Awards of Badminton: Here is the List of Trophies and cups honored by BWF

Badminton Awards and Trophies are honored by Badminton World Federation (BWF). Below is the list of Badminton Awards awarded by BWF on regular basis.

The Badminton World Federation honors awards to the players, umpires, sponsors and alternative people for his or her accomplishment in court game or for his or her contributions to court game. The BWF includes a system of awards to recognize excellence, accomplishment, enrichment to the game, and the sports community. The Player of the Year awards nominations is done based on the performances of the Players in the several Tournaments held over a year. The method of awards is ruled by the Award laws that detail the choice criteria for every award and defines who will nominate people and organizations for an honor.

Nominations should be received by the executive no later than thirty-one October every year. These are going to be reviewed by the Awards Commission, and proposals are then created to the Administration Committee and so to Council at its November / December meeting.

A short description of the awards is provided below:

NameDescriptionNominated By
A Certificate of Commendation-A Certificate of Commendation shall be awarded, wherever applicable, to industrial undertakings and alternative external organizations that have rendered important service to the game for no but 3 years.Continental Confederations
Council

Member Associations
Distinguished Service Award -The Distinguished Service Award is presented in recognition of long and/or distinguished and exemplary service to badminton at the international level ( at least 15 years ).Contiental Confederations
Council

Technical Officials Commission
Eddy Choong Player of the Year (hiatus since 2008)-The Eddy Choong Most Promising Player of the Year Award recognizes one individual, an emerging top world talent in the sport. The award reflects promising and up performances across a year.Awards Commission
Council
Hall of Fame-In Hall of Fame, the BWF honors the players and sometimes administrators who have intensified their game through extraordinary achievements. Nominees are members of the badminton fraternity who have retired from the sport of badminton for a period of five years or more. Read more..Council
Member Associations
Herbert Scheele Trophy-The Herbert Scheele Trophy is bestowed for outstanding and exceptional services to badminton. Recipients of this award are presented with a replica of the Herbert Scheele Trophy.Council
Lifetime Achievement Award-The Lifetime Achievement Award is an extremely prestigious award given by the BWF to acknowledge people who have created a big and lifelong contribution towards the advancement and promotion of the game worldwide.Continental Confederations
Council

Member Associations
Para Badminton Player of the Year-The awards are to honor badminton and Para-badminton talent and top world performance in the sport across a calendar year. The criteria are based on exceptional and consistent performance across a calendar year. This includes the exceptional performance at the Paralympic Games, BWF events, World Championships and Continental Championships.Awards Commission
Council
Male/female Player of the Year-The Criteria for the player of the year awards for the male and female categories are fully based on the performance of the players in the BWF World Super series events and BWF Major Events – BWF World Championships, BWF Sudirman Cup and the BWF playersAwards Commission
Council
Meritorious Service Award-Meritorious Service Award is presented to honor exceptional service to badminton at the national level.Member Associations
President’s Medal-The President’s Medal is honored to the distinguished individuals or organizations who have made an exceptional contribution to badminton.BWF President
Women in Badminton Award-The Women in Badminton Award acknowledges a private (man or woman) or a company that has created a major contribution towards the involvement of ladies or girls in court game.Continental Confederations
Council

Member Associations

Every Year Badminton World Federation Organizes a Gala Awards night, It is presented to honor the Winners of Player of the Year. Below is the list of Players awarded from the year 2015 to 2018.

  • Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) – Male Player of the Year
  • Huang Yaqiong (CHN) – Female Player of the Year
  • Jack Shephard (ENG) – Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year
  • Leani Ratri Oktila (INA) – Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year
  • Han Chengkai/Zhou Haodong (CHN) – Eddy Choong Most Promising Player of the Year
  • Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara (JPN) – Most Improved Player of the Year
  • Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA)– Male Player of the Year
  • Chen Qingchen (CHN) – Female Player of the Year
  • Kim Jungjun (KOR) – Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year
  • Amnouy Wetwithan (THA) – Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year
  • Chen Yufei (CHN) – Eddy Choong Most Promising Player of the Year
  • Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (JPN) – Most Improved Player of the Year
  • Lee Chong Wei (MAS) – Male Player of the Year
  • Misaki Matsumoto /Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) – Female Player of the Year
  • Lucas Mazur (FRA) – Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year
  • Karin  Suter-Erath (SUI) – Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year
  • Chen Qingchen (CHN) – Eddy Choong Most Promising Player of the Year
  • Pusarla V Sindhu (IND) – Most Improved Player of the Year
  • Chen Long (CHN) – Male Player of the Year
  • Carolina Marin (ESP) – Female Player of the Year
  • Zheng Si Wei (CHN) – Eddy Choong – Most promising Player of the Year
  • Lee Sam Seop (KOR) – Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year
  • Helle Sofie Sagoy (NOR) – Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year

