2012 BWF World Ranking up to August 9


Jung Jae Sung

Jung Jae Sung plans to retire honorably after the Olympics


After ending their London Olympic journey with a bronze , Lee and Jung thanks each other for their company over the last seven years.


The seven year old partnership of Lee Yong Dae and Jung Jae Sung was fancied to take the gold at the London Olympics after they took two first places and a second at three super series tournaments in the first half of the year (taking the title at the All-England and India super series tournaments) and went for a time to the top of the world rankings after the India Super Series.

However, they surprised many by losing in the semi-finals at the Olympics to the Danes Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen. The Korean pair, called “the best partnership” by Korean fans went on to beat  Kien Keat Koo / Boon Heong Tanof Malaysia in the bronze match to take a bronze medal that was especially meaningful  as the match was the last the pair will play and was also the most moving of any Olympic victory they have had in their seven years together.


“Doubles genius” Lee Yong Dae, who took the mixed doubles gold at the Beijing Olympics and the bronze at the London Olympics.



Chinese Taipei’s badminton stars set new team records at the London Olympics !!

Chinese Taipei had more players qualify for the Olympics than ever before, with players playing in all five badminton disciples, the men’s singles,men’s doubles women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and two players qualifying for the women’s singles, Tai Tzu Ying and Cheng Shao Chieh. 

In the venue, the Wembly Arena, each gave their all in each shot, cheered on by the crowed. Each player/pair aimed for different objectives in their respective discipline but what was common to all was that they never gave up until the shuttlecock actually touched the ground.

This fighting spirit allowed Chinese Taipei to set a new milestone. In the end three pairs finished fifth, the best ever performance by Chinese Taipei at an Olympics.


Lee Sheng Mu-Fang Chieh Min

Chinese Taipei’s Lee Sheng Mu / Fang Chieh Min at the London Olympics


Cheng Wen Hsing-Chien Yu chin

Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Wen Hsing / Chien Yu chin came a very respectable 5th at the London games.


Chinese Taipei’s Lee Sheng Mu / Fang Chieh Min are ranked 9th in the world and performed well to reach the quarter final stage.

World ranked 10th Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Wen Hsing / Chien Yu-chin had a close call in the qualifying matches, going up against the Japanese pair who were seeded in their group after one win and one loss. The situation looked hopeless but the veteran pair showed the energy power of players a lot younger and took the match in straight games, going through to the quarter finals as first in their group.

Ranked 11th in the world, Chinese Taipei’s women’s singles player Cheng Shao Chieh brushed her opponents aside in the qualifying matches, going through to the last 16 as top of her group and then losing in the quarter final match after having the misfortune to face the world number one Wang Yi Han.


Tai Tzu Ying

Taiwan’s female badminton star of tomorrow —Tai Tzu Ying


Just 18 years old, Tai Tzu Ying, who played in her first Olympics in London, is now ranked 13th in the world. She lost to the eventual champion Li Xue Rui (China) at the last 16 stage, but her fighting spirit knocked her opponent off balance for a time and sent her fans wild, making the match one that will be hard to forget.


Cheng Hung Lin-Cheng Wen Hsing

The “golden mixed doubles pair” Cheng Hung Lin / Cheng Wen Hsing


In the latest BWF rankings released on August 9 (including Olympics points) the ranking points gained by taking five golds at the games have allowed players from China to stay in top spots in the world rankings for all five disciples (men’s singles: Lin Dan, men’s doubles: Cai Yun / Fu Hai Feng, women’s singles: Wang Yi Han, women’s doubles: Wang Xiao Li / Yu Yang, mixed doubles: Zhang Nan / Zhao Yun Lei).


BWF World Rankings for July 2012

Ranking Men’s singles Women’s singles Men’s doubles Women’s doubles Mixed doubles
1 Lin Dan
Wang Yi Han

Cai Yun / Fu Hai Feng

Wang Xiao Li/
Yu Yang
Zhang Nan/
Zhao Yun Lei
2 Lee Chong Wei
Wang Xin
Lee Yong Dae/ Jung Jae Sung
Tian Qing/
Zhao Yunlei
Xu Chen/
Ma jin
3 Chen Long
Li Xue Rui
Mathias Boe/
Carsten Morgensen
Ha Jung Eun/
Kim Min Jung

Joachim Fischer Nielsen/
Christinna Pedersen

4 Chen Jin
Saina Nehwal
Ko Sung Hyun/
Yoo Yeon Seong

Mizuki Fujii/Reika Kakiiwa [Japan]

Tontowi Ahmad/
Lilyana Natsir
5 Peter Hoeg Gade

Wang Shi Xian

 Muhammad Ahsan/
Bona Septano

Bao Yi Xin/Zhong Qian Xin
Chen Hung Ling/
Cheng Wen Hsing
[Chinese Taipei]
6 Sho Sasaki

Juliane Schenk[Germany]

Chai Biao/
Guo Zhen Dong

 Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christimma Pedersen

Sudket Prapakamol/

7 Simon Santoso

Tina Baun [Denmark]

Kien Keat Koo /
Boon Heong Tan[Malaysia]
Tang Jinhua/ Xia Huan

 Thomas Laybourn/ Kamilla Rytter Juhl[Denmark]


Lee Hyun II[Korea]

Sung Ji Hyun [Korea]
Markis Kido / Hendra Setiawan
Kim Ha Na/ Jung Kyung Eun [ Korea]
Peng Soon Chan/
Liu Ying Goh [Malaysia]
Kenichi Tago[Japan]

Ratchanok Intanon[Thailand]

Fang Chieh Min / Lee Sheng Mu[Chinese Taipei]

Miyuki Maeda / Satoko Suetsuna
Lee Yong Dae / Ha Jung Eun
Du Peng Yu[China]
Jiang Yan Jiao
Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa
Cheng Wen Hsing / Chien Yu Chin
[Chinese Taipei]
Ikeda Shintaro/ Shiota Reiko