Top 10 Badminton Player in the World
Badminton has robust roots in the Indian culture. Over the years, India has created the best badminton players, the world has seen. Badminton players are most popular, owing to the rigor and skill they show. Here is the Top 10 Badminton Player in the World. Badminton is one of the most popular indoor sport, widely played in Asian countries, besides other part of the globe. It is a game of gracefulness, deftness, precision and fitness. Only those players who do extremely well in all these aspects of the game are able to make it to the top. Let us take a look at the Best Badminton Player of All Time Rankings.
Top 10 Badminton Player in the World
- Lin Dan:
Legendary Chinese Badminton player Lin Dan is considered as the best singles player of all time by many across the globe. He is the only player to complete the “Super Grand Slam” by the age of twenty eight, which includes all 9 major titles in the international badminton. Dan was nicknamed “Super Dan” by his fans for his wonderful achievements including five gold and a silver in World Championships, two trophies in badminton World Cup, 5 gold and 2 bronze medal in Thomas Cup, 3 gold medal in Asian Games, 3 gold medal in Asian Championships and the title of Hong Kong East Asian Games in 2009. He is the only badminton player in history to win the Olympic gold medal twice consecutively in 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. He was voted as the best male athlete of 2010 in CCTV Sports temperament of the Year.
- Taufik Hidayat:
Retired Indonesian skilled badminton player Taufik Hidayat was born on 10 August 1981 in metropolis, West Java, and was well-known in media for his perceived contention with Chinese player Lin Dan. Hidayat and Lin Dan were usually referred as the “arch rivals“. He achieved the Indonesian Open six fold from 1999 to 2006. He also achieved the men’s singles event in court game at the 2004 Summer Olympics and wins the men’s singles competition at the IBF World Championships in August 2005. Hidayat achieved the gold medal at the Asian Games twice in 2002 and 2006. He started coaching in badminton under Iie Sumirat at the SGS Club, Bandung, when he was young and later achieved the highest places in the badminton world. Hidayat recently established a badminton training center referred to as Taufik Hidayat Arena in Ciracas, East capital of Indonesia, in November 2012.
- Gao Ling:
Gao Ling was born in Wuhan, Hubei Province, and commenced taking part in badminton at the age of 8. Gao Ling is also the happiest person on the Chinese badminton team. She won the 10th Sudirman World Cup Mixed Team Badminton Championship in June, creating it her third time to win this championship. What’s more, she has won a complete of 14 world champion titles throughout her sports career, the foremost in the history of the Chinese badminton team. In 2001, she and her partner Zhang Jun won at the World Championships and Gao was awarded Player of the Year by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). At the 2004 Athens Games, Gao and Zhang succeeded in defending the mixed doubles title.
- Lee Chong Wei:
Malaysian Chinese professional badminton player Dato’ Lee Chong Wei was born on 21 October 1982 in Bagan Serai, Perak, and is the sixth Malaysian to win an Olympic accolade. He achieved the silver medal in each of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and have become the first Malaysian to succeed in the finals in the men’s singles event of the badminton at the Olympiad. Lee Chong Wei was described by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak as a national hero, and has got the title Dato’ for his contribution in the Malaysian sports. Lee Chong Wei held the globe #1 spot for 199 consecutive weeks from 21 August 2008 to 14 June 2012. He is the only Malaysian badminton player to hold the top position in the world ranking more than a year. His autobiography “Dare to be a Champion” was formally printed on 18 January 2012.
- Tony Gunawan:
Tony Gunawan was born on 9th of April 1975 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Gunawan is an Olympic Gold Medalist and a couple of times World champion from Republic of Indonesia, and currently represents the US. He is regarded by many, including his peers, as one of the best doubles player’s in international badminton’s history. An excellent all-around player with a particular flexibility in the forecourt, his versatility in doubles is unmatched, having won the 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medal, the 2001 Seville World Championship and 2005 World Championships with three totally different partners. He won the Men’s Doubles gold medal in the 2005 IBF World Championships from the 13th seated position with his American partner Howard Bach. Tony played for Indonesia from 1992-2001 and achieved a total thirty five International titles in his career.
- Rudy Hartono:
Former Indonesian professional badminton player Rudy Hartono Kurniawan was born on August 18, 1949, and is widely considered by many as the most eminent players in the history of badminton besides being referred to as one amongst the best court game players of all time. He achieved the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships consecutive seven times from 1968 to 1974. He achieved the World Championship on his only attempt of the title in 1980. Rudy Hartono is the brother of international feminine badminton player Utami Dewi Kinard. He led the Indonesian Thomas Cup team six times successively between 1967 and 1982. Hartono also helped Dutch East Indies to win four consecutive world team championships from 1970 to 1979. He was inducted in the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 1997.
- Li Lingwei:
Former Chinese feminine badminton player Li Lingwei is regarded by many as the best women’s single badminton player of all time. She is an incredible all-around player whose court coverage and netplay were fantastically amazing. Li Lingwei with her doubles partner Han Aiping dominated international women’s singles and won the IBF World Championships twice and also the winner of IBF World doubles title in 1985. She is the winner of three gold medals and 2 silver medals in BWF World Championships in her career and also achieved the World Grand Prix singles title. Besides her superb career as one of the top badminton players of all time, she was also elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee in July 2012.
- Morten Frost Hansen:
Morten Frost Hansen is a former badminton player and later coach, who depicted Denmark. As a player, he spent twelve years in the top three of the world rankings. Frost is also distinguished by winning all of the invitational Grand Prix tournaments a minimum of once, including his home country Denmark Open, of which he was champion 1980-1986 and 1989. Morten Frost depicted Denmark on the national team from 1976 to 1991, longer than anyone else.
- Han Aiping:
Former Chinese feminine badminton player Han Aiping ranks among the greats of the woman’s international badminton. She was generally well-known for her outstanding overhead strokes and dominated international women’s singles in 80s. She won 3 gold medals and 3 silver medals in World Championships, 2 gold medals in World Grand Prix, and the 1986 capital of South Korea Asian Games title. She achieved most of the singles Open throughout her career which includes Japan Open twice, Hong Kong Open four times, Malaysia Open thrice and also won each of Dutch Masters, China Open, Swedish Open and German Open atleast once.
- Peter Hoeg Gade:
Retired Danish badminton player Peter Høeg Gade was stratified as world #1 from 1998 to 2001 and once more recaptured the #1 spot in the world rankings on June 22, 2006 for a brief period. He was far-famed for his smooth footwork, quick attacks and the capability to handle constant pressure, and also for his trademark shot, the Double Action. Peter won the European Championships titles five times and also achieved 3 gold medals in the European Team Championships. He won the silver medal in 2001 Seville World Championships and also achieved four bronze medals in 4 World Championships from 1999 Danish capital World Championships till 2011 London World Championships. Peter achieved the prize just before his retirement from professional career at 2012 Wuhan Thomas and Uber Cup.