The World Badminton Federation officially announced the best nomination of the year: Chen Yufei PK An Xiying, Fan Chen IELTS combination competition
On November 21, the BWF officially announced the nominations for the 2023 Best of the Year. Chen Yufei was nominated for Women's Player of the Year, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan and Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong were nominated for the Team of the Year, and Jiang Zhenbang/Wei Yaxin were nominated for the Most Improved Player of the Year.
The official BWF website has the following to say about Chen Yufei: The Chinese player is the embodiment of stability, she won three titles in five finals in 2023 and led the Chinese team to the 2023 Sudirman Cup.
The evaluation of Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan is as follows: The Fan Chen combination has won 8 championships in the selection cycle, and they have reached the finals in 6 consecutive tournaments and won 5 titles, including gold medals in the World Championships and Asian Games.
The evaluation of the IELTS combination is that the two won the gold medal at the Asian Games, won three Super 1000 championships, and won the second place at the BWF World Championships.
The Chinese mixed doubles pair competed in the 2022 Challenger tournament and since then they have quickly made the transition to elite level, winning four titles, including the 2023 Asian Championships.
The 2023 Awards Ceremony will be held on 11 December in conjunction with the World Tour Finals Welcome Dinner.
Attached is a list of nominees for the 2023 BWF Player of the Year
Men's Player of the Year: Viktor Axelsen, Seo Seung-jae, Kunlavut
Women's Player of the Year: An Seying, Chen Yufei, Akane Yamaguchi
Team of the Year: Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan, Rankireddy/Xie Ti, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong, Seo Seung Jae/Choi Yoo Ji
Most Improved Player of the Year: Jiang Zhenbang/Wei Yaxin, Chen Tangjie/Du Yiwei, Astrup/Rasmussen