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Active World Champions

Discussion in 'World Championships 2014' started by 2cents, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. 2cents

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    Considering one world champ per year for each event, surprisingly not many active world champions (including Olympics)

    MS:

    Lin Dan (06, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13) 7 times
    Chen Jin (10) 1 time
    Chen Long (14) 1 time

    Note:
    (1) Lin Dan got 7 times world champs! Phenomenal ! This record can hardly be better except by Lin Dan himself!
    (2) All Chinese
    (3) Lee ChongWei might be the closest to the WC, here're his records:
    2006: LCW lost to Bao CL (QF)......... Champion: Lin Dan
    2007: LCW lost to Sony (3rd Round). Champion: Lin Dan
    2008: LCW lost to Lin Dan (Final)..... Champion: Lin Dan
    2009: LCW lost to Sony (QF)........... Champion: Lin Dan
    2010: LCW lost to Taufik (QF)......... Champion: Chen Jin
    2011: LCW lost to Lin Dan (Final)..... Champion: Lin Dan
    2012: LCW lost to Lin Dan (Final)..... Champion: Lin Dan
    2013: LCW lost to Lin Dan (Final)...... Champion: Lin Dan
    2014: LCW lost to Chen Long (Final). Champion: Chen Long
    Amazing Lee Chong Wei, always entered final after 2011 !
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    WS:

    Wang Yihan (11) 1 time
    Li Xuerui (12) 1 time
    Inthanon (13) 1 time
    Marin (14) 1 time

    Note:
    (1) Unexpectedly, most past world champions have been retired,
    Xie Xingfang (05, 06) , Zhu Lin (07) , Zhang Ning (08), Lu Lan ( 09 ), Wang Lin ( 10) all those Chinese champions retired.
    Xie XF's husband Lin Dan ( the same year world champion) still playing
    (2) The WS champion seems to be the most unpredictable
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    MD:

    Cai Yun (06, 09, 10, 11, 12) 5 times
    Fu Haifeng (06, 09, 10, 11, 12) 5 times
    Setiawan (07, 08, 13) 3 times
    M Kido (07, 08) 2 times
    M Ahsan (13) 1 time
    Ko Sunghyun (14) 1 time
    Shin Baekcheol (14) 1 time

    Note:
    (1) Cai Yun/Fu HF dominates
    (2) Where's Lee YD ? the highly regarded the most talented MD player without any championship ring.
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    WD:

    Yu Yang (08, 10, 11, 13) 4 times
    Du Jing (08, 10) 2 times
    Wang Xiaoli (11, 13) 2 times
    Zhao Yunlei (12, 14) 2 times
    Tian Qing (12, 14) 2 times

    Note:
    (1) All Chinese
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    XD:

    Lilyana Natsir (05, 07, 13) 3 times
    Zhang Nan (11, 12, 14) 3 times
    Zhao Yunlei (11, 12, 14) 3 times
    K R Juhl (09) 1 time
    Lee Yongdae (08) 1 time
    Tontowi Ahmad (13) 1 time

    Note:
    (1) Amazing Natsir leading in the list with ZN and ZYL.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
    #1 2cents, Sep 16, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  2. latecomer

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    It is not surprising at all. There just isn't enough money . The same can be said re swimming, running, gymnastic, diving, to name a few. Injuries is another factor also.
     

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