Tuesday February 26, 2013
Hoyer-Larsen the frontrunner to be BWF president
KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) have published the names of all the nominees vying for the president’s post on their website – and it looks like Malaysia’s Datuk Seri Nadzmi Mohd Salleh has the least number of seconders.
Nadzmi is one of three candidates vying for the post in the BWF election on May 18 in Kuala Lumpur – the eve of the Sudirman Cup world mixed team event, which will be held at the Putra Stadium from May 19-26.
The others are Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen of Denmark and Justian Suhandinata of Indonesia.
Nadzmi’s name was proposed by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and seconded by Badminton Federation of Macau and Badminton Korea Association.
Hoyer-Larsen, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games gold medallist, has 52 seconders while Justian has the support of 24 member nations.
The BWF deputy president’s post will also be contested, with incumbent Paisan Rangsikitpho being challenged by Peruvian Badminton Federation president Gustavo Salazar Selgado.
Paisan has 19 seconders and the Peruvian 21.
There are 30 nominees for the 17 council members’ posts, with BAM honorary treasurer Datuk Wira Lim Teong Keat being one of them.