BWF president Høyer Larsen poised for third successive term: Report

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BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen

Badminton World Federation president Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen is poised for a third successive term in the office. The Dane, who has been heading the world governing body for the sport, is reportedly going to be the sole nomination for the elite position.

The ratification will happen precisely a month from now. The BWF virtual Annual General Meeting on May 22 will confirm the appointment.

The Olympic gold medallist was first elected the BWF president in 2013 and won the second successive four-year term in 2017.

Two other key elections, according to Insidethegames.biz, will also be a formality. Incumbent BWF deputy president Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul of Thailand and BWF vice-president for Para-badminton Paul Kurzo of Switzerland are reportedly the sole nominees for their respective posts.

For the remaining 20 executive positions, there are 30 candidates in fray.

The 55-year-old Høyer Larsen is a three-time European Champion. He had won the men’s singles gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

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