Saturday, July 16, 2011

Best Badminton Players of all time


Here's a list of some of the best badminton players of all time. Listed are world champions who won the Word championships, as well as Olympic medallists, as well some other best players of the yesteryears. I have tried to make the list comprehensive, however its possible that I may have missed a few names.

Have listed the best ever world level players in the mens and womens singles events. Will be adding the list of top players in the doubles sections to this list later.

Best Men's Singles badminton players of all time:

Chinese badminton players have dominated the world scene in the recent times, however in the past players from Indonesia were a very strong force. Recently Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is in great form and looks all set to become the next world champion.

The top badminton players in the world of past as well as present times are as below:

China: Luan Jin, Lin Dan, Chen Jin, Xia Xuanze, Sun Jun, Zhao Jianhua, Yang Yang, Han Jian, Xinpeng Ji, Jiaong Dong,
Indonesia: Liem Swie King, Taufik Hidayat, Hendrawan, Heryanto Arbi, Joki Supriyanto, Icuk Sugiarto, Rudy Hartono, Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Alan Budi Kusuma Wiratama, Ardy Wiranata, Hermanwan Susanto
Denmark: Morten Frost, Peter Rasmussen, Flemming Delfs, Poul Erik Hoyer Larsen, Thomas Stuer Lauridsen, Peter Gade Christensen
Malaysia: Lee Chong Wei, Rashid Sidek, Misbun Sidek,
Korea: Seung Mo Shon,
India: Prakash Padukone

Best Women's Singles badminton players of all time:

In the women's singles, Chinese badminton players are at the top of world ranking in the current times also, as they were in the earlier days. However there is increasing competition from badminton players of other countries such as Saina Nehwal of India, and from players of other Asian countries.

Top women badminton players of all time are as below.

China: Wang Lin, Lu Lan, Zhu Lin, Xie Xingfang, Zhang Ning, Gong Ruina, Ye Zhaoying, Tang Jiuhong, Li Lingwei, Han Aiping, Mi Zhou, Zhichao Gong, Hua Huang,
Denmark: Camilla Martin, Lene Koppen
Indonesia: Susi Susanti, Verawaty Wiharjo, Maria Kristin Yulianti, Mia Audina
Korea: Su Hyun Bang

The BWF World Badminton Championships are scheduled to be held in Aug-2011 this year, and should also be adding the names of some of the top badminton players of current days, after those championship matches are held.


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