Last updated on April 10th, 2018 at 03:14 am
With the 2017 coming to a close it’s time to take a look at which badminton players are doing well and those who have fallen away. Here’s a quick end of year 2017 “Badminton World Rankings Round-up.”
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Badminton World Rankings – December 2017
Starting off with the men’s singles and it has been a terrific year for Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen as he became the World Champion and World number one and he remains top as 2017 comes to a close.
Men’s Singles Rankings
|2||MAS||Lee Chong Wei|
|5||KOR||Son Wan Ho|
Now to the women’s singles and Tai Tzu Ying remains the dominant force in the women’s game having been at the top of the rankings for over a year.
Women’s Singles Rankings
|1||TPE||Tai Tzu Ying|
|3||IND||Pusarla V. Sindhu|
|5||KOR||Sung Ji Hyun|
Meanwhile switching focus to the mixed doubles sees China taking three out of the top five places in the rankings with Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen ending the year ranked number one. England’s Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock manage a good end to the year managing fifth place.
Mixed Doubles Rankings
The men’s doubles saw Indonesian pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo end the year as the best pair followed by Denmark’s Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen at number two.
Men’s Doubles Rankings
|Marcus Fernaldi Gideon|
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Round off the look at the end of year badminton world rankings are the women’s mixed doubles in which Chinese pair Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan can feel pleased finishing the year at number one. Japan has two pairs in the top five with the other spot going to Denmark.
Women’s Doubles Rankings
|Kamilla Rytter Juhl|
|Chang Ye Na|
Lee So Hee
So there you have it a good year of badminton I think and hopefully another good one in 2018 in which we have the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to look forward to.
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