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Overview of  2nd edition of BWF World tour finals 2019 held in Guangzhou, China

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The BWF (Badminton World Federation ) World Tour Finals 2019 (officially known as the HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation BWF World Tour Finals 2019) was the 2nd edition of final tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour. It took place at Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China from December 11 – 15 2019 and with a total prize of $1,500,000.BWF World Tour Finals held in GuangzhouList of winners:

1Men’s SinglesKento Momota(Japan)Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia)
2Women’s SinglesChen Yufei (China)Tai tzu ying (Chinese Taipei )
3Men’s DoublesMohammad Ahsan(Indonesia)
Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
Hiroyuki Endo (Japan)
Yuta Watanabe (Japan)
4Women’s DoublesChen Qingchen (China)
Jia Yifan (China)
Mayu Matsumoto  (Japan)
Wakana Nagahara (Japan)
5Mixed DoublesZheng Siwei (China)
Huang Yaqiong (China)
Huang Dong Ping (China)
Wang Yilü Chin (China)

Key Highlights:

i.Indian badminton star Pusarla Venkata (PV) Sindhu, who was already eliminated before the title race, defeated Bingjiao of China in her third and final match of Group A. With this victory, Sindhu ended her campaign positively in the BWF World Tour Finals , the last tournament of 2019.

ii.World No. 1 badminton player Kento Momota won the men’s singles title by defeating Anthony Sinisuka of Indonesia with 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 scores. This is Momota’s 11th title of the season.

iii.Chen Yufei of China beat Tai Tzu Ying to claim her 7th crown of the season. With this,she also becomes the new world No.1player. Yufei is the 1st Chinese woman to top the singles world rankings for more than 4 years.

2019 BWF World Tour:
: It was organized by the Guangzhou Sports Bureau, Guangzhou Sports Competitions Centre, Guangzhou Badminton Administrative Centre, & Guangzhou Badminton Association.
It was hosted by the Chinese Badminton Association & Guangzhou Municipal Government with sanction from the BWF.

2020 BWF World Tour:
– 7 January – 13 December 2020
Edition– 3rd

About BWF:
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Currency– Renminbi
President– Xi Jinping