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List of Top 15 Male Badminton Players

List of Top 15 Male Badminton Players 

Lin Dan

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Badminton player

Lin Dan is a professional badminton player from China. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion, as well as a six-time All England champion.

Born: October 14, 1983 (age 33 years), Linjiangzhen, Longyan, China

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 154 lbs

Spouse: Xie Xingfang (m. 2012)

Coach: Xia Xuanze

Olympic medals: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s singles.


Taufik Hidayat

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Badminton player

Taufik Hidayat is a retired Indonesian badminton player. He is a former World and Olympic champion in men’s singles. He has also won the Indonesian Open six times.

Born: August 10, 1981 (age 35 years), Bandung, Indonesia

Height: 5′ 9″

Spouse: Ami Gumelar (m. 2006)

Awards: Indonesia KCA for Favourite Athlete

Education: SD Pangalengan 1, Tarumanagara University, SMP Pasundan I, SMP Taman Siswa Bandung

Children: Natarina Alika Hidayat, Nayutama Prawira Hidayat


Lee Chong Wei

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Badminton player

Dato’ Lee Chong Wei DSPN DB DCSM is a Malaysian professional badminton player. As a singles player, Lee was ranked first worldwide for 199 consecutive weeks from 21 August 2008 to 14 June 2012.

Born: October 21, 1982 (age 34 years), Bagan Serai, Malaysia

Height: 5′ 8″

Weight: 132 lbs

Spouse: Wong Mew Choo (m. 2012)

Olympic medals: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men’s singles.

Books: Dare to be a Champion


Chen Long

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Badminton player

Chen Long, nicknamed “Junior Lin Dan”, is a professional badminton player from China. He is the reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion and All England champion.

Born: January 18, 1989 (age 28 years), Shashi District, Jingzhou, China

Height: 6′ 2″

Weight: 165 lbs

Nationality: Chinese

Olympic medals: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men’s singles.


Jan Ø. Jørgensen

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Badminton player

Jan Østergaard Jørgensen is a male badminton player from Denmark. He plays in the Denmark Badminton league representing SIF.

Born: December 31, 1987 (age 29 years), Aalborg, Denmark

Height: 6′ 1″

Weight: 163 lbs

Parents: Peter Jørgensen


Rudy Hartono

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Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, born August 18, 1949 is a former Indonesian badminton star who won the men’s singles title at the prestigious All-England Championship eight times, seven times consecutively.

Born: August 18, 1949 (age 67 years), Surabaya, Indonesia

Height: 6′ 0″

Spouse: Jane Anwar (m. 1976)

Education: Trisakti University

Children: Christopher Hartono Kurniawan, Christine Hartini Kurniawan

Parents: Zulkarnain Kurniawan, Endang Suryaningsih


Viktor Axelsen

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Viktor Axelsen is a badminton player from Denmark. He earned his first European crown in May 2016 beating compatriot and defending champion Jan Ø. Jørgensen with 21–11, 21–16 in the final.

Born: January 4, 1994 (age 23 years), Odense, Denmark

Height: 6′ 4″

Weight: 194 lbs

Nationality: Danish

Parents: Gitte Axelsen, Henrik Axelsen

Olympic medal: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men’s singles


Srikanth Kidambi

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Badminton player

Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player with a world ranking of 31 as of March 16, 2017. He won 2014 China Open Super Series Premier after beating Lin Dan by 21–19 21–17 in the final round.

Born: February 7, 1993 (age 24 years), Guntur, India

Height: 5′ 9″

Weight: 146 lbs

Coach: Pullela Gopichand

Awards: Arjuna Award for Badminton

Parents: KVS Krishna, Radha


Son Wan-Ho

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Badminton player

Son Wan-ho is a South Korean badminton player. He competed in the singles event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but was defeated by Chen Long from China in quarter-finals.

Born: May 17, 1988 (age 28 years), Changwon, South Korea

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 143 lbs


Chou Tien-chen

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Chou Tien-chen is a male badminton player from Taiwan. He became the first local shuttler after 17 years in 2016 to win the Chinese Taipei Open GP men’s singles title since Indonesian-born Fung Permadi won it in 1999.

Born: January 8, 1990 (age 27 years)

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 172 lbs

Education: National Taiwan Sport University

Highest ranking: 5


Angus Ng Ka Long

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Angus Ng Ka Long is a badminton player from Hong Kong. As of 21 January 2016, he was ranked 18 in men’s singles.

Born: June 24, 1994 (age 22 years), Hong Kong

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 154 lbs

Residence: Hong Kong


Tony Gunawan

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Badminton player

Tony Gunawan is a Chinese descended, Indonesian born badminton player and coach who excelled internationally for Indonesia and later for the United States.

Born: April 9, 1975 (age 41 years), Surabaya, Indonesia

Height: 5′ 9″

Weight: 161 lbs

Spouse: Eti Gunawan

Children: Leon Gunawan, Christopher Gunawan


Morten Frost

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Badminton player

Morten Frost or Morten Frost Hansen, a.k.a. “Mr Badminton”, is a former badminton player and later coach, who represented Denmark. As a player, he spent twelve years in the top three of the world rankings.

Born: April 4, 1958 (age 58 years), Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark

Other name: Mr Badminton

Children: Kristian Frost Olesen


Peter Gade

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Badminton player

Peter Høeg Gade is a retired Danish professional badminton player. He currently resides in Holte in Copenhagen. He has two children with the former handball player Camilla Høeg.

Born: December 14, 1976 (age 40 years), Aalborg, Denmark

Height: 6′ 0″

Weight: 161 lbs

Children: Alma Gade, Nanna Gade

Ex-spouse: Camilla Høeg

Hong Wei

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Badminton Player

Hong Wei is a Chinese professional badminton player. He competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in the men’s doubles event, and placed fourth after lose in the bronze medal match to Great Britain pair.

Born: October 4, 1989 (age 27 years), Fujian, China

Height: 6′ 4″

Weight: 176 lbs

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