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Asian Games 2018 News: Top badminton Players to Watch Out For

By: Srishty Sharon
Date: 19 Aug, 2018
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The badminton aficionados around the world have been desperately waiting for the curtain raiser moment of the Asian Games 2018. The Asiad is held at Jakarta, Indonesia where players from distinct disciplines and sports are all set to participate. The battle is also joined by many top-shuttlers of the world. The Indian powerhouse is no lesser than any other international players.  Here is a list of the top badminton players at the Asian Games 2018.


Kento Momota

The extremely outstanding and super talented shuttler from Japan, Kento Momota has definitely a higher level of the game, which everyone should watch out for. Momota has been performing exceptionally and this year he has won 4 titles including the BWF World Championships title at Nanjing China. He plays with explosive movements blended with unpredictable style. Watching his play will be definitely delightful.


Srikanth Kidambi

The tremendous Indian shuttler is at the 8th spot in the World ranking. The Commonwealth Games Silver medalist has been struggling at a moment to find consistency, but he surely has the capability to overpower any odd that comes in his way to success. The former world No 1 can perform great in the Asian Games. His aggressive playing fashion at the court is enough for him to collect titles.


Lin Dan

The exceptionally well performer Lin Dan hails from China, the country which is currently very progressive in the sport. The five-time world champion, two-time Olympic champion and six-time winner of All England Open, Lin Dan is like a king of badminton. He is great at playing the off-balance and for him, playing risky shots is a cup of tea. The 34-year-old shuttler has significant playing style and has fans all around the world, waiting to see him, smashing on the court.


Fernaldi Gideon

The Indonesian shuttler has Fernaldi Gideon is recognized as one of the most eminent and outstanding players. He has flaunted tremendously stunning performances over the years. He has bagged a plenty of Gold medals in many tournaments. Last year, he won gold in 7 tournaments out of 9 and owned silver in the rest of 2. With a great start of 2018, he has already conquered 4 titles and the Asian Games title rests as his next target. The level of the game, a shuttler can play, can only be imagined. However, it will be amazing to watch his marvellous performance and incredibly aggressive shots on the court.


H.S Prannoy

Prannoy is the dare-devil of the Indian badminton team. He has ventured against many top-class shuttlers including Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei and made a record winning over these badminton legends. Prannoy has been performing consistently and the Indian beast can overcome any odds to execute a better game. The first Indian to bag Yonex U.S Open title has the capability to do more than one can anticipate. Undoubtedly, Prannoy can haul fine execution at the Asian Games 2018.


Tai Tzu Ying

Ying is a Taiwanese badminton player who has made astounding records since the beginning. She is also the youngest no 1 in the history of Taiwan. Ying has been a dauntless performer explicitly. She is currently World No 1 in the BWF ranking and with her spontaneous and unpredictable style of play; she has always been on a roll. The five super series winner, Ying has fantastic techniques to play disguise shots. She is definitely a player to watch for at the 2018 Asiad.


PV Sindhu

The Olympic queen of India, PV Sindhu has greater chances to showcase her dauntless performance at the Asian Games. She has been consistently performing amazingly and in the past few tournaments, she finished as the runner-up and this time, there are higher chances for the World No 3, to bestow her best at the Asian Games 2018. Sindhu has been leaving her traces of her celebrated victories. She is a strong claimant of the tournament and it will be delightful and thrilling to see her smashing shots on the courts of Indonesia.


Akane Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi is another absolute player from Japan, who has been giving consistently amazing performances. The shuttler won a Bronze at the World Championships, Nanjing that concluded recently. She has also showcased impressive performance at the All England Open and won the German Open. At the age of 21, she plays rallies very seriously with a great potential. Yamaguchi has an immense capability to flaunt A-class performance. Her fans cannot afford to miss the chance of watching her playing in style at the Asian Games 2018.


Saina Nehwal

There are multiple milestones set by the Superstar badminton player Saina Nehwal. The World No 10 is the only Indian badminton player to win at least a single medal in every BWF major events for individuals. Saina is one of the most successful and celebrated sportspersons of India. In the upcoming battles at the Asian Games, she is definitely among the players, whose performance you cannot handle to miss. With her smashes and shots, she makes any game more thrilling and interesting.


Sayaka Hirota

The 24-year-old badminton player from Japan will surely give a tough competition to many other women Single‚Äôs shuttlers at the Asiad 2018. Hirota plays the attacking game and she has gained an excellent expertise in it. The player can research about her opponent on the court and play according to the strategy. The doubles specialist has recently won the Asian Championships title and the latest BWF World Championships at Nanjing. She is in a phenomenal form nowadays, and the gameplay of the shuttler will be worth watching. 


Chen Qingchen

The Chinese badminton player, Qingchen is a doubles specialist. The doubles shuttler knows how to play powerful and aggressive smashes. She is swifter on the court and gives minimum chances to her opponents. With her robust mental strength and absolutely flattering companionship, her gameplay will be worth watching at the Asian Games 2018. 


These are the shuttlers, you should watch out for this season at the Asian Games'18.Whose game are you waiting to watch? Let us know in the comment section below. For more updates on Asian Games 2018, stay tuned to GoBadminton!

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