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 Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal
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Famous As: Indian Badminton Star
Birthdate: March 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

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.

 

 2 Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: October 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Malaysian
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.

 3 Sudheer Babu

Sudheer Babu
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 4 Carolina Marin

Carolina Marin
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Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish

 5 Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: November 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 6 Lin Dan

Lin Dan
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Chinese

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.

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 7 Srikanth Kidambi

Srikanth Kidambi
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
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 8 Chen Long

Chen Long
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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 9 Sirivannavari

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Famous As: Princess of Thailand
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Thai

 10 Nozomi Okuhara

Nozomi Okuhara
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Famous As: badminton player
Birthdate: March 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese
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 11 Viktor Axelsen

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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish

 12 Tai Tzu-ying

Tai Tzu-ying
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: June 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Taiwanese
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 13 Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indonesian

 14 Kento Momota

Kento Momota
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese
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 15 Syed Modi

Syed Modi
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Famous As: badminton player
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 23, 1988

 16 Ratchanok Intanon

Ratchanok Intanon
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Famous As: badminton player
Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Thai
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 17 Taufik Hidayat

Taufik Hidayat
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indonesian

 18 Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
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 19 Lee Yong-dae

Lee Yong-dae
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South Korean

 20 Mathias Boe

Mathias Boe
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: July 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Danish
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 21 Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj

Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: July 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 22 Jonatan Christie

Jonatan Christie
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian

 23 Manasi Girishchandra Joshi

Manasi Girishchandra Joshi
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 24 Chetan Anand

Chetan Anand
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Famous As: badminton player
Birthdate: August 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
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 25 Marcus Fernaldi Gideon

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indonesian

 26 Wang Yihan

Wang Yihan
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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 27 Ameeta Singh

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 28 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: October 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indonesian
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 29 Li Xuerui

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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 30 Peter Gade

Peter Gade
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Danish

 31 Goh Liu Ying

Goh Liu Ying
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Malaysian

 32 Hendra Setiawan

Hendra Setiawan
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian
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 33 Shi Yuqi

Shi Yuqi
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Chinese

 34 Akane Yamaguchi

Akane Yamaguchi
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Famous As: badminton player
Birthdate: June 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese
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 35 Susi Susanti

Susi Susanti
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indonesian

 36 Wang Shixian

Wang Shixian
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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 37 Liliyana Natsir

Liliyana Natsir
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian

 38 Jack Purcell

Jack Purcell
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Famous As: Stockbroker, Badminton player
Birthdate: December 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian
Died: June 10, 1991

 39 Xie Xingfang

Xie Xingfang
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Chinese

 40 Chou Tien-chen

Chou Tien-chen
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Taiwanese

 41 An Se-young

An Se-young
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 5, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South Korean

 42 Tan Wee Kiong

Tan Wee Kiong
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Malaysian

 43 B. Sai Praneeth

B. Sai Praneeth
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 44 Fu Haifeng

Fu Haifeng
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Chinese

 45 Jan O. Jorgensen

Jan O. Jorgensen
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish

 46 Wong Mew Choo

Wong Mew Choo
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Malaysian

 47 Goh V Shem

Goh V Shem
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Malaysian

 48 Misbun Sidek

Misbun Sidek
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Malaysian

 49 Prannoy Kumar

Prannoy Kumar
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: July 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 50 Misaki Matsutomo

Misaki Matsutomo
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
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