Vietnam’s top badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh has fallen to seventh position in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

In the new BWF rankings released on September 12, Minh fell from fifth place after Japan ’s Kenichi Tago and Indonesia ’s Tommy Sugiarto advanced up the leader board.

Minh only advanced to the fifth spot in August after winning a bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship in Guangzhou , China .

Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei retained his top position in the men’s single rankings, while China’s Li Xuerui held first place in the women’s category.-VNA