PV Sindhu climbs two rungs to second spot; no change in Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth's ranking

New Delhi: Star India shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday jumped two places to the second spot in the Badminton World Federation women's singles rankings, riding on her Korea Open Super Series title on Sunday.

This is the second time in her career that Sindhu, the Olympics silver medallist, occupied the second spot. She was at the same second rank on 6 April earlier this year.

PV Sindhu celebrates her victory against Nozomi Okuhara at the Korea Open final. AFP

PV Sindhu celebrates her victory against Nozomi Okuhara at the Korea Open final. AFP

Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying retained her top spot.

London Olympics bronze winner Saina Nehwal was static at the 12th spot.

The reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain also remained at fifth while world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan moved up one place to eighth.

In the men's singles rankings, Kidambi Srikanth remained unchanged at eighth while B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy dropped one place each to be at 17th and 19th respectively.

Ajay Jayaram also lost three places to be at 20th spot.


Published Date: Sep 21, 2017 10:27 pm | Updated Date: Sep 21, 2017 10:27 pm


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