Wee Kiong-V Shem no longer world No. 1

PETALING JAYA: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong’s four-month reign as the world No. 1 men’s doubles pair is over.

In the latest ranking released by Badminton World Federation (BWF) yesterday, the Olympic silver medallists, who became the world No. 1 pair for the first time on Nov 10 last year, have dropped to second spot.

Their top position has been taken over by Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, who won the All-England title for the first time in Birmingham last week.

All-England mixed doubles runners-up Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, meanwhile, moved up two rungs to No. 6 while All-England champion Lee Chong Wei maintained his reign as the word No. 1 men’s singles player.

Men’s singles: 1. Lee Chong Wei (Mas) 86.953, 2. Jan
O Jorgensen (Den) 73.374, 3. Chen Long (Chn) 73.344,
4. Viktor Axelsen (Den) 72.144, 5. Son Wan-ho (Kor)
Selected: 28. Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin 38.399, 32.
Zulfadli Zulkiffli 36.660, 42. Chong Wei Feng 31.591, 53.
Liew Daren 27.500, 97. Soong Joo Ven 17.165.
Men’s doubles: 1. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin
Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Ina) 73.051, 2. Goh V Shem-Tan
Wee Kiong (Mas) 72.457, 3. Takeshi Kamura-Keigo
Sonoda (Jpn) 70.025, 4. Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (Chn)
69.898, 5. Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den)
Selected: 24. Teo Ee Yi-Ong Yew Sin 35.525, 33. Hoon
Thien How-Teo Kok Siang 31.190, 43. Goh Sze Fei-Nur
Izzuddin Rumsani 26.211, 49. Chooi Kah Ming-Low
Juan Shen 22.740, 55. Tan Chee Tean-Tan Wee Gieen
Women’s singles: 1. Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) 87.911, 2.
Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) 74.026, 3. Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn)
73.979, 4. Carolina Marin (Spa) 73.814, 5. P.V. Sindhu
(Ind) 71.599.
Selected: 31. Goh Jin Wei 33.496, 43. Soniia Cheah
28.580, 56. Ho Yen Mei 24.017, 59. Lee Ying Ying
23.871, 83, Lim Yin Fun 19.040.
Women’s doubles: 1. Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka
Takahashi (Jpn) 94.023, 2. Kamilla Rytter Juhl-Christinna
Pedersen (Den) 82.002, 3. Jung Kyung-eun-Shin Seungchan
(Kor) 78.354, 4. Chang Ye-na-Lee So-hee (Kor)
76.304, 5. Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) 71.613.
Selected: 11. Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo 50.047, 22.
Lee Meng Yean-Chow Mei Kuan 34.974, 25. Lim Yin
Loo-Yap Cheng Wen 32.091, 45. Amelia Anscelly-Teoh
Mei Xing 20.500.
Mixed doubles: 1. Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn)
82,622, 2. Ko Sung-hyun-Kim Ha-na (Kor) 77.490, 3.
Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) 76.430, 4. Lu Kai-
Huang Yaqiong (Chn) 73.300.
Selected: 6. Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying 67.760, 9.
Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing 54.740, 32. Goh Soon Huat-
Shevon Lai Jemie 27.442.

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