2 Carolina Marin(Badminton player)
3 Nozomi Okuhara(Badminton player)
4 Susi Susanti(Badminton player)
5 Liliyana Natsir(Badminton player)
6 P. V. Sindhu(Badminton player)
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.
7 Saina Nehwal(Badminton player)
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.
8 Li Xuerui(Badminton player)
Former world number one in singles Li Xuerui has 14 Superseries titles in her kitty. She is also a former Olympic gold medalist. Known for her attacking stance, she ruled the badminton scene before an injury at the Rio Olympics interrupted her career. She retired from international badminton in 2019.
9 Xie Xingfang(Badminton player)
Retired badminton player Xie Xingfang is a former singles number one and a two-time world champion. She has won countless medals, including an Olympic silver, an Asian Games gold, and a World Cup gold. She was also known for her high-profile relationship with badminton sensation Lin Dan.
10 Jwala Gutta(Badminton player)
11 Ratchanok Intanon(Badminton player)
12 Greysia Polii(Badminton player)
13 Sirivannavari(Princess of Thailand)
14 An Se-young(Badminton player)
15 Wang Yihan(Silver Medalist Badminton player at the 2012 Summer Olympics)
16 Misaki Matsutomo(Badminton player)
17 He Bingjiao(Badminton player)
He Bingjiao is a professional badminton player renowned for her performance in the 2015 Asian Junior Championships where she won two gold medals to add to her collection of two other gold medals won at the 2013 and 2014 Asian Junior Championships. Over the course of her career, Bingjiao has also won tournaments like the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup.
18 Ashwini Ponnappa(Badminton player)
19 Zhao Yunlei(Badminton player)
Apart from being a star badminton player, Zhao Yunlei is also a graduate degree holder from the Huazhong University. She created history by becoming the first and only badminton player with 2 Olympic gold medal wins in the same year, winning in both mixed doubles and women’s doubles in 2012.
20 Huang Yaqiong(Badminton player)
Huang Yaqiong is a Chinese professional badminton player best known for her achievements in doubles events. After winning the gold medal in the mixed doubles event at the 2018 World Championship, Huang went on to win another gold medal in the same event at the 2019 World Championships. She also has an Asian Championship gold medal under her belt.
21 Gail Emms(Badminton player)
22 Yuki Fukushima(Badminton player)
23 Ayaka Takahashi(Badminton player)
24 Goh Jin Wei(Badminton player)
Goh Jin Wei is a Malaysian badminton player who won the 2015 and 2018 BWF World Junior Championships. She also won the girls' singles title at the 2018 Youth Olympics. She started playing badminton at the age of six and was encouraged by her father to pursue it professionally and was drafted into the Malaysia national team in 2014.
25 Goh Liu Ying(Badminton player)
Goh Liu Ying is a Malaysian badminton player best known for winning the silver medal in the mixed doubles event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Goh Liu Ying has also won gold medals at Asian Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Southeast Asian Games.
26 Akane Yamaguchi(Badminton player)
27 Gao Ling(Badminton player)
Regarded as one of the greatest doubles badminton players of China, Gao Ling is a 2-time Olympic gold medalist and a 4-time world champion. She has also earned an Olympic silver and bronze. She and her partner Huang Sui won a record 6 women’s doubles titles at the All-England Championships.
28 Zhang Ning(Badminton player)
Zhang Ning is a Chinese retired professional badminton player who won the gold medal at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, becoming the only female badminton player to win successive Olympic singles gold medals. A three-time winner at Asian Games, Zhang Ning has also represented China in international competitions like the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup.
29 Chen Yufei(Badminton player)
Named to the Forbes list of 30 Under 30 in Entertainment and Sports, from Asia, Chen Yufei was inspired to take up badminton while watching the 2008 Olympics as a 10-year-old. Now an Olympic gold medalist herself, she also has tons of other medals in her kitty, including two Sudirman Cup gold medals.
30 Christinna Pedersen(Badminton player)
31 Wang Shixian(Badminton player)
Wang Shixian is a Chinese former professional badminton player. A former World No. 1, Wang won three gold medals at Asian Games. She also won the Sudirman Cup on three occasions.
32 Chen Qingchen(Badminton player)
Chen Qingchen is a Chinese professional badminton player who specializes in doubles. Chen is best known for winning the silver medal in women's doubles at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 2017 world champion, Chen Qingchen also has two Sudirman Cup gold medals, two Uber Cup gold medals, and an Asian Championship title under her belt.
33 Gabby Adcock(Badminton player)
34 Wong Mew Choo(Badminton player)
35 Sung Ji-hyun(Badminton player)
36 Sapsiree Taerattanachai(Badminton player)
37 Gillian Clark(Badminton player)
38 Aya Ohori(Badminton player)
39 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung(Badminton player)
40 Arisa Higashino(Badminton player)
41 Apriyani Rahayu(Badminton player)
42 Pornpawee Chochuwong(Badminton player)
43 Melati Daeva Oktavianti(Badminton player)
44 Manasi Girishchandra Joshi(Athlete)
45 Gronya Somerville(Badminton player)
46 Beiwen Zhang(Badminton player)
47 Soniia Cheah Su Ya(Badminton player)
Soniia Cheah Su Ya is a Malaysian badminton player who won her first international title at the 2016 Belgian International tournament. She started playing badminton as a young girl and represented Malaysia at the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Asian Junior Championships. She won the silver medal in the women's singles event at the Southeast Asian Games in 2017.