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Unnati Hooda Won Abu Dhabi Masters 2023 in United Arab Emirates

Utkarsh Classes 23-10-2023
Unnati Hooda Won Abu Dhabi Masters 2023 in United Arab Emirates Sport 3 min read

In a match between two upcoming Indian badminton players, Unnati Hooda beat Samiya Imad Farooqui in the final of the Abu Dhabi Masters 2023 women’s singles event in the United Arab Emirates.

 

  • The 16-year-old Unnati Hooda took 40 minutes to defeat the 20-year-old Samiya Imad Farooqui 21-16, 22-20 on the badminton courts of the ADNEC Marina Hall in the UAE capital. Both players are currently outside the top 100 in the badminton rankings.
  • This was Unnati Hooda’s second BWF Super 100 World Tour title. Last year, Unnati Hooda became the youngest Indian to win a BWF tournament at the Odisha Open, where she beat Samiya Imad Farooqui in the quarter-finals.

About  Badminton World Federation (BWF)

  • The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the governing body of the sport of badminton, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 
  • It was first established in 1934 as the International Badminton Federation (IBF) with nine founding member nations, including Canada, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales. 
  • In 1981, the IBF merged with the World Badminton Federation, and on September 24, 2006, at an Extraordinary General Meeting held in Madrid, the organization officially changed its name to the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

BWF Ranking 

  • Rankings are lists of players/pairs in order of points scored through the respective ranking systems. This is an indicator of performance on court over a period of time. There are five ranking types.
  • Two of the main rankings are:
  • BWF World Rankings – a ranking for all open events except junior; and

HSBC Race to Guangzhou – a ranking for the following BWF World Tour tournaments only:

  • HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000;
  • HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750;
  • HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500;
  • HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300; and
  • BWF Tour Super 100.

There is one ranking list for each of the five badminton disciplines:

  • Men’s singles;
  • Women’s singles;
  • Men’s doubles;
  • Women’s doubles; and
  • Mixed doubles.

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