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.

Lin Dan Lin Dan
Chinese

Syed ModiSyed Modi
Indian

Chen LongChen Long
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Jack PurcellJack Purcell
Canadian

Ratchanok IntanonRatchanok Intanon
Thai
Nozomi OkuharaNozomi Okuhara
Japanese

Wang YihanWang Yihan
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Akane YamaguchiAkane Yamaguchi
Japanese

Wang ShixianWang Shixian
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Li XueruiLi Xuerui
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Aya OhoriAya Ohori
Japanese

Kathleen McKane GodfreeKathleen McKane Godfree
British

Chris AdcockChris Adcock
British

Sayaka TakahashiSayaka Takahashi
Japanese
Kim Ha-naKim Ha-na
South Korean

Pornpawee ChochuwongPornpawee Chochuwong
Thai
Carolina MarinCarolina Marin
Spanish

Gregoria Mariska TunjungGregoria Mariska Tunjung
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Kirsty GilmourKirsty Gilmour
Scottish
Xu HuaiwenXu Huaiwen
German

Juliane SchenkJuliane Schenk
German
Gadde Ruthvika ShivaniGadde Ruthvika Shivani
Indian

Porntip BuranaprasertsukPorntip Buranaprasertsuk
Thai

Sayaka SatoSayaka Sato
Japanese
Minatsu MitaniMinatsu Mitani
Japanese
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Arundhati PantawaneArundhati Pantawane
Indian
Palwasha BashirPalwasha Bashir
Pakistani

P. C. ThulasiP. C. Thulasi
Indian

Joachim PerssonJoachim Persson
Danish

Lianne TanLianne Tan
Belgian
Petra OverzierPetra Overzier
German

Jamie SubandhiJamie Subandhi
American

Saena KawakamiSaena Kawakami
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Hanna RamadiniHanna Ramadini
Indonesian

Birgit MichelsBirgit Michels
German
Olga KononOlga Konon
Belarusian, Polish

Karin SchnaaseKarin Schnaase
German
Beatriz CorralesBeatriz Corrales
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Ingo KindervaterIngo Kindervater
German

Dinar Dyah AyustineDinar Dyah Ayustine
Indonesian
Carla NelteCarla Nelte
German

Jonathan PerssonJonathan Persson
German
Katrin SchmidtKatrin Schmidt
German

Yvonne LiYvonne Li
German

Isabel HerttrichIsabel Herttrich
German

Nicole GretherNicole Grether
Canadian, German

Carola BottCarola Bott
German
Fabienne DeprezFabienne Deprez
German

Kristof HoppKristof Hopp
German

Linda EflerLinda Efler
German

Johanna GoliszewskiJohanna Goliszewski
German, Polish
Jones Ralfy JansenJones Ralfy Jansen
German
Dieter DomkeDieter Domke
German

Nicol PitroNicol Pitro
German

Chetan AnandChetan Anand
Indian

Cisita Joity JansenCisita Joity Jansen
German, Indonesian
Fabian RothFabian Roth
German

Annika HorbachAnnika Horbach
German
Luise HeimLuise Heim
German

Neli BotevaNeli Boteva
Bulgarian

Daniel BenzDaniel Benz
German
Josche ZurwonneJosche Zurwonne
German

Karen NeumannKaren Neumann
German
Lara KäppleinLara Käpplein
German

Eva JanssensEva Janssens
German

Barbara BellenbergBarbara Bellenberg
German
Fabian HolzerFabian Holzer
German

Kerstin UbbenKerstin Ubben
German
Monika CassensMonika Cassens
German

Sandra MarinelloSandra Marinello
German

Vanessa SeeleVanessa Seele
German

Irmgard LatzIrmgard Latz
German
Saskia WummelsdorfSaskia Wummelsdorf
German

Franziska VolkmannFranziska Volkmann
German

Inoki TheopilusInoki Theopilus
German, French

Jennifer KarnottJennifer Karnott
German

Kira KattenbeckKira Kattenbeck
German
Ramona HacksRamona Hacks
German

Beiwen ZhangBeiwen Zhang
Chinese
Inken WienefeldInken Wienefeld
German

Andreas HeinzAndreas Heinz
German

Johannes PistoriusJohannes Pistorius
German
Johannes SchottlerJohannes Schottler
German

Bjorn JoppienBjorn Joppien
German
Ji Hyun SungJi Hyun Sung
South Korean

Ngan Yi CheungNgan Yi Cheung
Hong Konger
Bing Jiao HeBing Jiao He
Chinese

Bjorn SiegemundBjorn Siegemund
German

Annabella JagerAnnabella Jager
German
Fitriani FitrianiFitriani Fitriani
Indonesian

Hannes KasbauerHannes Kasbauer
German
Jang-mi LeeJang-mi Lee
South Korean