Chong Wei maintains 2nd spot in latest BWF world rankings

leechongweiKUALA LUMPUR: National badminton ace Lee Chong Wei has retained the second position for the 9th straight month in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings released today.

According to BWF website, www.bwfbadminton.com, Chong Wei amassed 76,924 points after playing 13 tournaments.

The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist has remained in second spot since July last year.

Reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kept his spot with 79,580 points and two-time world champion Chen Long of China kept his third spot with 74,216 points.

Meanwhile, national mixed doubles pair, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai, broke into the top 10 for the first time following their stellar performance in the back-to-back Malaysia Masters and Indonesia Masters tournaments.

They jumped two rungs by accumulating 53,082 points while their teammates, Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing, dropped one rung to the 11th spot with 52,780 points.

Another Malaysian pair, Chan Peng Soon-Cheah Yee See, fell two rungs to the 22nd spot with 38,690 points.

In the men’s doubles, Rio Olympics silver medallist Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong dropped two rungs to the 15th spot with 46,033 points.

Their teammates, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi, rose one rung to the 22nd spot with 42,045 points.

Two national women’s singles players – Soniia Cheah and Goh Jin Wei — also remained in 27th and 30th spot, with 35,503 and 34,536 points respectively, while Lee Ying Ying dropped one rung to 47th spot with 27,511 points.

The rankings are released by BWF on a weekly basis.