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. Lee always loved playing basketball but was banned by his mother due to the searing heat of the basketball court where he used to practice. That one thing diverged the life of Lee towards badminton.
Top 3 Badminton Stars In BWF World Ranking
- Scored a silver medal in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games making him the most successful Malaysian Olympian in history.
- Record of holding the no. 1 ranking for 199 consecutive weeks from 2008 to 2012.
- Recipient of Darjah Bakti award in 2009.
- Was appointed as KDU University College Ambassador on 31July 2011.
- Has won 641 Men’s singles in total with an overall 64 titles making him the no. 1.
- Was appointed as the UNICEF Malaysia’s National Ambassador in February 2009.
- Representing Malaysia he has won 7 gold medals ( 2-Asian championships, 4- Commonwealth Games , 1- SouthEast Asian Games), 7 silver medals ( 1-asian games, 1- Thomas Cup, 3- World Championships, 2- Olympic Games), and 13 Bronze Medals(1- World Championships,4- Thomas Cup, 1- Sudirman Cup, 4- Asian Games, 2- South East Asian Games, 1- World Junior Championships).
2: CHEN LONG ( age-27)
Chen is a male professional badminton player from china. He is an Olympic bronze medalist, two time World Champion ,two time ‘All England champion’ and has been holding the no. 2 spot in the World’s Badminton Rank list.
- Bronze medalist in 2012 London Olympic games.
- 2 gold medals in 2014 and 2015 in the World Championship( Men’s singles).
- 3 silver medals (2009, 2013, 2016) and 3 bronze medals ( 2011, 2012, 2015)at Asian Championship matches.
- 2 gold and 1 bronze in Thomas Cup, 2 golds in Sudirman Cup, 1 gold and 2 silvers at Asian Games,2 golds at East Asian Games , 2 golds at World Junior championship, 1 gold and 1 silver at Asian Junior Championship.
- 300 wins with total 26 career titles.
- Has held no. 1 ranking too in the year 2014.
3: LIN DAN (Age-32)
Lin is also a professional badminton player from china. At present he ranks at no. 3 in the World Badminton rankings. He is a two-time Olympic Champion, 5 times World champion and 6 times ‘All England Champion’. By the age of 28 Lin had completed the “Super Grand Slam” having won all the nine major titles in the badminton world. He thereafter became the first and only player to achieve this feat. Lin is known more by his nickname i.e. “SUPER DAN” by the media and his fans. This nickname came into light when Peter Gade dubbed him so after failing to win against Lin in “All England Open Finals”.
- First Men’s single player to have won a gold at 2008 Olympic games and to have defended the title in 2012 again grabbing gold.
- Has won 38 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 7 bronze medals in Olympic Games, World Championships, All England Open Badminton Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Asian Games, BWF Super Series Masters Finals, Asian Championships, East Asian Games , World Junior Championships and Asian Junior Championships.