Badminton Players

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.

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 1 Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei.
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: October 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bagan Serai
Malaysian former badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei held the first rank for 349 weeks as a singles player, thus becoming the only player from his country to be number one for over a year. He is a three-time Olympic silver medalist but quit the game after his cancer diagnosis.

 2 Lin Dan

Lin Dan.
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Longyan

With 666 career wins, including two Olympic and two World Cup golds, Lin Dan is one of the veterans of Chinese badminton. He is the only player to achieve a Super Slam, winning all nine major badminton titles. Known for his fitness and attacking style, Dan retired at 37.

 3 Chen Long

Chen Long.
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shashi District, Jingzhou, China

 4 Tai Tzu-ying

Tai Tzu-ying.
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: June 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 5 Carolina Marin

Carolina Marin.
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huelva, Spain

 6 Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia
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 7 Kento Momota

Kento Momota
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mino, Kagawa, Japan
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 8 Lee Yong-dae

Lee Yong-dae
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hwasun, South Jeolla, South Korea
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 9 Susi Susanti

Susi Susanti
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tasikmalaya, Indonesia

 10 Liliyana Natsir

Liliyana Natsir
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
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 11 Li Xuerui

Li Xuerui
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chongqing, China

 12 Peter Gade

Peter Gade
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark
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 13 P. V. Sindhu

P. V. Sindhu.
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: July 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hyderabad

P. V. Sindhu is an Indian badminton player. In 2016, she won the Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janeiro, becoming the first Indian woman to receive an Olympic silver. Sindhu became a national icon following her performance in the 2016 Olympics. In January 2020, she was honored with the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.

 14 Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal.
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Famous As: Indian Badminton Star
Birthdate: March 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hisar, Haryana

A former world no.1, Saina Nehwal holds the feat of being the only Indian female player and overall the second Indian player to achieve this ranking. She is the first Indian female to have bagged in an Olympic medal in badminton. She was also awarded India's third highest civillian award, the Padma Bhushan.

 

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 15 Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone.
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: June 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore

 16 Xie Xingfang

Xie Xingfang
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
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 17 Fu Haifeng

Fu Haifeng
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jieyang, Guangdong, China

 18 Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand.
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: November 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nagandla

 19 Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 20 Jan O. Jorgensen

Jan O. Jorgensen
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Svenstrup, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark
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 21 Srikanth Kidambi

Srikanth Kidambi
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh, India

 22 Zhang Nan (badminton)

Zhang Nan (badminton)
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 23 Lee Zii Jia

Lee Zii Jia
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

 24 Rudy Hartono

Rudy Hartono
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

 25 Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

 26 Zhao Yunlei

Zhao Yunlei
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yichang, China
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 27 Syed Modi

Syed Modi
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Famous As: badminton player
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Gorakhpur district
Died: July 23, 1988

 28 Goh Liu Ying

Goh Liu Ying
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malacca, Malaysia
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 29 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: October 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cimahi, West Java, Indonesia

 30 Son Wan-ho

Son Wan-ho
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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 31 Sirivannavari

Sirivannavari
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Famous As: Princess of Thailand
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

 32 Mathias Boe

Mathias Boe
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: July 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frederikssund, Denmark
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 33 Morten Frost

Morten Frost
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark

 34 Misbun Sidek

Misbun Sidek
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Banting, Malaysia
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 35 Nozomi Okuhara

Nozomi Okuhara
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ōmachi, Nagano, Japan

 36 Tony Gunawan

Tony Gunawan
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: April 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
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 37 Cai Yun

Cai Yun
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

 38 Tan Wee Kiong

Tan Wee Kiong
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Muar, Johor, Malaysia

 39 Loh Kean Yew

Loh Kean Yew
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: June 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia

 40 Viktor Axelsen

Viktor Axelsen
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

 41 B. Sai Praneeth

B. Sai Praneeth
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

 42 Ratchanok Intanon

Ratchanok Intanon
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yasothon, Nai Mueang, Thailand

 43 Taufik Hidayat

Taufik Hidayat
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

 44 Jack Purcell

Jack Purcell
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guelph, Canada
Died: June 10, 1991

 45 Mohammad Ahsan

Mohammad Ahsan
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia

 46 Chou Tien-chen

Chou Tien-chen
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 47 Wong Mew Choo

Wong Mew Choo
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 48 Goh V Shem

Goh V Shem
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 49 Marcus Fernaldi Gideon

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 50 Tan Boon Heong

Tan Boon Heong
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
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