The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the international governing body for the sport of badminton recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Founded in 1934 as the International Badminton Federation (IBF) with nine member nations, the BWF has since expanded to 176 member nations around the world. On 24 September 2006, at the Extraordinary General Meeting in Madrid, it was decided to adopt the new name Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Tang Yuanting is a Chinese badminton player. She competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women's doubles event partnered with Yu Yang, but lost to the Korean pair in the bronze medal match.
Zhang Nan is a Chinese badminton player who specializes in both men's and mixed doubles. He found a lot of success in mixed doubles with his former partner Zhao Yunlei. They won gold in 2012 Summer Olympics, 3 golds in BWF World Championships in 2011,2014, 2015 and a gold in 2014 Asian Games. Having won all major events as a pair, they are considered as one of the most successful mixed doubles pairs of all time.
Zhao Yunlei is a mixed and women's doubles badminton athlete from China. She graduated with a BA from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She is the first and only badminton player to have ever won two Gold medals in the same Olympic edition, winning in both the Mixed and Women's Doubles categories in 2012. Zhao joins the ranks with nine other players with two Olympic Gold Medals, the highest number of Gold Medals won by any badminton athlete. Through her performance at the 2014 and 2015 BWF World Championships, she became the first player to win two consecutive gold medals in two consecutive BWF World Championships.
Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player. He trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad and is supported by the GoSports Foundation. In April 2018, he became the highest ranked men's badminton player in the world. He is also sponsored by Yonex. In 2018, he was awarded with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.
Chai Biao is a Chinese professional badminton player. Chai has concentrated on men's doubles for the majority of his senior career in badminton. His most successful partnership was with Hong Wei: together they reached several BWF Super Series finals, including the 2014 Masters Final. As Hong has since retired, Chai's current partner in men's doubles is Wang Zekang.
Hong Wei is a Chinese professional badminton player. He competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in the men's doubles event, and placed fourth after losing the bronze medal match to Great Britain pair Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis.
Mohammad Ahsan is an Indonesian badminton player who specializes in the men's doubles. He competes for PB. Djarum, a badminton club in Kudus, Central Java and joined the club in 2007. Ahsan and his former doubles partner Bona Septano were ranked as high as sixth in the BWF World Rankings. He was paired with former Olympic gold medalist Hendra Setiawan. They won their first title in 2013 Malaysia Open Superseries after beating Korean pair Lee Yong-dae and Ko Sung-hyun 21–15, 21–13 in the final. The duo split after the 2016 Korea Open Super Series, ending their four years partnership. Ahsan was then partnered with Berry Angriawan. His partnership with Angriawan was short-lived and he was then paired with Rian Agung Saputro. Ahsan and Saputro's first international title was in 2017 China International. They later won silver at the 2017 BWF World Championships.
Hendra Setiawan is an Indonesian men's doubles badminton player. He is the 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist and a three-time World Champion in the men's doubles, and one of the greatest men's doubles player in badminton history.
Luo Ying is a Chinese badminton player. She specializes in doubles and her current partner is her twin sister, Luo Yu. The twins competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics but did not advanced to the knocked-out stage after place third in the group stage.
Chen Long, is a Chinese professional badminton player. He is the reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion and All England champion.
Carolina María Marín Martín is a Spanish professional badminton player. She is the reigning Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion, four-time European Champion and a former World's No. 1 in BWF rankings in the women's singles, holding the World No. 1 title for a record number of 66 weeks. She has become the World Champion in women's singles three times, winning in 2014, 2015 and 2018. She won her first Olympics gold medal in women's singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Bao Yixin is a Chinese female badminton doubles player. She won the Women's Doubles category with many different partners. In 2010, she won two World Junior titles at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships held in Guadalajara, Mexico. In the Girls' Doubles event, she was crowned BWF World Junior Champion 2010 with Ou Dongni and in the Mixed Doubles she was crowned BWF World Junior Champion 2010 with Liu Cheng. She also won the Mixed Doubles at the 2009 Asian Junior Badminton Championships with Lu Kai and the Mixed Doubles at the 2010 Asian Junior Badminton Championships with Liu Cheng. Partnering with Tang Yuanting, Bao became the Women's Doubles champion at the 2015 All England Super Series Premier. Bao graduated with a bachelor's degree from Xiangtan University.
