3°09′17″N 101°43′07″E / 3.1547°N 101.7186°E / 3.1547; 101.7186

Badminton World Federation Hall of Fame
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Established1996
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates3°09′17″N 101°43′07″E / 3.1547°N 101.7186°E / 3.1547; 101.7186
TypeProfessional sports hall of fame; museum
PresidentPoul-Erik Høyer Larsen

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Hall of Fame is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It honours both players and other contributors to the sport of badminton. The BWF Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization with the goal to preserve, celebrate, and inspire the sport of badminton around the world.

There is also a USA Badminton Hall of Fame[1] and a Badminton Canada's Hall of Fame.[2]

Members

Being inducted into the BWF Hall of Fame is the ultimate honour in badminton. It represents the sum of one's achievements and contributions as being among the most important and transformative in badminton history. A player or contributor must be nominated to be inducted, and then the BWF governance committee reviews their eligibility before the recommendation is submitted to the BWF council for final deliberation.[3] Nominees have to be members of the badminton fraternity who have retired from the sport for at least a period of five years. However, the governance committee will, under special circumstances, consider nominees still active in the sport.[3]

Player category

  Men's player
  Women's player
Inductees Nationality Category Year Ref.
Ahm née Olsen, Tonny Kristine  Denmark
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
1997
Bang, Soo-hyun  South Korea WS 2019 [4][5]
Cai, Yun  China MD 2021 [6]
Chen, Yuniang  China
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
2002
Choong, Ewe Beng "Eddy"  Malaysia
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1997
Choong, Ewe Leong "David"  Malaysia
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1998
Chung, Myung-hee  South Korea
  • WD
  • XD
2003
Chung, So-young  South Korea
  • WD
  • XD
2003
Devlin, Joseph Francis "Frank"  Ireland
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1997
Freeman, David Guthrie  United States
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1997
Frost Hansen, Morten  Denmark
  • MS
  • MD
1998
Fu, Haifeng  China MD 2021 [6]
Gao, Ling  China
  • WD
  • XD
2011
Ge, Fei  China
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
2008
Gil, Young-ah  South Korea
  • WD
  • XD
2009
Gilks née Perrin, Gillian  England
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
1999
Gong, Zhichao  China WS 2012 [7]
Gu, Jun  China
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
2008
Ha, Tae-kwon  South Korea
  • MD
  • XD
2012 [7]
Hadinata, Christian  Indonesia
  • MD
  • XD
2001
Hammergaard Hansen, Jørgen  Denmark
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1998
Han, Aiping  China
  • WS
  • WD
1998
Hartono Kurniawan, Rudy  Indonesia MS 1997
Hashman née Devlin, Judy  United States/ England
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
1997
Hiroe, Yuki  Japan
  • WS
  • WD
2002
Hou, Jiachang  China
  • MS
  • MD
2002
Huang, Sui  China
  • WD
  • XD
2011
Kim, Dong-moon  South Korea
  • MD
  • XD
2009
Kim, Moon-soo  South Korea
  • MD
  • XD
2002
Kobberø, Finn  Denmark
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1997
Køppen, Lene  Denmark
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
1998
Kops, Erland  Denmark
  • MS
  • MD
1997
Larcombe née Thomson, Ethel Warneford  England
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
2008
Lee, Chong Wei  Malaysia MS 2023 [8][9][10][11][12]
Li, Lingwei  China
  • WS
  • WD
1998
Li, Yongbo  China MD 2011
Liem, Swie King  Indonesia
  • MS
  • MD
2002
Lin, Dan  China MS 2023 [8][9][10][11][12]
Lucas, Emily Muriel  England
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
1998
Lund, Thomas Haubro  Denmark
  • MD
  • XD
2008
Mainaky, Rexy Ronald  Indonesia
  • MD
  • XD
2009
Natsir, Liliyana  Indonesia
  • WD
  • XD
2022 [13]
Ng, Boon Bee  Malaysia
  • MD
  • XD
1998
Nichols, Ralph Cyril Fulford  England
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1997
Ong, Poh Lim  Malaysia/ Singapore
  • MS
  • MD
1998
Park, Joo-bong  South Korea
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
2001
Perry née Gardner, Nora  England
  • WD
  • XD
1999
Ra, Kyung-min  South Korea
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
2009
Strand née Rasmussen, Ulla  Denmark
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
1999
Subagja, Ricky Achmad  Indonesia
  • MD
  • XD
2009
Susanti Haditono, Lucia Francisca "Susi"  Indonesia
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
2004
Tan, Yee Khan  Malaysia
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1998
Tang, Xianhu  China
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
2002
Thomas, George Alan  England
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
1996
Thorndahl, Kirsten  Denmark
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
2000
Tian, Bingyi  China
  • MS
  • MD
2011
Tjun, Tjun  Indonesia
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
2009
Tragett née Larminie, Margaret Rivers  England
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
1999
Uber née Corbin, Elizabeth "Betty"  England
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
1996
Varner Bloss, Margaret  United States
  • WS
  • WD
1999
Wahjudi, Johan  Indonesia
  • MD
  • XD
2009
Wattanasin, Charoen  Thailand
  • MS
  • MD
  • XD
2000
Whetnall née Pound, Susan  England
  • WS
  • WD
  • XD
2009
Wong, Peng Soon  Malaysia/ Singapore
  • MS
  • MD
1999
Ye, Zhaoying  China
  • WS
  • WD
2009
Zhang, Jun  China
  • MD
  • XD
2011
Zhang, Ning  China WS 2021 [6]
Zhao, Yunlei  China
  • WD
  • XD
2022 [14]

