Monday, 15 Jul 2024

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India’s Kidambi Srikanth Takes the Lead in Prize Money Standings

India’s Kidambi Srikanth has emerged as the top earner in men’s singles badminton, solidifying his position with earnings of over US$230,000. Srikanth’s extraordinary performance includes winning four World Superseries titles, making him a force to be reckoned with in the sport. His total earnings surpass the next highest-earning men’s singles player by a significant margin. This achievement is a testament to Srikanth’s exceptional skill and dedication to the game.

Notable Contenders in Prize Money

While Srikanth takes the lead, other players have also made their mark in the badminton world. Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, winner of the Yonex All England, holds the second spot in earnings, followed closely by China’s Lin Dan, Anthony Ginting from Indonesia, Chou Tien Chen from Chinese Taipei, and Viktor Axelsen from Denmark. These players have consistently demonstrated their talent and have earned their place among badminton’s elite.

Impressive Milestones

In the doubles category, Chen Qingchen from China stands out as the top earner with an impressive sum of US$162,245. Chen’s success can be attributed to her partnerships with Jia Yifan in women’s doubles and Zheng Siwei in mixed doubles. This achievement showcases Chen’s versatility and prowess in both disciplines. Meanwhile, Huang Yaqiong, also from China, has amassed over US$116,768 with remarkable performances in both women’s doubles and mixed doubles events.

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Women’s Singles Standout Performances

Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying has emerged as the highest-earning player in women’s singles, with total earnings of US$170,475. Her dominance in the Superseries circuit has catapulted her to the top, with a considerable lead over her competitors. Notably, Japanese player Akane Yamaguchi, Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon, and India’s Pusarla V Sindhu have also made significant contributions to women’s singles badminton.

Achieving Career Milestones

Several players have reached the prestigious million-dollar career prize money mark. Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long from China, and the Danish doubles pair of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen have all surpassed this milestone. Furthermore, the Mixed Doubles World champions, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, have crossed the million-dollar mark, following in the footsteps of the legendary Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei from China.


India’s Kidambi Srikanth has emerged as the top earner in men’s singles badminton, surpassing the competition with earnings of over US$230,000. Notably, other players such as Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Tai Tzu Ying have also made their mark in the badminton world. Additionally, players like Chen Qingchen, Huang Yaqiong, and Korea’s Lee So Hee have achieved remarkable success in the doubles category. These athletes have demonstrated extraordinary skill and dedication, solidifying their place in the upper echelons of the sport.