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Who is the highest earner in badminton so far in 2018?

By: Swetha Reddy
Date: 16 Apr, 2018
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The adamant and tough Women’s Singles player, Tai Tzu Ying, who has a rippling torso, stands on the top of the earners list in the badminton after her lucrative title triumphs at the All England and Indonesia Masters this year as quoted in BWF.


With USD 109,550 from three tournaments of the HSBC BWF World Tour, Tai is way ahead of the second highest earner in Women’s Singles, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, who has earned USD 50,325.


In the Men’s Singles category, Shi Yuqi bags the top earnings with USD 98, 425, the amount includes the prize money he won at the All England Open after defeating the legend Lin Dan, who has the second-highest earnings in the category with USD 35,990.


PV Sindhu of India is the fourth highest earner in the world and the highest earner from the country, so far, with USD 29,400 in the Women’s Singles events, while Sameer Verma is the tenth highest earner in the world and the highest earner from the country with USD 13,350.

Here is the top earners list:

Men’s Singles:


1.Shi Yuqi (China – US$98,425)

2.Lin Dan (China – US$34,900)

3.Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei – US$30,625)

4.Anthony Ginting (Indonesia – US$30,250)

5.Viktor Axelsen (Denmark – US$27,475)

6.Kenta Nishimoto (Japan – US$20,975)

7.Son Wan Ho (Korea – US$19,075)

8.Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia – US$16,700)

9.Huang Yuxiang (China – US$15,750)

10.Sameer Verma (India – US$13,350)


Women’s Singles:


1.Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei – US$109,550)

2.Akane Yamaguchi (Japan – US$50,325)

3.Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand – US$37,400)

4.Pusarla V Sindhu (India – US$29,400)

5.Beiwen Zhang (USA – US$28,150)

6.Chen Yufei (China – US$21,800)

7.Nitchaon Jindapol (Thailand – US$18,875)

8.Saina Nehwal (India – US$16,400)

9.Carolina Marin (Spain – US$14,775)

10.Sayaka Takahashi (Japan – US$11,250)


Men’s Doubles:


1.Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia – US$64,650 each)

2.Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen (Denmark – US$24,081)

3.Fajar Alfian & Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia – US$18,375)

4.Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia – US$13,144)

5.Mads Pieler Kolding & Mads Conrad-Petersen (Denmark – US$11,262)


Women’s Doubles:


1.Christinna Pedersen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Denmark – US$55,725)

2.Yuki Fukushima & Sayaka Hirota (Japan – US$25,875)

3.Greysia Polii & Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia – US$20,975)

4.Misaki Matsutomo & Ayaka Takahashi (Japan – US$18,219)

5.Jongkolphan Kititharakul & Rawinda Prajongjai (Thailand – US$17,513)


Mixed Doubles:


1.Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong (China – US$37,975)

2.Yuta Watanabe & Arisa Higashino (Japan – US$37,282)

3.Mathias Christiansen & Christinna Pedersen (Denmark – US$22,138)

4.Tang Chun Man & Tse Ying Suet (Hong Kong – US$15,875)

5. Praveen Jordan (Indonesia – US$ 13,425)



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