Orleans Masters 2023: Priyanshu Rajawat wins men's singles title

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Orleans Masters 2023: Priyanshu Rajawat wins men's singles title

Indian men's singles badminton player Priyanshu Rajawat won the Orleans Masters 2023 men's singles title on 9th April, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • Rajawat won his first Tour title by defeating Magnus Johansson of Denmark in the final match of the tournament.
  • Orleans Masters 2023 was held in France and is considered a Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super 300 event.
  • It is a significant achievement for Rajawat as it is his first BWF Super 300 title.
  • Priyanshu Rajawat was also a part of the Indian badminton team that won the historic 2022 Thomas Cup in Bangkok.

About Badminton World Federation (BWF)

  • It is the international governing body for badminton recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
  • It was founded in 1934 as the International Badminton Federation with nine member countries.
  • The BWF sets the rules and standards for badminton, including equipment regulations, player eligibility criteria and tournament formats.
  • BWF hosts major international badminton tournaments such as the World Championships and the Olympic Badminton Tournament.
  • The BWF promotes ethics and fair play in badminton and punishes players and officials who violate its code of conduct.

Establishment - 5 July 1934

President - Paul-Erik Hoyer Larsen

Headquarters - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Membership - 194 member associations

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