Kevin/Marcus log 200 weeks at world rank 1 –

Badminton News: Indonesian men’s doubles duo, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo / Marcus Fernaldi Gideon have successfully set a record as the first men’s doubles duo to be able to maintain world number 1 for 200 consecutive weeks in the latest ranking published by the Federation Badminton World Championship (BWF) on Wednesday (1/6).

The pair dubbed The Minions are now firmly No. 1 in the world even though Kevin/Marcus have been absent from recent tournaments after Marcus Gideon had surgery in early April.

This week, Kevin/Marcus are still ranked 1st in the world with 111,827 points, 7,477 points behind Japanese world number 2, Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi, while Ahsan/Hendra are still ranked 3rd in the world with 104,195 points .

The first time Kevin/Marcus was ranked world number one was on March 16, 2017 after winning the 2017 All England.

Kevin/Marcus’ performance had its ups and downs battling it out for 1st place with the Chinese pair, Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen and the Danish pair, Boe/Mogensen. After this battle, Marcus/Kevin finally returned to 1st place on September 28, 2017 after the 2017 Japan Open. Then, their record is unbreakable to this day.

Meanwhile, the world number 4 is still inhabited by Tokyo 2022 Olympic champion, Lee Yang/Wang Chi Lin with 101,668 points, followed by the Japanese pair, Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda who are ranked 5th in the world with 84,503 points. .

The duo from Malaysia, Aaron Chia / SOh Wooi Yik (6 in the world) with 81,948 points, the duo from Indonesia Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto (7 in the world) with 81,505 points, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty from India ( 8 in the world) with 80,016 points, Kim Astrup / Anders Skaruup Rasmussen (9 in the world) with 76,819 points, and the pair Ong Yew Sin / Teo EE Yi with 72,490 points.

Article tags: Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, BWF

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