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Like any other human, badminton players come in all shapes and sizes. However, it is still interesting to see what attributes the best badminton players in the world have. One particular attribute that is discussed over and over again is a badminton player’s height. In this post, I analyzed the height of the top 50 players in each badminton event to give you a data driven answer as to what the average height is of top badminton players.

The average height of a badminton player across all events is 173.5 cm (5 feet 8 inches). The most common heights in badminton are 168 cm (5 feet 6 inches) and 175 cm (5 feet 9 inches).

CategoryAverage (cm)Median (cm)Mode (cm)Standard Deviation (cm)Sample Size
Men’s Singles178.71791786.149
Women’s Singles168.2169163, 1685.749
Men’s Doubles179.5180175850
Women’s Doubles168.31681724.949
Mixed Doubles172.71701868.549
Overall173.5172168, 1758.3246
CategoryAverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
Men’s Singles5 feet 10 inches5 feet 10 inches5 feet 10 inches2.4 inches49
Women’s Singles5 feet 6 inches5 feet 7 inches5 feet 4 inches, 5 feet 6 inches2.2 inches49
Men’s Doubles5 feet 11 inches5 feet 11 inches5 feet 9 inches3.1 inches50
Women’s Doubles5 feet 6 inches5 feet 6 inches5 feet 8 inches1.9 inches49
Mixed Doubles5 feet 8 inches5 feet 7 inches6 feet 1 inch3.3 inches49
Overall5 feet 8 inches5 feet 8 inches5 feet 6 inches, 5 feet 9 inches3.2 inches246

The full badminton data is provided at the bottom of the post.

What is the Average Height of a Male Badminton Player?

The average height of a male badminton player is 179.1 cm (5 feet 11 inches). This includes male players in the men’s singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles events combined. I took all the male players in the top 50 world rankings as of 9/14/2021 to get this data.

AverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
179.1 cm180 cm175, 180 cm6.9 cm124
5 feet 11 inches5 feet 11 inches5 feet 9 inches, 5 feet 11 inches2.7 inches124

What is the Average Height of a Female Badminton Player?

The average height of a female badminton player is 167.8 cm (5 feet 6 inches). This includes female players in the women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles events combined. I took all the female players in the top 50 world rankings as of 9/14/2021 to get this data.

AverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
167.8 cm168 cm168 cm5.3 cm122
5 feet 6 inches5 feet 6 inches5 feet 6 inches2.1 inches122
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What is the Average Height of a Men’s Singles Badminton Player?

The average height of a men’s singles badminton player is 178.7 cm (5 feet 10 inches). I took all the players in the top 50 world rankings of men’s singles as of 9/14/2021 to get this data.

AverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
178.7 cm179 cm178 cm6.1 cm49
5 feet 10 inches5 feet 10 inches5 feet 10 inches2.4 inches49

What is the Average Height of a Women’s Singles Badminton Player?

The average height of a women’s singles badminton player is 168.2 cm (5 feet 7 inches). I took all the players in the top 50 world rankings of women’s singles as of 9/14/2021 to get this data.

AverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
168.2 cm169 cm163, 168 cm5.7 cm49
5 feet 6 inches5 feet 7 inches5 feet 4 inches, 5 feet 6 inches2.2 inches49

What is the Average Height of a Men’s Doubles Badminton Player?

The average height of a men’s doubles badminton player is 179.5cm (5 feet 11 inches). I took all the players in the top 50 world rankings of men’s doubles as of 9/14/2021 to get this data.

AverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
179.5 cm180 cm175 cm8.0 cm50
5 feet 11 inches5 feet 11 inches5 feet 9 inches3.1 inches50

What is the Average Height of a Women’s Doubles Badminton Player?

The average height of a women’s doubles badminton player is 168.3 cm (5 feet 6 inches). I took all the players in the top 50 world rankings of women’s doubles as of 9/14/2021 to get this data.

AverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
168.3 cm168 cm172 cm4.9 cm49
5 feet 6 inches5 feet 6 inches5 feet 8 inches1.9 inches49

What is the Average Height of a Mixed Doubles Badminton Player?

The average height of a mixed doubles badminton player is 172.7 cm (5 feet 7 inches). The average height of a female mixed doubles badminton player is 166.2 cm (5 feet 5 inches). The average height of a male mixed doubles badminton player is 179 cm (5 feet 10 inches). I took all the players in the top 50 world rankings of mixed doubles as of 9/14/2021 to get this data.

CategoryAverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
Overall172.7 cm170 cm186 cm8.5 cm49
Female166.2 cm165.5 cm165, 166 cm4.9 cm24
Male179 cm180 cm186 cm6.1 cm25
CategoryAverageMedianModeStandard DeviationSample Size
Overall5 feet 8 inches5 feet 7 inches6 feet 1 inch3.3 inches49
Female5 feet 5 inches5 feet 5 inches5 feet 5 inches2 inches24
Male5 feet 10 inches5 feet 11 inches6 feet 1 inch2 inches25

Who is the Tallest Badminton Player?

The tallest badminton player is Mads Pieler Kolding at 205 cm (6 feet 9 inches). From my sample size though, which consists of the top 50 players of each badminton event as of 9/14/2021, the tallest badminton player is Vladimir Ivanovat 197 cm (6 feet 6 inches).

Who is the Shortest Badminton Player?

The shortest badminton player is Fitriani Fitriani at 155 cm (5 feet 1 inch). Close seconds are Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi who are at 156 cm (5 feet 1 inch) and are both currently in the top 5 ranked women’s singles players in the world.

Men’s Singles

Ranking as of 9/14/2021

RankingPlayerHeight in CentimetersHeight in Feet
1Kento MOMOTA1755 feet 9 inches
2Viktor AXELSEN1946 feet 4 inches
3

Anders ANTONSEN
1836 feet
4CHOU Tien Chen1805 feet 11 inches
5Anthony Sinisuka GINTING1715 feet 7 inches
6CHEN Long1875 feet 2 inches
7Jonatan CHRISTIE1795 feet 10 inches
8LEE Zii Jia1866 feet 1 inch
9NG Ka Long Angus1815 feet 11 inches
10SHI Yu Qi1846 feet
11WANG Tzu Wei1785 feet 10 inches
12Rasmus GEMKE1856 feet 1 inch
13Kanta TSUNEYAMA1735 feet 8 inches
14

KIDAMBI Srikanth
1785 feet 10 inches
15SAI PRANEETH B.1765 feet 9 inches
16Kenta NISHIMOTO1805 feet 11 inches
17LEE Cheuk Yiu1785 feet 10 inches
18Kantaphon WANGCHAROEN1735 feet 8 inches
19Shesar Hiren RHUSTAVITO1705 feet 7 inches
20Hans-Kristian Solberg VITTINGHUS1805 feet 11 inches
21LIN Dan1785 feet 10 inches
22Jan O JORGENSEN1856 feet 1 inch
23Mark CALJOUW1846 feet
24Lakshya SEN1795 feet 10 inches
25Kunlavut VITIDSARN1735 feet 8 inches
26Sitthikom THAMMASIN1856 feet 1 inch
27LU Guang ZuUnknown
28Sameer VERMA1705 feet 7 inches
29HUANG Yu Xiang1805 feet 11 inches
30PRANNOY H. S.1785 feet 10 inches
31PARUPALLI Kashyap1715 feet 7 inches
32

Tommy SUGIARTO
1755 feet 9 inches
33Toma Junior POPOV1966 feet 5 inches
34HEO Kwanghee1805 feet 11 inches
35LIEW Daren1785 feet 10 inches
36Sourabh VERMA1785 feet 10 inches
37Brice LEVERDEZ1805 feet 11 inches
38Khosit PHETPRADAB1685 feet 6 inches
39ZHAO Jun Peng1856 feet 1 inch
40LOH Kean Yew1755 feet 9 inches
41Thomas ROUXEL1725 feet 8 inches
42

