Latest BWF Rankings(Sept.18) and Draw for the Incheon Asian Games Announced!


At present, the world’s top-ranked badminton players/pairs are: Men’s Singles-Lee Chong Wei, Women’s Singles-Li Xui Rui, Men’s Doubles-Lee Yong DaeYoo Yeon Seong, Women’s Doubles-Bao Yi Xin/Tang Jin Hua, Mixed Doubles-Zhang Nan/Zhao Yun Lei. However, apart from Zhang/Zhao, the other four players/pairs all failed to take the gold at the August BWF World Badminton Championships.
BWF Ranking │ September 18, 2014
Men's Single
Women's Single
Men's Doubles
Women's Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Lee Chong Wei

Li Xuerui
Kao Yixin
TANG Jinhua

Zhang Nan
Zhao Yunlei

Chen Long
Wang Shixian

Hendra Setiawan
Mohammed Ahsan

Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Chdrinstinna Pedersen

Jan O Jorgensen
Wang Yihan

Mathias Boe
Carsten Mogensen

Misaki Matsutomo
Ayaka Takahasi

Xu Chen
Ma Jin
Kenichi Tago

Hiroyuki Endo
Kenichi Hayakawa
Tian Qing
Chnzhao Yunlei

Tontowi Ahmad
Liliyana Natsir
Tommy Sugiarto
Ratchanok Intanon

Kim Gi Jung

Reika Kakiiwa
Miyuki Maeda

Chris Adcock
Gabrielle Adcock
Wang Zhengming

Jang Ye Na

Saina Nehwal

Thien How Hoon
Wee Kiong Tan

Wan Xiaoli
Yu Yang (F)

Michael Fuchs
Birgit Michels

Carolina MARIN

Luo Ying
Luo Yu


Hu Yun


Kai Lu
Yaqiong Huang
P. V. Sindhu

Liu Xiaolong
Qiu Zihan

Chen Hung Ling
Lu Chia Pin

Go Ah Ra
Yoo Hae Won

Kim Gi Jung
Kim So Young

Lee So Hee
Check full ranking at : BWF World Ranking
A force to be reckoned with-Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel
In the men’s doubles final at the World Badminton Championships the Korea’s Ko Sung HyunShin Baek Choel defeated their much-fancied teammates Lee Yong DaeYoo Yeon Seong to take the title.
  • The final results of world championship 2014
  MS Chen Long [2] CHN 21-19, 21-19 MAS Lee Chong Wei [1]  
  WS Carolina Marin [9] ESP 17-21, 21-17, 21-18 CHN Li Xuerui [1]  
  MD Ko Sung Hyun [12] KOR
Shin Baek Choel KOR
22-20, 21-23, 21-18 KOR Lee Yong Dae [2]
KOR Yoo Yeon Seong
Tian Qing [5] CHN
Zhao Yunlei CHN
21-19, 21-15 CHN Yu Yang [4]
CHN Wang Xiaoli
  XD Zhang Nan [1] CHN
Zhao Yunlei CHN
21-12, 21-23, 21-13 CHN Xu Chen [2]
CHN Ma Jin
It was widely predicted before the start that world no. 1 pair Lee Yong DaeYoo Yeon Seong would be able to fight off the challenge of Chinese Taipei’s Lee Sheng MuTsai Chia Hsin, Denmark’s Boe/Mogensen, Indonesia’s Ahsan/Setiawan and other tough opponents to take the world title, however, the withdrawal of Ahsan/Setiawan let two other strong Korea pairs, Ko Sung HyunShin Baek Choel and Kim Ki JungKim Sa Rang have a smooth ride to the semi-final stage. In their semi-final match, KoShin showed their ability to attack continually with ferocious power and were able to beat the favorites for the title, LeeYoo, 22-20,21-23,21-18.
This also showed the high level of the Korea team. Not just the star players, even the more low profile players have the ability to win gold. At present, the Korea has three players in the world top 10 in the men’s doubles alone;they are Lee Yong DaeYoo Yeon Seong at No. 1, Kim Ki JungKim Sa Rang at No. 5, and Ko Sung HyunShin Baek Choel at No.8.
2014 World Championship
The Korea team took the title, runners-up spot and equal third place in the men’s doubles at the 2014 World Badminton Championships
Unexpected title winner-Carolina Marlene
In winning the women’s singles title, Spain’s Marlene became the biggest dark horse at this year’s World Badminton Championships and also the first Spanish winner of a badminton world title.
With her astonishing physical ability and destructive power she took the scalps of several players ranked well above her on her way to the final, including China’s Wang Yi Han, Chinese Taipei’s Dai Tzu Ying, India’s P.V. Shindhu, and the current world No. 1 Li Xue Rui.
Her win took her world ranking to eighth, the highest of her career. Marlene now represents a real threat to the players ranked above her.
Once again the world title trophy slips from his grasp-Lee Chong Wei
As the world’s top men’s singles player over the last 7-8 years, the ability and spirit of Lee Chong Wei has been clear for all to see. However, at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and the 2011 and 2013 World Championships he was beaten by his nemesis Lin Dan, leaving in the sad situation of occupying the top of the BWF rankings for a long time but never having been world champion.
With Lin Dan not playing at the 2014 world championships it seemed that Lee Chong Wei’s destiny was about to change, but when he faced China’s Chen Long, Chen put in an impeccable performance and ended Lee’s hopes of becoming champion this year.
Many fans believe that it will be an uphill task for 32-year old Lee to win at next year’s world championships or the 2016 Rio Olympics, while others says frankly “Lee Chong Wei’s greatness does not need to be proven by a certain trophy,” both views reflecting the affection and support of fans for Lee and also showing his irreplaceable position in world badminton.
The Asian Games set to begin, national teams get ready for battle on court
The badminton events at the Asian Games kick off on September 20 and the draw for the men’s and women’s teams have been announced. The seeded men’s teams are China, Indonesia, Japan, and Malaysia;the seeded women’s teams are China, the Korea, Japan and Thailand Most of the teams have arrived at the Athletes’ Village and are making the final adjustments and preparations. Fans can expect many brilliant shots and exciting matches to be served up.
2014 Asian Game
Draw for the men’s team competition at the 2014 Asian Games (Picture source: Badminton Asia Confederation)
2014 Asian Game
Draw for the women’s team competition at the 2014 Asian Games (Picture source: Badminton Asia Confederation)