List of famous badminton players with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Badminton players play the racquet sport, badminton. This sport is played by two competing individuals or two opposing teams consisting of two players each who hit a shuttlecock back and forth across the net using their racquets. Badminton is a very popular sport that originated in the mid 19th century in British India. Competitive badminton events in five categories were first held at the Olympic Games in 1992. The popularity of badminton stems from the fact that is it very easy to play and can be played in small spaces. It is a much loved recreational sport with millions over the world playing badminton in order to get some exercise and keep fit. Being a professional badminton player is a challenging task. The players need to possess excellent speed and agility combined with stamina and endurance. Striking the shuttlecock precisely also calls for explosive strength and good hand to eye coordination. Badminton is an extremely fast paced sport that calls for quick reflex actions. Players also need to develop their technique and footwork in order to perfect the game. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous badminton players from all over the world.

Chen LongChen Long
Akane YamaguchiAkane Yamaguchi
(Japanese)
Nozomi OkuharaNozomi Okuhara
(Japanese)

Ratchanok IntanonRatchanok Intanon
(Thai)
Gregoria Mariska TunjungGregoria Mariska Tunjung
Li XueruiLi Xuerui

Syed ModiSyed Modi
(Indian)
Jack PurcellJack Purcell
(Canadian)
Wang ShixianWang Shixian

Wang YihanWang Yihan
Chris AdcockChris Adcock
(British)
Aya OhoriAya Ohori
(Japanese)

Sayaka TakahashiSayaka Takahashi
(Japanese)
Sayaka SatoSayaka Sato
(Japanese)
Kirsty GilmourKirsty Gilmour
(Scottish)

Gadde Ruthvika ShivaniGadde Ruthvika Shivani
(Indian)
Carolina MarinCarolina Marin
(Spanish)
Minatsu MitaniMinatsu Mitani
(Japanese)

Porntip BuranaprasertsukPorntip Buranaprasertsuk
(Thai)
Dinar Dyah AyustineDinar Dyah Ayustine
(Indonesian)
Hanna RamadiniHanna Ramadini
(Indonesian)

Beatriz CorralesBeatriz Corrales
P. C. ThulasiP. C. Thulasi
(Indian)
Palwasha BashirPalwasha Bashir
(Pakistani)

Arundhati PantawaneArundhati Pantawane
(Indian)
Jamie SubandhiJamie Subandhi
(American)
Chetan AnandChetan Anand
(Indian)