International badminton stars enjoy a slice of iconic beach culture in Gold Coast today while in town for the 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup

Some of the world’s best badminton players took in a slice of Australian beach culture on the Gold Coast today, soaking up the sunshine on iconic beautiful Surfers Paradise beach.

Players included:

  • Jonatan Christie (Indonesia & World Ranked #28 Men’s Doubles)
  • PV Sindhu (India & World Ranked (#4 Women’s Singles)
  • Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (Japan & World Ranked #1 Women’s Doubles team)
  • Zheng Siwei (China & World Ranked #48 Men’s Doubles team)
  • Chen Qingchen (China & World Ranked #5 Women’s Doubles)
  • Sung Ji Hyun (Korea & World Ranked #5 Women’s Singles)

Also joining them was Australian surf lifesaver and Ironwoman Kirsty Higgison, who is a patrolling member of the Surfers Paradise SLSC, and dual Australian Olympic swimmer and 2018 Commonwealth Games athlete Cameron McEvoy.