3rd December 2017
The third Legends’ Vision World Tour Event in 2017 was held on 3rd December in Paris, France. 1,400 badminton fans were treated to a very special event in the Salle Wagram Hall an iconic venue in the shadow of the Arc De Triomphe that reflected the style and décor of this great city.
Legends Lee Chong Wei, Peter Gade & Taufik Hidayat were joined by special guest the 2017 World Champion and World #1, Viktor Axelsen, who along with members of the French National squad provided a stunning display of their badminton skills. French juniors were invited to pair up with the Legends in a series of doubles matches whilst the Skills Zone allowed badminton fans to test their speed and skills.
Peter Gade said ‘Here in France it is fantastic to see all the young players coming through and the passion everyone has for the sport. For me, being close to the development of badminton in France, this event was very special.’
Selected as the host country for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, France is an emerging badminton nation where youth participation is growing year on year.