Wednesday, 22 May 2024

BWF World Tour: Earnings Update

Kento Momota, the Japanese badminton player, has been making waves in the badminton world, both on and off the court. In the first quarter of this year, Momota’s earnings skyrocketed to nearly US$100,000! His exceptional performance at the German Open, All England, and Indonesia Masters contributed to this impressive feat. Winning the All England alone earned him a whopping US$70,000.

Chen Yufei, the women’s singles champion at the All England, also had a remarkable season. Following her victory in Birmingham, she clinched another title at the Swiss Open. As a result, Chen’s earnings soared to US$86,325. These two players stand out from the competition, with Viktor Axelsen being the next highest earner in singles with US$44,150.

But it’s not just the singles players who are cashing in on their success. Doubles players have also seen hefty rewards. Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong, the All England mixed doubles champions, each added over US$50,000 to their earnings.

In terms of the HSBC Race to Guangzhou Rankings, Axelsen currently leads the pack, closely followed by Momota. Other leaders include Chen Yufei (women’s singles), Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (men’s doubles), Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara (women’s doubles), and Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (mixed doubles). The top eight players and pairs at the end of the season will qualify for the prestigious HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in December.

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To give you a quick overview, here are the top five earners in each category:

Men’s Singles

  1. Kento Momota – US$94,550
  2. Viktor Axelsen – US$44,150
  3. Shi Yuqi – US$28,575
  4. Son Wan Ho – US$27,250
  5. Anders Antonsen – US$27,250

Women’s Singles

  1. Chen Yufei – US$86,325
  2. Saina Nehwal – US$36,825
  3. Tai Tzu Ying – US$36,100
  4. Ratchanok Intanon – US$35,050
  5. Carolina Marin – US$26,600

Men’s Doubles

  1. Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan – US$44,850 (each)
  2. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo – US$28,150
  3. Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik – US$20,775
  4. Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto – US$14,850
  5. Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda – US$12,387

Women’s Doubles

  1. Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan – US$39,356
  2. Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara – US$23,450
  3. Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota – US$21,875
  4. Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi – US$19,625
  5. Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu – US$12,768

Mixed Doubles

  1. Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong – US$50,825
  2. Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino – US$34,318
  3. Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai – US$13,825
  4. Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying – US$12,450
  5. Tontowi Ahmad – US$10,712

That concludes our earnings update. Stay tuned for more exciting news in the world of badminton at Carnegiecentre.com!