China's badminton mixed duo Zhang Jun and Gao Lin reclaimed
their position at the top of the world in the latest International
Badminton Federation (IBF) Rankings.
The Olympic champion team of Zhang and Gao took the position
back from Indonesia's Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir.
China now dominates four of the five top positions in IBF
Rankings. Lin Dan tops the men's singles, Zhang Ning leads the
women's singles, and Gao Lin and Huang Sui head the women's
China's Chen Jin achieved a career high, ranking fourth in the
world in the men's singles. Teenage Lu Lan appeared in the world
top ten for the first time, ranking ninth in the women's
Thailand Open title winner Chen Yu rocketed from 25th to 13th
(CRI August 4, 2006)