Badminton is a kind of sport that requires one to move around a lot while on the field. It is a sport that requires utmost attention while playing it. If anytime in between the game one loses awareness as to what is going on, it may lead to injuries as the ball may hit the player, also the player might miss a chance to hit the ball back. Thus, this game requires not just the physical presence but the player should focus on the game thoroughly mentally.
Badminton is a sport that is very common among females. There are many top level female badminton players around the world who have showcased great form while playing the game. They have become an epitome of great play for many youngsters out there. Let’s look into 5 such ladies who made a mark in their career:
Top 5 Female Badminton Players
1. Tai Tzu Ying
She is one of the finest badminton players of Taiwan. In the year 2011, Ying won herself the title of Taiwanese ranking, at the time being as young as 16 years and 6 months old. Thus, that makes her the youngest number one player from her country, Taiwan. She is currently ranked fifth, however, her highest ever ranking in females badminton has been 4th
2. Wang Shixian
Born on 13th February, 1990, Shixian is a badminton player from China and was the former number one World champion in women’s singles. She has managed to earn 16 individual titles to herself, and is currently ranked fifth in the world rankings.
3. Li Xuerui
She is a female badminton player again from the country of China. She has been known as one the finest and most successful players of her time. As of the year 2015, Xuerui has been ranked number three in the women’s singles and the reigning Olympic Champion. She has won for herself 21 individual titles.
4. Sania Nehwal
Sania Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who is currently ranked at the second position in the world by the BWF Women’s Singles 2015. She is highly recognised as she was known to be the first Indian to receive a medal at the Olympics. She achieved this feat by winning the bronze medal. She is also the first Indian after Prakash Padukone and the first Indian women to become number one in the World.
5. Carlina Martin
She is a badminton player from Spain who is currently ranked number one in the World by the Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015. She became the world champion in women’s single in the year 2014 and 2015. She has also won 18 individual titles to herself, making her top the list!
Thus, there are many great players who have emerged from the game of badminton. They have not just done their countries proud, but have not failed to act as a beacon of hope to every girl aspiring to be like them some day. Their exceptional gameplay has never failed to leave anyone in awe.