One of the Chinese media, Sports China, seemed displeased with the neglect of the names of the men’s doubles pair, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng. Interestingly, they even quipped the men’s doubles pair from Indonesia, Kevin Sanjaya and Marcus Gideon.
For information, recently the World Badminton Federation, BWF has indeed released a list of the best badminton athletes in the last decade for various categories.
So, for the Men’s Doubles Category, Indonesian doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya and Marcus Gideon made it into the top eight list. Apart from The Minions, there are some familiar names on the list. Here are more details.
8. Jung Jae-sung
7. Ko Sung-hyun
6. Hendra Setiawan
5. Yoo Yeon-seong
4. Carsten Mogensen
3. Mathias Boe
2. Kevin Sanjaya / Marcus Gideon
1. Lee Yong-Dae
First place, Lee Yong-Dae is a badminton player from South Korea who has collected 30 titles throughout his career in men’s doubles. The 30 titles include 3 BWF World Tour titles, 37 Super Series titles and 11 Grand Prix titles.
What is in the spotlight of the Chinese media is the absence of the names of their flagship men’s doubles pair, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng. This fact then made one of the media there, Sports China seem unacceptable.
They consider the pair to have performed well enough so far by winning silver and gold medals at the Olympics and becoming World Champion 4 times.
It’s just that what sounds strange is the Media’s allusion to the Kevin / Marcus pair. Sports China considers that the pair Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng are more worthy of being on the list than The Minions.
They admit that Kevin / Marcus has won 30 titles, but not even once they won a world title.
Indeed, currently the big homework for Indonesia’s best men’s doubles pair, Kevin / Marcus, is to win the World Champion. After failing in 2019, maybe 2021 will be an opportunity for The Minions to become world champions.