An exhaustive six months of travel and back-to-back competitions appears to have paid off for Australia's elite badminton players.
A number of impressive wins by both the men's and women's doubles pairs have them now firmly on track to qualify for the London Olympic Games.
Young guns Renuga Veeran and Leanne Choo continue to make waves in their quest for an Olympic debut, performing strongly at tournaments in Asia and North America.
Veeran, 25, and Choo, 20, defeated several highly-ranked opponents in 2011 to become one of the top 30 partnerships in the world.
Meanwhile their teammates Glenn Warfe and Ross Smith, who donned the green and gold for Australia at Beijing, have also climbed the rankings and are looking good for a second Olympic appearance.
They are now ranked around 40th in the world, a major improvement after lagging down around the 70 mark mid-last year.
In May, selectors will look to the world rankings to determine who will go the Games, and who will miss out.
For Warfe, 28, and Smith, 26, shoring up such a strong position means they can take it a little easier on the travel and prepare to defend their title at the Oceania Championships in February.
"It's good to get our ranking up a little bit," Warfe told AAP.
"We don't have to travel around playing tournaments just to get points."
Australia is yet to advance beyond the quarter finals in badminton at the Olympics.