PV Sindhu climbs to third, Sai Praneeth reaches career-best ranking

New Delhi: Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu climbed up two places to be at No. 3 in the latest (Badminton World Federation) BWF ranking released on Thursday.

Sindhu, who had slipped to number five last week, earned two spots on the basis of making the quarter-finals of the recently-concluded Singapore Open Super Series.

File photo of PV Sindhu. PTI

File photo of PV Sindhu. PTI

The 21-year-old Sindhu had reached a career-best World No. 2 two weeks ago.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal also jumped up a place to be ranked eighth.

In the men's singles, the finalists of the Singapore Open – runner-up Kidambi Srikanth and winner B Sai Praneeth – both jumped as many as eight positions each to be placed at 21st and 22nd respectively.

Ajay Jayaram continued to be the highest-ranked Indian at the 13th position, having moved a place.


Updated Date: Apr 20, 2017 18:16 PM

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