PV Sindhu climbs to third, Sai Praneeth reaches career-best ranking
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
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.
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.
One of the athletes, Fatima Ahmadi, was quoted as saying that she was grateful for the assistance of all parties who supported their evacuation.
Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld his four-year ban for a series of doping-related violations that had long been pursued by American regulators.
Thakur also said that there will be a talent hunt programme for various sports to identify youngsters and train them for future events.