Top 10 ranking badminton players
Top 10 ranking badminton players: Badminton is unquestionably one of the most popular sports, with tens of millions of fans worldwide, and its appeal has grown exponentially since it was added to the Olympic programme.
In addition, the BWF (Badminton World Federation) oversees this sport, and it is the same regulating body that awards the majority of ranking points to players worldwide.
Most Asian and European teams, as well as the greatest players, tend to dominate in this sport, while the rest of the world tends to lag behind in this regard. Let’s take a look at the top 10 badminton players in the world while we’re at it.
#1 Lin Dan (China)
All experts and fans agree that Lin Dan is the greatest badminton player of all time. Lin won almost every badminton tournament he entered, and he remains the only player in history to complete a super grand slam before the age of 28.
When it comes to awards and accolades, he has won five gold and two silver medals at the World Championships, five gold and two bronze medals at the Thomas Cup, three gold and one silver medal at the Asian Championships, and one gold and one silver medal in the Hong Kong East Asian Games. He is the only badminton player to have won the Olympic gold medal in badminton two years in a row, in both 2008 and 2012.
#2 Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia)
When it comes to badminton legends, Taufik Hidayat is one of the few to challenge Lin Dan’s supremacy in the sport. After retiring, he still holds the record for the most Indonesian open titles won by a single player, at six.
He has won a gold medal, a silver medal, and two bronze medals at the World Championships, 3 golds, a silver, and two bronze medals at the Asian games, 2 golds, a silver, and 3 bronze medals at the Thomas Cup, 3 golds, two silver, and one bronze medal at the Asian championships, and two gold medals at the Southeast Asian games. His medal haul is truly impressive. His 305 km/h smash during the 2006 world championship match remains the fastest smash in singles competition history, in addition to the numerous titles he has won.
#3 Gao Ling (China)
Women’s singles champion Gao Ling confirms Chinese dominance and is noted for her aggressive play, dominance, and contagious smile on the court, no matter what happens in the match. Furthermore, she is most renowned for her achievements in women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
To date, she has won a total of eight medals over the course of her illustrious career. These include gold at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics as well as silver and bronze at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Paralympics.
#4 Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia)
Only one other player, Lee Chong Wei, was born in Malaysia and held the top spot for more than a year, dominating the rankings for 199 weeks in a row. In a glance, we can see that in addition to the several medals that he has won, he has also won a gold and silver in the Asian championship, two silvers, three silvers and a bronze at Olympic competitions and four gold medals at the commonwealth games.
Lee has won the BWF player of the year award four times, as well as the Penang sportsman award six times, in addition to his numerous medals.
#5 Tony Gunawan (Indonesia)
Tony Gunawan is one of the greatest male doubles players in badminton history if we take a look at the Doubles men section. After playing and coaching for Indonesia in 2001, he went on to play and coach for the United States. Tony has 35 singles, doubles, and mixed doubles trophies to his credit over the course of his illustrious career.
#6 Rudy Hartono (Indonesia)
An Indonesian Badminton legend, Rudy Hartono won the coveted All England tournament eight times, including seven straight wins. He also won the IBF world championship, four gold medals and two silver medals in the Thomas Cup, and a gold medal at the Munich Summer Olympics in addition to that victory.
#7 Lin Lingwei (China)
Lin Lingwei is widely regarded as one of the greatest women’s singles badminton players of all time, but she is also regarded as one of the most impressive performers on the court. She has won the IBF world championship twice and the singles crown during her illustrious career. Her achievements include three gold medals and two silver ones in addition to the World Grand Prix title. Furthermore, she was voted to the International Olympic Committee in 2012 as a proud member.
#8 Morten Frost Hansen (Denmark)
Morten Frost Hansen, a Danish badminton player, has earned the nickname “Mr. Badminton” during a career that saw him rank in the world’s top three for nearly a decade, making him one of the finest in the world.
While he has won the All England Championship four times, he has also won the European Championship twice. In addition to these accomplishments, he won seven titles at the Nordic Championships and one at the Denmark Open, demonstrating his dominance in the badminton world.
#9 Han Aiping (China)
In the early 1980s, Han Aiping was one of China’s most dominant women’s badminton players, and he was well known for his impressive technique and court coverage.
She earned three gold and three silver medals at the World Championships, two gold at the World Grand Prix, and two gold at the Asian Games. That’s not all: She entered the badminton hall of fame in 1998 and won multiple singles open championships during her career.
#10 Peter Hoeg Gade (Denmark)
Known as one of the most technically skilled players in history, Peter Hoeg Gade was renowned for the precision and aggressiveness of his footwork, as well as his court coverage. Five European titles, three gold medals in the European team championship, a silver medal in the World Championship, and four bronze medals in the World Championships are among the many accolades that he has received during his long and distinguished career.