Badminton is one of the most popular indoor sport, widely played in Asian countries, besides other part of the world. It is a game of agility, deftness, precision and fitness. Only those players who excel in all these aspects of the game are able to make it to the top.
Listed below are the top 10 badminton players in the world, comprising of top 5 male and top 5 female players:
1. Lee Chong Wei
Topping the list of world rankers among badminton players is Lee Chong Wei, the 32 year old player from Malaysia. He holds a total of 55 career titles along with a success record of 547-107. He has been a silver medalist in two consecutive Olympics of 2008 and 2012, and was also ranked number 1 for 199 consecutive weeks.
2. Chen Long
Chen Long is ranked no 2 among men in world badminton players. This 25 year old Chinese player started as the junior world champion and has now reached the no 2 spot among male players. He has received bronze medal in men singles in 2012 Olympics, besides winning a large number of tournaments worldwide.
3. LIN Dan
The world no 3rd player is LIN Dan, the 33 year old from China. His major achievements include the BWF world superseries finals champion, he was awarded for BWF player of the year 2008. He played total 665 single matches and won 585.
4. Viktor AXELSEN
Viktor AXELSEN a 23 year old Denmark player, currently ranking at the 4th position with 72384 points. He won the World Junior Championships in 2010 “Men’s Singles Champion”. Till date he played 306 matches and won 216 from them.
5. Jan O Jorgensen
The next name in the list of top 10 badminton players in the world is that of the 26 year old Jan O Jorgensen from Denmark. He is the current European Champion, besides having the honor to become the only European player who has won Indonesia Open.
Among female badminton players, the top ranking list is as follows:
1. Carolina Marin