BWF Awards: Satwik-Chirag & Pramod nominatedDecember 6, 2019
The Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been nominated for the ‘Most Improved Player of the Year’ award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after a stellar season during which the duo picked up some memorable wins.
The young combination had a breakthrough season, claiming its maiden Super 500 title at Thailand Open before reaching the finals of French Open Super 750 event this year.
The other nominees in the category include Canada’s women’s singles player Michelle Li, Korean women’s doubles pairing of Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong and Indonesian mixed doubles combination of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti.
The prestigious BWF awards recognise the achievements of the elite badminton players and pairs in six categories, including two in Para badminton.
India’s para badminton player Pramod Bhagat, who has bagged 11 gold, three silver and four bronze medals this year, was nominated for the ‘Male Para Badminton Player of the Year’ award.