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Jonatan Christie has yet to assume the top ranking in men’s badminton, but the 2018 Asian Games gold medalist is at the very top among his fellow players when it comes to Instagram followers.

BADMINTON KINGS OF INSTAGRAM

Kings of Badminton: Jonatan Christie, Kevin Sanjaya, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting tops in Instagram followers

Christie is just one of five Indonesians in the top ten badminton players on Instagram, which speaks to the tremendous popularity of the sport in the country of nearly 300 million. Notably absent from the list are any of the many badminton stars from China owing to Instagram being banned in the world’s most populous country.

UPDATED September 28, 2018

10) ANDERS ANTONSEN

Anders Antonsen
Born April 27, 1997 🇩🇰 Aarhus, Denmark
Instagram followers: 47 thousand

9) TOMMY SUGIARTO

Tommy Sugiarto
Born May 31, 1988 🇮🇩 Jakarta, Indonesia
Instagram followers: 52 thousand

8) SRIKANTH KIDAMBI

Srikanth Kidambi
Born February 7, 1993 🇮🇳 Ravulapalem, India
Instagram followers: 133 thousand

7) KENTO MOMOTA

Kento Momota
Born September 1, 1994 🇯🇵 Mino, Japan
Instagram followers: 144 thousand

6) VICTOR AXELSEN

Viktor Axelsen
Born January 4, 1994 🇩🇰 Odense, Denmark
Instagram followers: 302 thousand

5) MARCUS FERNALDI GIDEON

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Born March 9, 1991 🇮🇩 Jakarta, Indonesia
Instagram followers: 638 thousand

4) LEE CHONG WEI

Lee Chong Wei
Born October 21, 1982 🇲🇾 Bagan Serai, Malaysia
Instagram followers: 658 thousand

3) ANTHONY SINISUKA GINTING

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
Born October 20, 1996 🇮🇩 Cimahi, Indonesia
Instagram followers: 766 thousand

2) KEVIN SANJAYA

Kevin Sanjaya
Born August 2, 1995 🇮🇩 Bunyuwangi, Indonesia
Instagram followers: 1.3 million

1) JONATAN CHRISTIE

Jonatan Christie
Born September 15, 1997 🇮🇩 Jakarta, Indonesia
Instagram followers: 1.9 million