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Axelsen closes 2017 as no. 1 (Photo: Badminton Europe)
Axelsen closes 2017 as no. 1
Date: 12/28/2017 3:24 PM
Published by : Lilit Poghosyan
As the year 2017 comes to its end, the last world ranking list was published today. 

Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen keeps his no. 1 position on men’s singles world ranking list as the year 2017 comes to its end. The 2017 World champion stays on the same position for the 14th week now with 79580 points. 

Axelsen has 2656 more points than Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei occupying the second position on the same list. In addition, Axelsen got 11.000 ranking points after winning Dubai World Superseries Final.

Denmark’s European silver medalist Anders Antonsen closes the year as world no. 12. 

Read: New ranking positions for Europeans

Women’s singles

Carolina Marin (Spain) keeps her position as no. 4 on women’s singles world ranking list with 74967 points. She has been staying on this position for the 6th week. Marin is 4219 points away from India’s Pusarla V. Sindhu who occupies position no. 3.

Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour ends the year with position no. 16 on the same list. With titles in Austrian Open (1st place), Orleans International (1st place), Yonex Canada Open (2nd place), Yonex US Open (3/4) and Scottish Open Grand Prix (1st place) the European 2017 silver medalist has 43997 points. 

Gilmour stays on the same position for the 4th consecutive week. In addition, she is just 2 spots away from her career-best result.

Denmark’s Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen are on position no. 2 for 14 weeks on men’s doubles world ranking list. The 2017 European champions have 82724 points. Their compatriots Mads-Conrad Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding occupy position no. 6. Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov end the year as no. 8.

Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen are world no. 3. The 2017 European Champions have 77708 points. After moving from position no. 11 to 10 and back several times this year, Bulgaria’s Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva end the year on position no. 12. 

Europe’s top mixed doubles players Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock end the year as no. 5 on mixed doubles world ranking list.         

See the full BWF ranking here
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