According to the BWF official website, Chen Long topped the leader board on Dec 24, after winning the BWF World Superseries title on Dec 21 by defeating Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-16, 21-10 at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai.
Malaysia’s Chong Wei dropped one rung due to his provisional suspension which started on Nov 11, due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation. Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/12/26/chen-long-snatches-chong-weis-number-one-position/#ixzz3MyjpORdT
The provisional suspension means that Chong Wei is barred temporarily from participation in any competition pending the BWF Doping Hearing Panel’s decision.
The world-governing body has imposed this suspension due to an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August.
Another Chinese ace, Lin Dan also dropped to sixth position while Indian K. Srikanth climbed two spots to number four. -Bernama