Koki WATANABE
1655 feet 5 inches
43Brian YANG1805 feet 11 inches
44Tanongsak SAENSOMBOONSUK1795 feet 10 inches
45Kevin CORDON1826 feet
46Jason Anthony HO-SHUE1826 feet
47Misha ZILBERMAN1715 feet 7 inches
48WONG Wing Ki Vincent1826 feet
49

SUN Fei Xiang
1755 feet 9 inches
50Ygor COELHO1785 feet 10 inches

Women’s Singles

Ranking as of 9/14/2021

RankingPlayerHeight in CentimetersHeight in Feet
1TAI Tzu Ying1635 feet 4 inches
2CHEN Yu Fei1715 feet 7 inches
3Nozomi OKUHARA1565 feet 1 inch
4Carolina MARIN1725 feet 8 inches
5Akane YAMAGUCHI1565 feet 1 inch
6Ratchanok INTANON1695 feet 7 inches
7PUSARLA V. Sindhu1795 feet 10 inches
8AN Seyoung1705 feet 7 inches
9HE Bing Jiao1695 feet 7 inches
10Pornpawee CHOCHUWONG1705 feet 7 inches
11Michelle LI1735 feet 8 inches
12Mia BLICHFELDT1725 feet 8 inches
13Busanan ONGBAMRUNGPHAN1685 feet 6 inches
14Beiwen ZHANG1695 feet 7 inches
15Sayaka TAKAHASHI1685 feet 6 inches
16SUNG Jihyun1755 feet 9 inches
17KIM Gaeun1725 feet 8 inches
18WANG Zhi Yi1705 feet 7 inches
19

Saina NEHWAL
1655 feet 5 inches
20Aya OHORI1695 feet 7 inches
21

Gregoria Mariska TUNJUNG
1665 feet 5 inches
22Evgeniya KOSETSKAYA1765 feet 9 inches
23Yvonne LI1715 feet 7 inches
24Line CHRISTOPHERSEN1765 feet 9 inches
25Nitchaon JINDAPOL1635 feet 4 inches
26Kirsty GILMOUR1685 feet 6 inches
27HAN Yue1685 feet 6 inches
28CAI Yan Yan1715 feet 7 inches
29Neslihan YIGIT1805 feet 11 inches
30YEO Jia Min1635 feet 4 inches
31Phittayaporn CHAIWAN1645 feet 5 inches
32CHEUNG Ngan Yi1685 feet 6 inches
33Supanida KATETHONG1635 feet 4 inches
34Soniia CHEAH1755 feet 9 inches
35Line Højmark KJAERSFELDT1745 feet 9 inches
36Iris WANG1605 feet 3 inches
37CHEN Xiao Xin1705 feet 7 inches
38Lianne TAN1635 feet 4 inches
39Julie Dawall JAKOBSEN1715 feet 7 inches
40Fitriani FITRIANI1555 feet 1 inch
41QI XuefeiUnknown
42Ruselli HARTAWAN1605 feet 3 inches
43PAI Yu Po1735 feet 8 inches
44ZHANG Yi Man1685 feet 6 inches
45Porntip BURANAPRASERTSUK1655 feet 5 inches
46Thuy Linh NGUYEN1635 feet 4 inches
47Sabrina JAQUET1695 feet 7 inches
48KIM Hyo Min1745 feet 9 inches
49Brittney TAM1675 feet 6 inches
50Saena KAWAKAMI1605 feet 3 inches

