bagged the best male player of the year award from Badminton World Federation
(BWF) for his remarkable achievement in 2016.
Long, Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen and even his own compatriots; men’s doubles
pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong, to win the award.
Gustavo Salazar, at the Players’ Reception and Gala Dinner held in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday.
year; winning three super series title in Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.
He also managed to beat his arch rival, Lin Dan in the
semi-finals of the Olympics and bring home the Olympic silver medal which is
also his third Olympic medal in total.
|Lee Chong Wei Vs Lin Dan at the Olympics|
But Chong Wei is no foreigner for these awards as he
previously won the same accolade back in 2013, having also won the title in
2009, 2010 and 2011.
According to BWF, many others were also jubilant on the
night such as Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi who jointly won the
Female Player of the Year award and India’s Pusarla V Sindhu who copped the inaugural
BWF Most Improved Player award.
Malaysian Women Double’s player Woon Khe Wei also emerged
as a winner when she was awarded as the Best Dressed player for the night.
|Dressed to Kill (Photo Source: Woon Khe Wei FB)|