Yuhan Tan (Belgium), Greysia Polii (Indonesia) and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Denmark) are the new members of the BWF Athletes’ Commission.
The three were elected to serve four-year terms following four days of voting by their fellow players; two at the Yonex German Open and two at the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships.
The three positions were determined by:
• the male with the highest number of votes
• the female with the highest number of votes
• the person with the next highest number of votes (male or female)
The results were as follows:
Total Votes Ranking Name
92 5 Cai Yun (CHN)
130 F1 Greysia Polii (INA)
129 2 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (DEN)
123 3 Imogen Bankier (SCO)
96 4 Koo Kien Keat (MAS)
59 6 Kaveh Mehrabi (IRI)
42 7 Wang Xin (CHN)
139 M1 Yuhan Tan (BEL)
M1 = Male with highest number of votes
F1 = Female with highest number of votes
2 = Person with next highest number of votes
N.B. 270 valid ballot papers were cast (each voted for 3 candidates – 1 male, 1 female and a third candidate of either gender).
In announcing the outcome of the elections, BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund, congratulated the winning candidates and wished them well in their term “as they represent the interests of their peers in badminton”.
The three new members of the BWF Athletes’ Commission will join current members:
• Lee Yong Dae (KOR)
• Rodrigo Pacheco (PER)
• Emma Mason (SCO)
The Commission will meet to select a Chair of the Commission and this person will attend the next meeting of the BWF Council in Kuala Lumpur in May as a Council Member.
Please click here for profiles on all the candidates and the voting process.
Text by Gayle Alleyne