Men’s Doubles

Ranking as of 9/14/2021

RankingPlayerHeight in CentimetersHeight in Feet
1Marcus Fernaldi GIDEON1685 feet 6 inches
1Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO1705 feet 7 inches
2Hendra SETIAWAN1836 feet
2Mohammad AHSAN1735 feet 8 inches
3LEE Yang1785 feet 10 inches
3WANG Chi-Lin1886 feet 2 inches
4LI Jun Hui1956 feet 5 inches
4LIU Yu Chen1936 feet 4 inches
5Hiroyuki ENDO1715 feet 7 inches
5Yuta WATANABE1675 feet 6 inches
6Takeshi KAMURA1695 feet 7 inches
6Keigo SONODA1695 feet 7 inches
7Fajar ALFIAN1775 feet 10 inches
7Muhammad Rian ARDIANTO1755 feet 9 inches
8Aaron CHIA1685 feet 6 inches
8SOH Wooi Yik1856 feet 1 inch
9CHOI SolGyu1805 feet 11 inches
9SEO Seungjae1826 feet
10Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY1846 feet
10Chirag SHETTY1866 feet 1 inch
11Kim ASTRUP1856 feet 1 inch
11Anders Skaarup RASMUSSEN1896 feet 2 inches
12Marcus ELLIS1755 feet 9 inches
12Chris LANGRIDGE1765 feet 9 inches
13GOH V Shem1795 feet 10 inches
13TAN Wee Kiong1765 feet 9 inches
14Vladimir IVANOV1976 feet 6 inches
14Ivan SOZONOV1846 feet
15ONG Yew Sin1815 feet 11 inches
15TEO Ee Yi1745 feet 9 inches
16Takuro HOKI1655 feet 5 inches
16Yugo KOBAYASHI1755 feet 9 inches
17Mark LAMSFUSS1866 feet 1 inch
17Marvin SEIDEL1906 feet 3 inches
18HAN Cheng Kai1836 feet
18ZHOU Hao Dong1805 feet 11 inches
19Ben LANE1755 feet 9 inches
19Sean VENDY1815 feet 11 inches
20LIAO Min Chun1805 feet 11 inches
20SU Ching Heng1685 feet 6 inches
21HE Ji Ting1815 feet 11 inches
21TAN Qiang1755 feet 9 inches
22HUANG Kai Xiang1755 feet 9 inches
22LIU Cheng1846 feet
23LU Ching Yao1906 feet 3 inches
23YANG Po Han1655 feet 5 inches
24Mathias BOE1856 feet 1 inch
24Mads CONRAD-PETERSEN1866 feet 1 inch
25OU Xuan Yi1896 feet 2 inches
25ZHANG Nan1846 feet

Women’s Doubles

Ranking as of 9/14/2021

RankingPlayerHeight in CentimetersHeight in Feet
1Yuki FUKUSHIMA1645 feet 5 inches
1Sayaka HIROTA1705 feet 7 inches
2CHEN Qing Chen1645 feet 5 inches
2JIA Yi Fan1705 feet 7 inches
3Mayu MATSUMOTO1775 feet 10 inches
3Wakana NAGAHARA1685 feet 6 inches
4LEE Sohee1715 feet 7 inches
4SHIN Seungchan1735 feet 8 inches
5KIM Soyeong1735 feet 8 inches
5KONG Heeyong1665 feet 5 inches
6Greysia POLII1635 feet 4 inches
6Apriyani RAHAYU1635 feet 4 inches
7DU Yue1685 feet 6 inches
7LI Yin Hui1725 feet 8 inches
8Jongkolphan KITITHARAKUL1715 feet 7 inches
8Rawinda PRAJONGJAI1645 feet 5 inches
9CHANG Ye Na1725 feet 8 inches
9KIM Hyerin1715 feet 7 inches
10Nami MATSUYAMA1665 feet 5 inches
10Chiharu SHIDA1625 feet 4 inches
11CHOW Mei Kuan1615 feet 3 inches
11LEE Meng Yean1655 feet 5 inches
12Gabriela STOEVA1685 feet 6 inches
12Stefani STOEVA1735 feet 8 inches
13BAEK Ha Na1645 feet 5 inches
13JUNG Kyung Eun1725 feet 8 inches
14Chloe BIRCH1685 feet 6 inches
14Lauren SMITH1715 feet 7 inches
15LI Wen Mei1725 feet 8 inches
15ZHENG Yu1755 feet 9 inches
16Maiken FRUERGAARD1695 feet 7 inches
16Sara THYGESEN1725 feet 8 inches
17Selena PIEK1665 feet 5 inches
17Cheryl SEINEN1675 feet 6 inches
18Vivian HOO1655 feet 5 inches
18YAP Cheng Wen1545 feet 1 inch
19TAN PearlyUnknown
19THINAAH Muralitharan1645 feet 5 inches
20Rachel HONDERICH1755 feet 9 inches
20Kristen TSAI1675 feet 6 inches
21LIU Xuan Xuan1685 feet 6 inches
21XIA Yu Ting1725 feet 8 inches
22Ayako SAKURAMOTO1665 feet 5 inches
22Yukiko TAKAHATA1595 feet 3 inches
23Della Destiara HARIS1705 feet 7 inches
23Rizki Amelia PRADIPTA1715 feet 7 inches
24Puttita SUPAJIRAKUL1836 feet
24Sapsiree TAERATTANACHAI1695 feet 7 inches
25Emilie LEFEL1655 feet 5 inches
25Anne TRAN1675 feet 6 inches

