Famous with careers are badminton player
  • Lee Chong Wei

    Lee Chong Wei is a Malaysian professional badminton player whose commendable performances in the game for many years have earned him the title ˜Dato' and the status of a national hero. Throughout his career, he has won several gold medals, including the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He won a silver medal in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, making him the sixth Malaysian to win an Olympic medal and the first Malaysian to reach the finals in the men's singles event. As a singles player, he was ranked World Number 1 for 199 successive weeks from August 2008 to June 2012. After Rashid Sidek and Roslin Hashim, he is the third Malaysian player to achieve this feat and is the only Malaysian badminton player to hold the number one position for more than a year. He won the prestigious Yonex All England Open titles in 2010 and 2011 in a row while in 2014 he won his tenth Malaysia Open title. He received several awards throughout his career honouring his achievements. His biography, 'Dare to be a Champion' was released in 2012 and is a bestseller in his country.

    Lee Chong Wei

  • Lin Dan

    Regarded as one of the world's greatest badminton players of all time, he won the gold in men's singles at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games.

    Lin Dan

  • Saina Nehwal

    Indian badminton player considered one of the world's best. She is the top-ranked woman in badminton history.

    Saina Nehwal

  • Carolina Marin

    Spanish badminton player who is regarded as one of the best women's singles players in the world. In 2014, she won both the World and European Badminton Championships, becoming the youngest European Champion in history in the process.

    Carolina Marin

  • Chen Long

    Chinese badminton player who won the BWF World Championship in men's singles in 2014. He is a multiple-time Super Series champion made his first Olympic appearance in 2012, taking home the bronze medal.

    Chen Long

  • Kevin Sanjaya

    Badminston star specializing in doubles who has dominated the BFW Super Series, collecting seven titles in just one year. He is also the victor of such tournaments as 2018 Asia Team Championships and 2018 Asias Games. 

    Kevin Sanjaya

  • Jonatan Christie

    Badminton star who has been ranked as the top men's singles player in Indonesia during his illustrious career. He has earned first-place at multiple Badminton Asia Team Championships and Southeast Asian Games tournaments. 

    Jonatan Christie

  • Taufik Hidayat

    Indonesian badminton player who became one of the premiere players in the world due to his overpowering backhand and forehand. He won the Indonesian Open six times from 1999 to 2006 and earned his first Olympic gold medal in 2004.

    Taufik Hidayat

  • Prakash Padukone

    Prakash Padukone is an Indian former badminton player who co-founded Olympic Gold Quest with Geet Sethi. The foundation aims at the promotion of sports in India. A well-known player from the state of Karnataka, he won the All England Championship in 1980 and became the first Indian to do so. His win proved to be the catalyst that eventually propelled badminton to the status of one of the most popular sports in India. He also has several other glorious titles to his name: World Cup, World Grand Prix, Danish and Swedish Opens. As the son of a badminton enthusiast, he was introduced to the game quite early on by his father. He won the national senior championship in 1971 and over the ensuing years went on to establish himself as one of the best international badminton players of the era. Much of his international career was spent training in Denmark. His passion for the game remained as intense even after his retirement and he proceeded to set up India's first privately-managed badminton academy, the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy. He also served as the coach of the Indian national badminton team from 1993 to 1996.

    Prakash Padukone

  • Jwala Gutta

    Indian badminton doubles player who represented her country at the 2012 Olympic Games. She's received credit for helping grow the sport in her country and became part of the first Indian doubles team to ever be ranked in the top ten.

    Jwala Gutta

  • Ashwini Ponnappa

    Indian badminton player known for winning India's first gold medal in women's doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She and Jwala Gutta have become known in their home country for their success as a team, breaching the Top 10 in the rankings in 2015.

    Ashwini Ponnappa

  • Lee Yong-dae

    South Korean badminton player widely considered one of the best doubles players in the world. He has won more than forty doubles titles at events like the Hong Kong Super Series.

    Lee Yong-dae

  • Peter Gade

    Five-time European Champion badminton player from Denmark.

    Peter Gade

  • Tan Boon Heong

    Professional Malaysian badminton player who, along with his doubles partner, was ranked fourth in the world in 2013.

    Tan Boon Heong

  • David G. Freeman

    Legendary badminton player who was the first American to be inducted into both the U.S. and World Badminton Halls of Fame.

    David G. Freeman

  • Tai Tzu-ying

    Professional badminton player known for her competition work with the Chinese Taipei team. She is known for having been ranked world number 1 in women's singles in December of 2016. 

    Tai Tzu-ying

  • Kirsty Gilmour

    International badminton player who became the first Scottish woman to reach the finals in a Commonwealth Games badminton singles event.

    Kirsty Gilmour

  • Nitchaon Jindapol

    Professional badminton player who is recognized for competing in the singles division for Thailand's national women's team. She helped lead her team to a silver medal finish at the 2010 Asian Games.

    Nitchaon Jindapol

  • Praveen Jordan

    Internationally known doubles player who has competed for the badminton club PB. Djarum. He got recognized with partner Vita Marissa after winning several international tournaments. He went on to represent his country for the national team with partner Debby Susanto.

    Praveen Jordan

  • Gail Emms

    English badminton player who won the mixed doubles title at the BWF World Championships as well as the Commonwealth Games in 2006. She won a silver medal representing England at the 2004 Summer Olympics and retired from the sport shortly after participating in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

    Gail Emms

  • Zhang Jun

    Chinese badminton player and two-time Olympic gold medalist who competed at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens games.

    Zhang Jun

  • Debby Susanto

    Badminton player specializing in doubles who has been ranked as one of the top 10 double players in the world during her illustrious career. She has taken home gold medals at tournaments like the 2013 and 2015 Southeast Asian Games.

    Debby Susanto

  • Zhao Yunlei

    Chinese badminton player who won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in mixed doubles and women's doubles.

    Zhao Yunlei

  • Goh Liu Ying

    Badminton player who, alongside longtime partner Chan Peng Soon, has consistently been ranked among the world's best doubles players during her illustrious career. She is the winner of numerous tournaments, including the 2010 Badminton Asia Championships and the 2016 New Zealand Open.

    Goh Liu Ying