Chinanews.com, Hangzhou, November 11 (Zhang Yuhuan, Guo Tianqi) On the 28th, the press conference of the 28 BWF World Tour Finals was held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. It is reported that the competition will be held in Hangzhou from December 2023th to 12th, with 13 top players in the world participating in the competition, and the Chinese badminton national team successfully locked 17 seats and achieved full participation.
The scene of the press conference. Photo courtesy of the organizer
It is understood that the BWF Tour Finals is the highest level of the tour system, and only the top 39 athletes in each individual total score of the 8 stations of the Tour and the individual champions of the World Championships that year are eligible to participate.
In this competition, Chen Yufei, who has just won the championship of the China Badminton Masters, will participate in the women's singles competition with Han Yue; In men's doubles and women's doubles, China has the world's No. 00 "Liang Wang Pair" Liang Weihang/Wang Chang and the powerful "Liu Ou Pair" Liu Yuchen/Ou Xuanyi, while the women's doubles world No. <> "Fan Chen Pair" Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan will play with another "post-<>s" women's doubles pair Liu Shengshu/Tan Ning; "IELTS Pair" Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong and "Phoenix Pair" Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping will attack the mixed doubles champion.
In addition, Denmark's Viktor Axelsen, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the men's singles world, South Korea's Ahn Se Ying, Spain's Marin, Japan's Kodai Naraoka, and South Korea's mixed doubles pair Seo Seung-jae/Choi Yoo-hyeong, will also make their appearances.
At the press conference, Chen Yufei, the badminton women's singles champion of the Tokyo Olympics, said that she hoped that she could enjoy the competition and enjoy the warm atmosphere brought by the audience. "As an athlete, all I have to do is do my best and give the best game to the crowd." Chen Yufei said.
It is worth mentioning that from 2023 to 2026, the BWF World Tour Finals will be held in Hangzhou for four consecutive years. This year, the tournament has a total prize fund of US$250.<> million, setting a new record for the total prize money of the BWF Year-end Finals and becoming one of the highest prize money tournaments in recent years.
As the pinnacle of the year-end battle in the world badminton world, this tournament has also attracted a large number of fans, and ticket information is also a hot topic. At the press conference, the reporter learned that the group stage will be held from December 12th to 13th, and the ticket price is divided into 15 categories: Class A/B/C/D; The ticket prices for the semi-finals and finals will be added to the four categories of the group stage, and the "Supreme" category will be added. Among them, the lowest ticket price for category D in the group stage is 4 yuan, and the highest ticket price for the "supreme" category in the final is 4,80 yuan. (ENDS)