INDONESIANS TOP ALL WORLD RANKING LISTS
by Mike Grossman (with files from YANG YANG Badminton Equipment)
December 2, 1996 (New Shuttlenws) - Indonesian badminton players are
ranked first in all five events in the November monthend world ranking
lists from the International Badminton Federation.
Veteran Joko Suprianto continues to be the top men's singles player
while the youthful Mia Audina is first among the women singles players.
Denny Kantono and Antonius Iriantho are the best in men's doubles with
Isoliana Indarti and Denyana Lomban topping the women's doubles list.
In mixed doubles, Tri Kusharyanto and Minarti Timur hold down the top
Despite Suprianto's top billing, no country dominates the men's singles
rankings with the top ten spots split between China with 3, Denmark,
Indonesia and Malaysia with 2 apiece, and Chinese Taipei with 1.
In women's singles, China is the dominant country with 5 of the top
ten, followed by Indonesia with 3. Denmark and Korea have 1 top ten
Indonesia though dominates men's doubles with 4 of the top ten spots
occupied by Indonesian pairs. China holds down two top ten places, while
Denmark, Korea, Malaysia and Russia have one each.
In women's doubles, Denmark has three of the ten top placings. China and
Indonesia have two apiece, while England, Korea and the surprising
Netherlands (Eline Coene and Erica van den Heuvel) have one each.
Mixed doubles top placings are split between Denmark, England, Indonesia,
and Sweden with 2 each in the top ten. China and Korea have one apiece.
The top Europeans are all from Denmark: Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen (men's
singles number 2), Camilla Martin (women's singles number 4), Jon
Holst-Christensen and Thomas Lund (men's doubles number 8), Marlene
Thomsen and Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen (women's doubles number 3), and
the mixed doubles pair of Michael Sogaard and Rikke Olsen (number 2).
The top Pan-Americans are all from Canada: Iain Sydie (men's singles
number 45), Denyse Julien (women's singles number 35), Elma and Moira
Ong (women's doubles number 27), and the team of Darryl Yung and Denyse
Julien (mixed doubles number 24). In men's doubles, there were no
pairs from the Pan-American region in the top 50 list.
The best players from Oceania include Murray Hocking of Australia (men's
singles number 89), Lisa Campbell (women's singles number 66), Rhona
Robertson and Tammy Jenkins of New Zealand (women's doubles number 26),
and the Australian mixed doubles team of Peter Blackburn and Rhonda Cator
(number 25). Like the Pan-Americans, Oceania did not have any men's
doubles pairs in the top 50 list.
As in previous rankings, no player from an African association has gained
a spot in the top 100 lists for singles or the top 50 lists for doubles.
The sole American making it to the November monthend top player listings
is Kevin Han (men's singles number 68).
The top ten list for each event:
1. Joko Suprianto - Indonesia 333.22 points 2. Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen - Denmark 291.27 3. Rashid Sidek - Malaysia 285.54 4. Dong Jiong - China 271.08 5. Ong Ewe Hock - Malaysia 259.04 6. Sun Jun - China 255.20 7. Fung Permadi - Chinese Taipei 254.72 8. Allan Budikusuma - Indonesia 235.74 9. Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen - Denmark 230.77 10. Chen Gang - China 217.13
1. Mia Audina - Indonesia 344.16 points 2. Susi Susanti - Indonesia 310.74 3. Wang Chen - China 287.70 4. Camilla Martin - Denmark 268.66 5. Ye Zhaoying - China 264.49 6. Zeng Yaqiong - China 258.96 7. Gong Zhichao - China 253.04 8. Zhang Ning - China 251.84 9. Kim Ji Hyun - Korea 246.00 10. Meiluawati - Indonesia 241.28
1. Denny Kantono/Antonius Iriantho - Indonesia 334.08 points 2. Ricky Subagja/Rexy Mainaky - Indonesia 330.85 3. Cheah Soon Kit/Yap Kim Hock - Malaysia 326.83 4. Tony Gunawan/Rudy Wijaya - Indonesia 261.51 5. Chandra Wijaya/Sigit Budiarto - Indonesia 258.50 6. Liu Yong/Zhang Wei - China 253.35 7. Kang Kyung Jin/Ha Tae Kwon - Korea 248.10 8. Jon Holst-Christensen/Thomas Lund - Denmark 247.11 9. Andreij Antropov/Nikolaj Zuev - Russia 225.00 10. Tao Xiaoqiang/Ge Cheng - China 219.78
1. Isoliana Indarti/Denyana Lomban - Indonesia 336.12 points 2. Eliza/Rosiana Zelin - Indonesia 314.18 3. Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen/Marlene Thomsen - Denmark 295.08 4. Qin Yiyuan/Tang Yongshu - China 281.50 5. Ge Fei/Gu Jun - China 281.05 6. Helene Kirkegaard/Rikke Olsen - Denmark 274.36 7. Lotte Olsen/Ann Jorgensen - Denmark 219.45 8. Julie Bradbury/Joanne (Wright) Goode - England 216.16 9. Eline Coene/Erica van den Heuvel - Netherlands 202.17 10. Gil Young Ah/Jang Hye Ock - Korea 200.56
1. Tri Kusharyanto/Minarti Timur - Indonesia 333.35 points 2. Michael Sogaard/Rikke Olsen - Denmark 299.86 3. Nimpele Flandy/Rosalina Riseu - Indonesia 283.80 4. Chen Xingdong/Peng Xingyong - China 259.98 5. Park Joo Bong/Ra Kyung Min - Korea 242.48 6. Simon Archer/Julie Bradbury - England 233.07 7. Jan-Eric Antonsson/Astrid Crabo - Sweden 219.87 8. Thomas Stavngaard/Ann Jorgensen - Denmark 218.65 9. Nick Ponting/Joanne (Wright) Goode - England 218.13 10. Peter Axelsson/Catrine Bengtsson - Sweden 209.32
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