Badminton Hall of Fame Players Lists

The BWF Hall of Fame honors players who had played an essential part in the history of the Badminton. The players who have shown exceptional ability at court game, incomparable nice coaches and referees, and different major contributors to the sport. Here is the list of the players who have been awarded the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame a distinguished award given to the players who have contributed their life for Badminton. There is conjointly a USA court game Hall of Fame and a court game  Canada’s Hall of Fame.

NameCountryYear
S.S.C Dolby England1996
George Alan Thomas England1996
Betty Uber England1996
Herbert Scheele England1996
Tonny Ahm Denmark1997
Frank Devlin Ireland1997
David G. Freeman United States1997
Rudy Hartono Kurniawan Indonesia1997
Erland Kops Denmark1997
John McCallum Ireland1997
Stellan Mohlin Sweden1997
Ralph Nichols England1997
Craig Reedie Scotland1997
Eddy Choong Malaysia1997
Judy Hashman  United States /  England1997
Dick Sudirman Indonesia1997
Finn Kobberø Denmark1997
David E. L. Choong Malaysia1998
Han Aiping China1998
Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen Denmark1998
Morten Frost Hansen Denmark1998
Lene Køppen Denmark1998
Li Lingwei China1998
Meriel Lucas England1998
Ng Boon Bee Malaysia1998
Ong Poh Lim  Malaysia/ Singapore1998
Tan Yee Khan Malaysia1998
Gillian Gilks England1999
Nora Perry England1999
Ulla Strand Denmark1999
Margaret Tragett England1999
Margaret Varner Bloss United States1999
Wong Peng Soon  Malaysia/ Singapore1999
Kirsten Thorndahl Denmark2000
Alex Vazquez Puerto Rico2000
Charoen Wattanasin Thailand2000
Park Joo-bong South Korea2001
Christian Hadinata Indonesia2001
Chen Yuniang China2002
Hou Jiachang China2002
Kim Moon-soo South Korea2002
Liem Swie King Indonesia2002
Tang Xianhu China2002
Hiroe Yuki Japan2002
Chung Myung-hee South Korea2003
Chung So-young South Korea2003
Susi Susanti Indonesia2004
Ge Fei China2008
Gu Jun China2008
Lü Shengrong China2008
Thomas Lund Denmark2008
Ethel Thomson England2008
Ye Zhaoying China2009
Susan Whetnall England2009
Kim Dong-moon South Korea2009
Ra Kyung-min South Korea2009
Gil Young-ah South Korea2009
Tjun Tjun Indonesia2009
Johan Wahjudi Indonesia2009
Ricky Subagja Indonesia2009
Rexy Mainaky Indonesia2009
Li Yongbo China2011
Tian Bingyi China2011
Gao Ling China2011
Zhang Jun China2011
Huang Sui China2011
Ha Tae-Kwon South Korea2012
Gong Zhichao China2012
Bang Soo-hyun South Korea2019

The BWF Hall of Fame is to honor players and directors who have increased their sport through exceptional achievements. Nominees comprise members of the court game fraternity who have retired from the game of badminton for an amount of 5 years or longer. Solely in exceptional Circumstances can the Administration Committee think about a recommendation to Council of a candidate who still linked with the sport.

Recipients of the other BWF Badminton awards or honor may be appointive for the Hall of Fame. Nominations could be lodged with the BWF at any time. The Administration Committee makes recommendations to the Council.

Over the Years Badminton as Sport has evolved a lot, Many awards like Player of year award and Para badminton player of the year are are awarded based on the Tournaments Organized by BWF Badminton World Federation in International level.

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Saina Nehwal won the first Olympic medal for India at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She won the bronze medal in the women’s individual competition. PV Sindhu won the 2nd Olympic Medal for India at the Rio Olympics 2016. Sindhu was the first to win the Silver medal in that Event.

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Who was the first Indian Shuttler to gain the World No.1 Spot?

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