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HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2022: Viktor Axelsen, Akane Yamaguchi win Singles Titles

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Badminton World Tour Finals Axelsen, Yamaguchi win singles titlesViktor Axelsen of Denmark won the Men’s Singles title defeating Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia at the HSBC Badminton World Federation(BWF) World Tour Finals 2022 held at Nimibutr Arena in Bangkok, Thailand from December 7-11, 2022.

  • Akane Yamaguchi of Japan won the Women’s Singles by defeating Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei by 21-18, 22-20 in the final.
  • With this singles title, Akane Yamaguchi became the first women’s singles player since Ye Zhaoying in 1997 to claim the All-England Open, World Championships and end-of-season finals all in the same year.

About HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2022: 

BWF World Tour Finals involves top eight players/pairs across the five events of men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

i.HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2022 was the final tournament of the 2022 BWF World Tour, the 5th edition of the season of the BWF World Tour of badminton. 

ii.The event was hosted by the Badminton Association of Thailand. 

iii.The event had a total prize of USD 1,500,000, the biggest among all 2022 BWF World Tour events.

Winners and Runners of HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2022:

CategoryWinnerRunner Up
Men’s SinglesViktor Axelsen (Denmark)Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia)
Women’s SinglesAkane Yamaguchi (Japan)Tai Tzu-Ying (Chinese Taipei)
Men’s DoublesLiu Yuchen & Ou Xuanyi of ChinaMohammad Ahsan &  Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia
Women’s DoublesChen Qingchen & Jia Yifan of ChinaBenyapa Aimsaard &  Nuntakarn Aimsaard of Thailand
Mixed DoublesZheng Siwei &  Huang Yaqiong of China          Dechapol Puavaranukroh &  Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand

HS Prannoy beats Viktor Axelsen; finish 3rd in BWF World Tour Ranking

Indian Shuttler Prannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar ended his BWF World Tour Finals 2022 campaign with a win over world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in his third and final Group A men’s singles match in Bangkok, Thailand. 

  • He did not qualify to the BWF World Tour Finals 2022 semi-finals as he lost his previous matches against Japan’s Kodai Naraoka and Lu Guang Zu of China. 
  • Prannoy finished 3rd on the BWF World Tour ranking. 
  • He is ranked 11th on the World Ranking (Men’s Singles).

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