Badminton’s top prize winners of last year could be on their way to breaking records in 2017, as both Tai Tzu Ying and Chen Qingchen had won well over half their 2016 totals when the numbers were tallied for the first six months of the year.
China’s Chen Qingchen, too, could be on a record-setting run. She has won 5 titles this year, to Tai’s 4, and she is once again the most handsomely rewarded doubles player. Last year, she was less than a thousand dollars from Zhao Yunlei’s 2014 figure of $246,144, which is the most we have seen a doubles player pull down in a single year. Again, the BWF reported most of Chen’s 2017 winnings but did not combine her women’s and mixed doubles figures, not were her modest winnings from Wuhan included. Once the three numbers are summed, however, we find that Chen is already at over $140,000 for the year, well over half of her own or Zhao Yunlei’s top winnings figure.
Source : badzine
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