Mixed Doubles

Ranking as of 9/14/2021

RankingPlayerSexHeight in CentimetersHeight in Feet
1ZHENG Si WeiM1755 feet 9 inches
1HUANG Ya QiongF1655 feet 5 inches
2WANG Yi LyuM1856 feet 1 inch
2HUANG Dong PingF1655 feet 5 inches
3Dechapol PUAVARANUKROHM1695 feet 7 inches
3Sapsiree TAERATTANACHAIF1695 feet 7 inches
4Praveen JORDANM1866 feet 1 inch
4Melati Daeva OKTAVIANTIF1685 feet 6 inches
5Yuta WATANABEM1675 feet 6 inches
5Arisa HIGASHINOF1605 feet 3 inches
6SEO SeungjaeM1826 feet
6CHAE YuJungF1625 feet 4 inches
7Marcus ELLISM1755 feet 9 inches
7Lauren SMITHF1715 feet 7 inches
8CHAN Peng SoonM1705 feet 7 inches
8GOH Liu YingF1625 feet 4 inches
9Hafiz FAIZALM1705 feet 7 inches
9Gloria Emanuelle WIDJAJAF1826 feet
10Thom GICQUELM1866 feet 1 inch
10Delphine DELRUEF1715 feet 7 inches
11TANG Chun ManM1785 feet 10 inches
11TSE Ying SuetF1665 feet 5 inches
12TAN Kian MengM1856 feet 1 inch
12LAI Pei JingF1605 feet 3 inches
13GOH Soon HuatM1785 feet 10 inches
13LAI Shevon JemieF1695 feet 7 inches
14Mark LAMSFUSSM1866 feet 1 inch
14Isabel HERTTRICHF1665 feet 5 inches
15Chris ADCOCKM1836 feet
15Gabrielle ADCOCKF1675 feet 6 inches
16Mathias CHRISTIANSENM1866 feet 1 inch
16Alexandra BØJEF1735 feet 8 inches
17HE Ji TingM1815 feet 11 inches
17DU YueF1685 feet 6 inches
18Robin TABELINGM1805 feet 11 inches
18Selena PIEKF1665 feet 5 inches
19Yuki KANEKOM1795 feet 10 inches
19Misaki MATSUTOMOF1595 feet 3 inches
20Rodion ALIMOVM1856 feet 1 inch
20Alina DAVLETOVAF1635 feet 4 inches
21Rinov RIVALDYM1705 feet 7 inches
21Pitha Haningtyas MENTARIFUnknown
22Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDYM1846 feet
22Ashwini PONNAPPAF1645 feet 5 inches
23KO Sung HyunM1805 feet 11 inches
23EOM Hye WonF1645 feet 5 inches
24LEE Jhe-HueiM1805 feet 11 inches
24HSU Ya ChingF1655 feet 5 inches
25Nipitphon PHUANGPHUAPETM1755 feet 9 inches
25Savitree AMITRAPAIF1635 feet 4 inches

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