Contributor category

Name Life span Nationality Year inducted Ref.
Dolby, Seymour Sackville Carew 1857–1921  England 1996
Lü, Shengrong 1940–present  China 2008
McCallum, John Dunwoodie Martin 1883–1967  Ireland 1997
Mohlin, Stellan 1925–2018  Sweden 1997
Reedie, Craig Collins 1941–present  Scotland 1997
Scheele, Herbert 1905–1981  England 1996
Sudirman, Dick 1922–1986  Indonesia 1997

Nationalities

Country # of members
 China 20
 England 12
 Indonesia 10
 Denmark 9
 South Korea
 Malaysia 7A
 United States 3
 Ireland 2
 Singapore 2A
 Scotland 1
 Sweden
 Thailand
 Japan

Notes

A.^ Count including Hall of Fame 1998 inductee Ong Poh Lim and 1999 inductee Wong Peng Soon, both are Singapore state players and represented the Federation of Malaya (present-day Peninsular Malaysia) when it was still a single nation. Singapore gained independence in 1965.

See also

References

  1. ^ USA Badminton Hall of Fame
  2. ^ "Badminton Canada's Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2014-06-28. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  3. ^ a b "Overview". Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame Honour for Bang Soo Hyun". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 2022-10-01.
  5. ^ "Korea's singles queen to be named to Hall of Fame". Don Hearn. Badzine.net. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "BWF Hall of Fame Inductees 2021". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 2022-10-01.
  7. ^ a b "CHINESE PLAYERS IN SPOTLIGHT ON BWF AWARDS NIGHT". bwfbadminton.com. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  8. ^ a b "LIN DAN, LEE CHONG WEI ELECTED TO BWF HALL OF FAME". bwfbadminton.com. 2 May 2023. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  9. ^ a b "Chong Wei and Lin Dan elected to BWF Hall of Fame". The Star (Malaysia). 3 May 2023. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  10. ^ a b Goh, Z. K. (2 May 2023). "Badminton legends Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei to enter BWF Hall of Fame". Olympics.com. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  11. ^ a b "林丹李宗伟获选世界羽联名人堂" (in Chinese). China Press. 2 May 2023. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  12. ^ a b Zheng, Yong Zhong (2 May 2023). "感激与林丹齐入名人堂李宗伟:不简单! - 体育- 羽球" (in Chinese). Sin Chew Daily. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  13. ^ "BWF Hall of Fame 2022 | Liliyana Natsir". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 2022-10-01.
  14. ^ "BWF HALL OF FAME 2022 | ZHAO YUNLEI". BWF staff. BWFBadminton.com. 21 June 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.