BWF World Tour 2021: PV Sindhu wins Silver

The BWF world Tour 2021 finals was held between PV Sindhu of India and Seyoung of Korea. Seyoung won the cup and Sindhu settled in for a silver medal. In Men’s Singles of the BWF World Tour 2021, Viktor Axelsen won the cup.

About BWF World Tour

The BWF World Tour is a Grade 2 Badminton tournament series. It is held by the BWF, Badminton World Federation. It is held among the top world ranked players in singles (men and women) and doubles (men, women and mixed).

There are six levels in BWF World Tour. They are as follows:

  • World Tour Finals
  • Super 1000
  • Super 750
  • Super 500
  • Super 300
  • BWF Tour Super 100 level

The BWF rank the players based on the above tournaments. The prize money of the levels are as follows:

  • World Tour Finals: 1.5 million USD
  • Super 1000: 850 thousand USD
  • Super 750: 600 thousand USD
  • Super 500: 320 thousand USD
  • Super 300: 140 thousand USD
  • Super 100: 75 thousand USD

Player regulations

The tournament is held among top 15 single players and top 10 double pairs. The BWF imposes a fine of 5000 USD per event, if a player fails to play. However, a valid medical certification will exempt the fine. These regulations do not apply to retired and suspended players.

Who is the title sponsor of the tournaments?

Between 2018 and 2022, the title sponsor is HSBC Holdings. It is a British Multinational investment Bank. It is the second largest in Europe. It has offices in more than 64 countries including India.

BWF World Ranking

This ranking is created by the BWF. It uses the BWF tournaments, Summer Olympic games and World Championships to rank the players. Currently, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark holds the top rank in Men’s singles. Srikanth of India holds 14th rank. Tai Tzu – ying holds the top rank in women’s singles. PV Sindhu holds seventh rank. In doubles, Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty of India hold the ninth rank. In world ranking of countries, India is holding ninth place. China is on the top, followed by Japan, Indonesia, Thailand.

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