The 2015 BWF Super Series is the ninth season of the BWF Super Series.
The 2015 All England Super Series Premier was the first super series tournament of the 2015 BWF Super Series. The tournament took place in Birmingham, England from 3–8 March 2015 and had a total purse of $500,000. A qualification draw occurred to fill four places in all five disciplines of the main draws.
Birmingham is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, after London, and the most populous city in the English Midlands. With an estimated population of 1,137,100 as of 2017, Birmingham is the cultural, social, financial and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is the main centre of the West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom, with a population in 2011 of 2,440,986. The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 3.7 million. Birmingham is frequently referred to as the United Kingdom's "second city".
Chien Yu-chin is a badminton player from the Republic of China.
Lee Hyo-jung is a badminton player from South Korea.
Nadieżda Zięba, born Kostiuczyk, is a Polish badminton player of Belarusian origin.
Ha Jung-eun is a women's and mixed doubles badminton player from South Korea. Ha was competed at the 2006, 2010 Asian Games, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Together with the Korean national women's team, they won the Uber Cup in 2010. At the same year, she won the bronze medal at the World Championships in the mixed doubles event.
Ko Sung-hyun is an internationally elite badminton player from South Korea. Ko Sung-hyun is a right-handed player who specializes in doubles events. His current partner in the men's doubles is Shin Baek-cheol.
Tontowi Ahmad is an Indonesian badminton player. He resides in the Central Java province. He plays for PB. Djarum, a badminton club in Kudus, Central Java and joined the club in 2005. Tontowi Ahmad rose to prominence in the world badminton in 2010 when he paired with the established mixed doubles star Liliyana Natsir. With Natsir he won the 2016 Olympic gold medal in the mixed doubles category.
Michael Fuchs is a retired international level badminton player from Germany.
Chen Hung-ling is a Taiwanese badminton player.
Kim Gi-jung or Kim Ki-jung is a male South Korean badminton player. He competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
Gabrielle Marie "Gabby" Adcock is an English badminton player.
Debby Susanto is a former Indonesian badminton player who specializes in doubles, especially mixed doubles. She joined to PB. Djarum, a badminton club in Kudus, Central Java since 2006. Susanto known as Muhammad Rijal's longtime partner in the mixed doubles. The partnership ended in the end of the 2013 shortly after they won gold medal in 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar due to Rijal's resignation from national team.
Edi Subaktiar is a male Indonesian badminton player. He is a doubles specialist. He was the 2012 World Junior mixed doubles champion partnered with Melati Daeva Oktaviani. Now he is paired with Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in mixed doubles and with Ronald Alexander in men's doubles. Since 2008, he joined PB. Djarum, a badminton club in Kudus, Central Java where his pair in mixed doubles Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja also joined.
Gabriela Stoeva is a Bulgarian badminton player specializing in doubles. Her current partner is her younger sister, Stefani Stoeva. The sisters have won some titles, including a gold medal in the 2015 European Games.
Stefani Stoeva is a Bulgarian badminton player specializing in doubles. Her current partner is her older sister, Gabriela Stoeva. The sisters have won some titles, including a gold medal in the 2015 European Games. Stefani Stoeva has also won some individual titles in women's singles competition.
Angus Ng Ka Long is a badminton player from Hong Kong. He has a career-high ranking of 6 in men's singles, and has beaten other top 10 players like Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Chou Tien Chen, Jan O Jorgensen, and Son Wan Ho.
Anders Antonsen is a Danish badminton player.