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Top 15 Female Badminton Players

Top 15 Female Badminton Players

Saina Nehwal

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Badminton player

Saina Nehwal is a professional badminton singles player from India. Nehwal, the former world no. 1, has maintained her world ranking in the top ten since 2009. She has won over twenty international titles, which include ten Superseries titles.

Born: March 17, 1990 (age 27 years), Hisar district, India

Height: 5′ 5″

Coach: U. Vimal Kumar

Awards: Padma Bhushan, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, More

Books: Playing to Win, Mera Racket, Meri Duniya: (Hindi Edition), Mera Racket Meri Duniya

Olympic medal: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s singles


P. V. Sindhu

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Badminton player

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.

Born: July 5, 1995 (age 21 years), Hyderabad, India

Height: 5′ 10″

Full name: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

Education: St. Ann’s College for Women

Parents: P. V. Ramana, P. Vijaya

Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Badminton, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports


Carolina Marin

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Badminton player

Carolina María Marín Martín is a badminton player from Spain who is currently ranked No.4 in the world by Badminton World Federation in the women’s singles. She became world champion in women’s singles in 2014 and 2015.

Born: June 15, 1993 (age 23 years), Huelva, Spain

Height: 5′ 8″

Nationality: Spanish

Weight: 143 lbs

Career titles: 20

Parents: Toñi Martín, Gonzalo Marín


Li Xuerui

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Badminton player

Li Xuerui is a badminton player from China and one of the most successful players of her time. As of August 2016 she is the world No. 3 women’s singles player and the 2012 Olympic singles champion.

Born: January 24, 1991 (age 26 years), Chongqing

Height: 5′ 9″

Weight: 132 lbs

Coach: Chen Jin

Olympic medal: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s singles


Tai Tzu-ying

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Badminton player

Tai Tzu-ying is a female badminton player from Taiwan. In 2011, she won the title of Taiwanese ranking competition when she was only 16 years and 6 months old, becoming the youngest No. 1 in Taiwan badminton history.

Born: June 20, 1994 (age 22 years), Kaohsiung

Height: 5′ 4″

Nationality: Taiwanese

Coach: Jiang-Chen Lai

Current ranking: 1 (March 2, 2017)

Parents: Hu Jung, Tai Nan-kai


Sung Ji-hyun

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Badminton player

Sung Ji-hyun is a South Korean badminton player from Seoul. She competed at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.

Born: July 29, 1991 (age 25 years), Seoul, South Korea

Height: 5′ 9″

Nationality: South Korean

Weight: 123 lbs

Parents: Kim Yun-ja, Sung Han-kook


Wang Yihan

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Badminton player

Wang Yihan is a retired professional female badminton player from China and former women’s singles world champion. Wang started her career with her coach Wang Pengren at only nine years of age.

Born: January 18, 1988 (age 29 years), Shanghai, China

Height: 5′ 10″

Nationality: Chinese

Weight: 146 lbs

Coach: Zhang Ning

Parents: Wang Zihua, Zhou Jing


Ratchanok Intanon

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Badminton player

Ratchanok Intanon ‘ is a Thai badminton player who became the first Thai to become No.1 in Women’s Singles. She became world champion in women’s singles in 2013.

Born: February 5, 1995 (age 22 years), Yasothon, Thailand

Height: 5′ 6″

Weight: 121 lbs

Education: Bangkok Thonburi University

Residence: Bangkok, Thailand

Parents: Winutchai Intanon, Kumpan Suvarsara


Nozomi Okuhara

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Badminton player

Nozomi Okuhara is a female Japanese badminton player who is a singles specialist. She won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics.

Born: March 13, 1995 (age 22 years), Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Height: 5′ 1″

Weight: 112 lbs


Jwala Gutta

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Badminton player

Jwala Gutta is a left-handed Indian badminton player. Gutta, who is the country’s most successful doubles specialist, has won the National Badminton Championships fourteen times.

Born: September 7, 1983 (age 33 years), Wardha, India

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 132 lbs

Spouse: Chetan Anand (m. 2005–2011)

Parents: Yelan Gutta, Kranti Gutta


Wang Xin

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Badminton player

Wang Xin is a female badminton player from China and former World No 1 women’s singles player. She represented China in the 2012 Summer Olympics and had to forfeit the match in the Bronze medal playoff.

Born: November 10, 1985 (age 31 years), Shenyang, China

Height: 5′ 5″

Weight: 121 lbs

Coach: Zhang Ning


Greysia Polii

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Badminton player

Greysia Polii is an Indonesian female badminton player specializing in women’s doubles. Her current partner is Nitya Krishinda Maheswari. Polii remains a talented athlete, even after being found guilty of match fixing at the 2012 Olympics.

Born: August 11, 1987 (age 29 years), Jakarta, Indonesia

Height: 5′ 3″

Weight: 123 lbs

Coach: Eng Hian

Parents: Willy Polii, Evie Pakasi

Siblings: Rickettsia Polii, Hersyalin Polii


Luo Yu

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Luo Yu is a female Chinese badminton player who specializes in doubles. Her current partner is her twin sister, Luo Ying. The biggest title of their career to date, the 2015 BWF Superseries Finals, sent the pair to #1 in the world rankings.

Born: January 11, 1991 (age 26 years), Shandong, China

Height: 5′ 5″

Weight: 146 lbs

Highest ranking: 1 (WD)

Current ranking: 4 (WD)

Career titles: 4


Ashwini Ponnappa

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Badminton player

Ashwini Ponnappa is an Indian badminton player who represents the country at the international badminton circuit in both the women’s and mixed doubles disciplines.

Born: September 18, 1989 (age 27 years), Bengaluru, India

Height: 5′ 5″

Weight: 128 lbs

Siblings: Appanna Ponnappa

Parents: Cauvery Ponnappa, MA Ponnappa

Awards: Arjuna Award for Badminton


Goh Liu Ying

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Badminton player

Goh Liu Ying is a Malaysian professional badminton player who has been consistently ranked among the top 10 mixed doubles player in the world with her partner, Chan Peng Soon. Together, they were ranked as high as world No. 3.

Born: May 30, 1989 (age 27 years), Malacca, Malaysia

Height: 5′ 5″

Weight: 123 lbs

Siblings: Goh Qi Hao, Goh Qi Liang

Parents: Yong Oi Lin, Goh Chak Whee

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