1: LEE CHONG WEI (age-33) This Malaysian badminton star holds the no. 1 spot in the world Badminton Rankings at present. Lee specializes in playing singles and has set a lot of records as well in his career till now. He is the only Malaysian shuttler to have held the no. 1 ranking for more than a year. This clarifies how much dedicated and consistently he has been playing badminton.