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Lin Dan, Liliyana Natsir take lead in fans POTY vote

Have you voted for the 2011 BWF Players of the Year? As of 10PM (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia time, GMT +8) yesterday, the nomination lists have been released and are currently opened for fans voting until 10PM tonight.

2011 POTYAt 4PM today, Lin Dan and Liliyana Natsir are running away with the lead in the male and female categories respectively. 

Fans appeal and the role model quality of a player are of growing importance in the criteria of the BWF Player of the Year award. 

We need you to tell us.

The decision of the 2011 Male and Female Players of the Year Awards will be taken at the BWF Council Meeting currently taking place in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The voting results will potentially influence the decision of the awards especially if it goes down to a tight two-horse race, your vote can make a difference!

The winners of the two prestigious awards will be announced at the Li Ning BWF World Superseries Finals in Liuzhou, China, next week and the winners will receive the awards over an Awards presentation ceremony at the event.

The 2011 nomination lists were announced at 8PM last night via a social media "event" in two languages - Twitter (English) and Weibo (Chinese) - relive the "event" on these social media platforms now.

The full nomination lists and voting process is currently taking place on our official Facebook Page as well as on our Weibo.

Head over to vote now if you haven't already!


Current Fans Voting Combined Results

2011 BWF Male Players of the Year

1. Lin Dan (Men's Singles, China, Li Ning)
2. Lee Yong-dae / Jung Jae-sung (Men's Doubles, Korea, Victor)
3. Cai Yun / Fu Haifeng (Men's Doubles, China, Kason)
4. Lee Chong Wei (Men's Singles, Malaysia, Yonex)

2011 BWF Female Players of the Year

1. Liliyana Natsir (Mixed Doubles, Indonesia, Yonex)
2. Wang Shixian (Women's Singles, China, Li Ning)
3. Wang Yihan (Women's Singles, China, Li Ning)
4. Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (Women's Doubles, China, Li Ning)

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