• malaysiaLee Chong Wei
  • thailandRatchanok Intanon
  • indonesiaTaufik Hidayat
  • denmarkViktor Axelsen
  • japanKenichi Tago
  • indiaSaina Nehwal
  • denmarkCarsten Mogensen & Mathias Boe
  • indonesiaMohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan
  • denmarkChristinna Pedersen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  • Malaysiamalaysia
    Lee
    Chong Wei
    Gender: Male
    Height: 1.72m
    Born: 21 October 1982
    World Ranking1
    Games Played660
    Games Won552
    Games Lost108
    Lee Chong Wei
    Spectacular athlete Dato’ Lee Chong Wei commands respect the moment he steps on the court. He is a legendary player who has spent 199 consecutive weeks at World Number 1, from August 2008 until June 2012, and he’s currently back at the top. A crowd favourite, Lee was a silver medallist in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and has conquered handfuls of additional tournament titles. In 2014, he won his record-breaking 10th Malaysia Open title, his third All England Open and the India Open. His winning charisma and attitude have made him a national hero of Malaysia. Dominating each game with the strength of his fans united behind him, Lee dictates play by combining crushing forehand smashes with a formidable defence.
  • Thailandthailand
    Ratchanok
    Intanon
    Gender: Female
    Height: 1.67m
    Born: 5 February 1995
    World Ranking5
    Games Played254
    Games Won172
    Games Lost83
    Ratchanok Intanon
    All eyes are on Ratchanok Intanon for exciting, unbeatable performances on the court. With humble beginnings, the daughter of two factory workers is making big waves in women’s singles competitions. She was the youngest Badminton World Federation World Junior Champion ever, when she won the tournament at age 14. She then became the only athlete to win three times in a row with subsequent wins the next two years. She recently won the India Open Super Series 2013 and the BWF World Championships Gold. She’s a crowd favourite for her friendly, modest demeanour off the court, and an impressive talent for the years to come.
  • Indonesiaindonesia
    Taufik
    Hidayat
    Gender: Male
    Height: 1.75m
    Born: 10 August 1981
    World RankingRetired
    Games Played537
    Games Won403
    Games Lost134
    Taufik Hidayat
    No one wants to be on the receiving end of a Taufik Hidayat backhand smash. He has the fastest recorded backhand smash in men’s singles competition, and packs a powerful forehand smash as well. This dynamic Indonesian shows off his superiority in match after match of vibrant play. He was the first men’s singles player to win both Olympic gold and the title of World Champion, has six Indonesian Open titles, 2 gold medals from the Asian Games, and holds 27 titles in all. His attitude and play on the court – strong, fiery, and mercurial – reveal his genuine passion for the game.
  • Denmarkdenmark
    Viktor
    Axelsen
    Gender: Male
    Height: 1.9m
    Born: 4 January 1994
    World Ranking10
    Games Played209
    Games Won148
    Games Lost61
    Viktor Axelsen
    Viktor Axelsen is a dynamic force from Denmark. This young Danish player is a current fixture in the top 20 in the world and keeps improving with each international encounter. He burst onto the international badminton scene when he became the 2010 World Junior Champion and has only been getting better since. His control on the court and fast trick shots are truly exciting to watch. He engages with his fans and others on social media when he’s not playing, making him a familiar face and an accessible athlete off the court.
  • Japanjapan
    Tago
    Kenichi
    Gender: Male
    Height: 1.74m
    Born: 16 July 1989
    World Ranking4
    Games Played291
    Games Won190
    Games Lost101
    Kenichi Tago
    Powerhouse Kenichi Tago is a strong opponent to face on the court. He’s a constant fixture in the final rounds of many major international competitions, and a valuable team player for the team of Japan. He’s made it to runner-up in a string of tournaments, including the 2014 Indonesia Super Series Premier, 2013 French, Japan and India Super Series, and the 2012 Malaysia Super Series. He’s known for surprise wins and impressive performances in the final rounds against the best athletes in the world.
  • Indiaindia
    Saina
    Nehwal
    Gender: Female
    Height: 1.65m
    Born: 17 March 1990
    World Ranking7
    Games Played370
    Games Won257
    Games Lost113
    Saina Nehwal
    Saina Nehwal is an extraordinary player and a pioneer for her country and for women in the sport of badminton. She has brought national attention to the sport with her winning career, which began when she became the first Indian to win a World Junior Badminton Championship in 2008. In 2009, she became the first Indian woman to win a Super Series tournament at the Indonesian Cup. She was also the first Indian to win a medal in badminton with the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics. Saina is a strong, dynamic force in women’s badminton.
  • Denmarkdenmark
    Carsten
    Mogensen
    Gender: Male
    Height: 1.85m
    Born: 24 July 1983
    Mathias
    Boe
    Gender: Male
    Height: 1.85m
    Born: 11 July 1980
    Carsten Mogensen & Mathias Boe
    World Ranking3
    Games Played386
    Games Won290
    Games Lost96
    Complimentary playing styles and many years on the court together have cemented Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen into a strong team on the men’s doubles court. They won their first title in 2006, and keep moving up. 2010 was their especially impressive year, smashing their way to victory in the Denmark Super Series, the French Super Series and the Super Series Final held in Taipei. Then in 2011, they won the All England Super Series. They’ve been reaching the semifinals and finals of most international events they enter, and this duo always guarantees an exciting match.
  • Indonesiaindonesia
    Mohammad
    Ahsan
    Gender: Male
    Height: 1.73m
    Born: 7 September 1987
    Hendra
    Setiawan
    Gender: Male
    Height: 1.81m
    Born: 25 August 1984
    Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan
    World Ranking2
    Games Played90
    Games Won71
    Games Lost19
    This dynamic duo began playing together in 2012, and since then, they’ve been dominating on the court. Since winning the Malaysia Open in January of 2013, they’ve been unstoppable, showing that they work impressively as a team. They conquered gold at the 2013 BWF World Championships, and their complimenting styles can only get better in the years to come as they continue to work together. They battled their way to 6 major titles in 2013, and have conquered two major titles in 2014.
  • Denmarkdenmark
    Christinna
    Pedersen
    Gender: Female
    Height: 1.78m
    Born: 12 May 1986
    Kamilla
    Rytter Juhl
    Gender: Female
    Height: 1.83m
    Born: 23 November 1983
    Christinna Pedersen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl
    World Ranking2
    Games Played176
    Games Won121
    Games Lost55
    Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen are vibrant players that make up a strong presence on the women’s doubles scene. With complimentary playing styles, they dominated in 2013 and 2014, and are poised to continue the strong teamwork in the years to come. Together they’ve won the 2014 European Badminton Championships, the 2013 BWF Super Series Masters Finals, the 2013 London Open Grand Prix Gold, and the 2012 European Badminton Championships.