagoy won the Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year.
- Korea’s Lee Sam Seop was named Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year.
About Carolina Marin
1993 born Carolina Maria Marin Martin is a badminton player from Spain who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015. She became world champion in women’s singles in 2014 and 2015.
2015 wins: All England, 2015 Malaysia Open and BWF World Championships
- In 2009, she became the first Spanish badminton player to win a silver medal at the 2009 European Junior Badminton Championships.
- She also became the first Spanish badminton player to win gold medal at the 2009 European U17 Badminton Championships.
- She was the first Spanish badminton player to win a Grand Prix Gold title after winning the 2013 London Grand Prix Gold.
About Chen Long
1989 born Chen Long is a badminton player from China who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by Badminton World Federation Men’s Singles 2015.
2015 wins: All England, 2015 Malaysia Super Series Premier, 2015 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold, 2015 Korea Open Super Series
- He is an Olympic Bronze medalist, two-time World Champion and two-time All-England champion.
- In 2007 he emerged as a world junior champion in BWF World Junior Championships in both the boys’ singles and team event.