Beiwen Zhang is one of the most accomplished United States professional badminton players. She has a record of 290 wins and 170 losses. Beiwen Zhang has made over $250,000 in prize awards from her winnings. Zhang currently has a world ranking of 9.
Also to know is, why USA is not good at badminton?
So why is Badminton less popular in the US? Badminton’s lack of popularity in the US accounts to; a lack of media coverage, a smaller player base, limited earning potential as an athlete, absence of well known relatable players, rare success in the sport at the top level and cultural history of sports in the US.
Keeping this in view, who are the famous players in badminton?
- PV Sindhu.
- Saina Nehwal.
- Jwala Gutta.
- Kidambi Srikanth.
- Jan O Jorgensen.
- B. Sai Praneeth.
- Ajay Jayaram.
- Carolina Marin.
Where is badminton most popular?
Whilst badminton is a minority sport in the US it is widely played in Britain, Denmark, Sweden, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and several other countries. Britain alone has 4 million players, about 8% of the population. As a spectator sport it is very popular in the far east.
BWF World Rankings
|RANK||COUNTRY / TERRITORY||PLAYER|
|2||TPE||CHOU Tien Chen|
|Rank||Sport||Primary Sphere of Influence|
|1||Soccer (Association Football)||Globally|
|2||Cricket||UK and Commonwealth|
|3||Hockey (Ice and Field)||Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia|
By no doubt, American football is the most popular sport in the United States. Simply, it garners 37% of the population, claiming it to be their favorite sport in the States. In the meantime, it is also recorded to gain the highest number of live audiences in the stadium with 67,591 than any other league.
Is Lin Dan on the decline or is it the start of something new? Born in Fujiyan China, Lin Dan (or Super Dan as his fans appropriately call him), is considered as the greatest of all players to have ever played the game of badminton.
PV Sindhu, the Rio 2016 silver and Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist, has a career-best ranking of world No. 2 in women’s singles. Saina Nehwal is the first Indian badminton player to become world No. 1.
|Lin Dan 林丹|
|Born||14 October 1983 Longyan, Fujian, China|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|