DUBAI: All England and World winner Carolina Marin these days pipped India ace Saina Nehwal to win the Feminine Participant of the Year award from BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer in Dubai final night time.
Marin, who received five Planet Superseries titles, held off competition from China’s Zhao Yunlei, Saina and China’s Bao Yixin.
“I thought Zhao would acquire it since she’s experienced a wonderful 12 months as properly,” she stated with a wide smile.
“I am quite pleased, because it really is affirming that you did anything fantastic during the year.”
The BWF Player of the 12 months awards were provided at the Players’ Reception and Gala Meal, held in honour of the assembled players, sponsors, officials and other attendees to the Dubai Superseries Finals.
China’s Chen Prolonged retained the Male Player of the Calendar year award that he won very last yr. His younger compatriot Zheng Si Wei was acknowledged as the Most Promising Player of the 12 months. Korea’s Lee Sam Seop and Norway’s Helle Sofie Sagoy won the Para-Badminton Participant of the Year awards in the male and female groups respectively.