Goh Jin Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong surge up BWF rankings

For such a small body, Goh Jin Wei has a strong badminton instinct.

Kuala Lumpur: There wasn’t much movement atop the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, with Chen Long, Saina Nehwal, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei holding their places as world No. 1 in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles respectively.For such a small body, Goh Jin Wei has a strong badminton instinct.

The biggest move inside the women’s singles top 200 came from Malaysia’s Goh Jin Wei who climbed 39 spots to world No. 144. The 15-year-old shuttler who scooped up 2015 Belgian International on September 12 and Vietnam International Series titles on October fourth handed a much needed morale-boost for the Malaysian team as they are in search of best and brightest young talent in badminton.

Inside the men’s doubles top 50, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong who reached the Thailand Open final last Sunday, zoomed up the charts from 41 to 31. If Koo/Tan can consistently produce good results, they have good chance to overtake World No. 14 Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong as Malaysia’s highest ranked pair in BWF rankings.

Former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei dropped one spot to 25 in men’s singles.

The latest top five BWF rankings are as follows:

Men’s Singles:
1. Chen Long
2. Jan O Jorgensen
3. Lin Dan
4. Kento Momota
5. Kidambi Srikanth

Women’s Singles:
1. Saina Nehwal
2. Carolina Marin
3. Sung Ji Hyun
4. Tai Tzu Ying
5. Wang Shixian

Men’s Doubles:
1. Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong
2. Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan
3. Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan
4. Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen
5. Hiroyuki Endo/ Kenichi Hayakawa

Women’s Doubles:
1. Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi
2. Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (f)
3. Luo Ying/Luo Yu
4. Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen
5. Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii

Mixed Doubles:
1. Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei
2. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir
3. Xu Chen/Ma Jin
4. Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin
5. Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen


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