Badminton stars Taufik Hidayat, Lee Yong Dae, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Peter Gade will visit Mumbai on November 4 as part of the Legends’ Vision World Tour where they will interact with fans and players. According to the schedule, they will play exhibition matches at National Sports Club of India.
Mumbai is going to witness the presence of five of badminton’s biggest stars including five-time world champion Lin Dan of China,former Olympic and world champion Hidayat, two-time Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, former world number one Peter Gade of Denmark and the youngest Olympic gold medalist in badminton, Lee Yong Dae of Korea. They will visit Mumbai on November 4 as part of the Legends’ Vision World Tour.
The objective of the tour is to promote the sports among the new generation. The Legends’ Vision World Tour is conceptualised by equipment manufacturers Yonex in 2015 which gave the opportunity to the young players, coaches and all the stakeholders related to the sport to interact with popular stars. This will not only promote the game but also guided the young crop to pick this game as a career.
“India has taken big strides in world badminton in the last few years and the success of Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, and the men’s singles players have only made more and more children take up the sport. It was therefore imminent that India had to be one stop for the Legends’ Vision Tour this year, which is basically a celebration of one of the world’s fastest racquet sport,” said Vikram Dhar, Country Manager Yonex Sunrise as quoted by Scroll.in.
In the first year of the Legends’ Vision, they covered China, Indonesia, Denmark, and Malaysia. In 2017, the stars will visit Japan and France besides India. This will be a big opportunity for the young Indian players and audience.
“We want to invite every former player and every academy in the country for the event. Then there will be local badminton fans who would want to come and watch the stars in action. But given the capacity constraints we will be issuing passes for the same that should be available on first-cum-first serve basis sometime in late October,” he added.
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