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Winners of 2017 All England Championship Title of Badminton

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei won the 2017 All England Championship Title of Badminton in the men’s singles event. In the final match he defeated China’s Shi Yuqi by 21-12, 21-10 score. It was his overall fourth title in men’s singles event and had earlier won in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

Other category winners are
  • Women’s Single: Tai Tzu-ying (China) won the title by defeating Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) by 21-16, 22-20 score.
  • Men’s Double: Indonesia’s Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo won the title by defeating China’s Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen by 21-19, 21-14 score.
  • Women’s Double: South Korea’s Chang Ye Na and Lee So Hee won the title by defeating Denmark’s Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen by 21-18, 21-13 score.
  • Mixed Double: China’s Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong won the title by defeating Malaysia’s Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh by 18-21, 21-19, 21-14 score.

About All England Open Badminton Championships 

  • It is one of the oldest as well as the prestigious badminton tournaments of the world. The first tournament was held in 1898 in Guildford, since then it is played annually.
  • Initially the championship was started in only three categories- Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. But later in 1900 individual Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles titles were added.
  • Indian badminton legends Prakash Padukone (in 1980) and P Gopichand (in 2001) have won this prestigious title in Men’s Singles category.

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Complete list of winners of BCCI annual awards 2017

The BCCI Awards are a set of annual cricket awards given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). These awards in various categories recognise and honour the best Indian international and domestic cricketers of the past year. The awards were first given in 2006–07.

Recipients of 2015-16 BCCI Awards are
  • CK. Nayudu Lifetime achievement award: Padmakar Shivalkar, Rajinder Goel.
  • BCCI Lifetime achievement award: Shantha Rangaswamy.
  • BCCI special award: Late Ramakant Desai, VV Kumar.
  • Polly Umrigar Award: Virat Kohli. For third time, he was conferred with this award after 2011-12 and 2014-15 season.
  • Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy: Jalaj Saxena (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in domestic limited-overs competitions: Axar Patel of (Gujarat).
  • Madavrao Scindin Award Highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy: Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai).
  • Madavrao Scindin Award Highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy: Shahbaz Nadeem (Jharkhand).
  • A. Chidambaram Trophy Highest scorer in (U-23): Jay. G. Bosta (Mumbai).
  • A. Chidambaram Trophy Highest wicket-taker in (U-23): Satyajeet Bachhav (Maharashtra).
  • NKP Salve Award Highest scorer in (U-19): Arman Jaffer (Mumbai).
  • NKP Salve Award Highest wicket-taker in (U-19): Ninad Rathva (Baroda).
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur Award Highest scorer in (U-16): Abhishek Sharma (Punjab).
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur Award Highest wicket-taker in (U-16): Abhishek Sharma (Punjab).
  • Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Sr.): Mithali Raj (Railways).
  • Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Jr.): Deepti Sharma (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Best Umpire in Domestic cricket: Nitin Menon.
  • Best performance in BCCI Domestic tournaments: Mumbai Cricket Association.

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81st National Badminton Championship Winners

Sourabh Verma has won the men’s singles title in the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament. In the final match, held at Patna (Bihar, he defeated Lakshya Sen by 21-13, 21-12 score.

Other Category winners
  • Women’s Singles title: Rituparna Das won the Women’s Singles title by defeating Reshma Karthik by 21-12, 21-14 score.
  • Women’s doubles event: Duo of Aparna Balan and Prajakta Sawant won the title by defeating the pair of Shikha Gautam and Sanyogita Ghorpade by 21-9, 21-11 score.
  • Men’s doubles event: Duo of Satwik Sai Raj and Chirag Shetty won the title by defeating Nand Gopal K and Sanyam Shukla by 21-17, 16-21 and 21-16 score.
  • Mixed doubles event: Duo of Satwik Sai Raj and Maneesha K won the title by defeating the pair of Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan by 21-14, 21-18 score.

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