The Dubai World Superseries Finals gala dinner saw badminton’s big winners of 2016 handed awards for their efforts. The winners were:
Male player of the year: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.
Most Promising Player of the Year: Chen Qingchen of China.
The Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year: Karin Suter-Erath of Switzerland.
The Golden Shuttle awards for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games champions:
Carolina Marin of Spain (Women’s Singles)
Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan (Women’s Doubles)
Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia (Mixed Doubles)
Chen Long of China (Men’s Singles).
BWF Most Improved Player of the Year: P. V. Sindhu of India.