Denmark’s Poul Erik Hoyer has been nominated unopposed to be President of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for a second successive term.
The 51-year-old Olympic gold medalist was the lone candidate for the position, which he has held since the last BWF Council election in May 2013.
Peru’s Gustavo Salazar Delgado and Switzerland’s Paul Kurzo were also unchallenged in their quests to retain their respective positions of BWF Deputy President and BWF vice-president for Para-badminton.
Both are set to serve their second four-year terms, with Kurzo tasked with spearheading preparations for badminton’s Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020.
A total of 35 people from across all five Continental Confederations are vying for 18 places on the 27-member BWF Council, whose elections are due to be held at the BWF Annual General Meeting in the Gold Coast in Australia on May 20.
The other eight seats are taken by the President, Deputy President, vice-president for Para-Badminton, five continental vice-presidents, and the chair of the BWF Athletes’ Commission.
A new face will also be representing players on the BWF Council as outgoing chair of the BWF Athletes’ Commission, Belgium’s Yuhan Tan, is set to step down in May, when three positions on the six-member panel will be up for grabs.
The other two members who have finished their four-year terms are Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Solberg-Vittinghus and Indonesia’s Greysia Polii.
Those elections are also due to take place in the Gold Coast during the 2017 BWF Sudirman Cup.