Sourabh Verma attains career-best BWF ranking of 29 after runner-up finish in Syed Modi International

Riding on his runners-up finish at the Syed Modi International, Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on Tuesday achieved a career-best position of 29 in the latest BWF ranking.

Press Trust of India December 03, 2019 18:43:47 IST
Sourabh Verma attains career-best BWF ranking of 29 after runner-up finish in Syed Modi International
  • Verma had a decent season in which he claimed two BWF Super 100 titles at Hyderabad and Vietnam

  • He entered his maiden final of a Super 300 event at Lucknow before losing to Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu Wei

  • Among others, Ashmita Chaliha also made a massive jump of 18 places to break into the top 100

New Delhi: Riding on his runners-up finish at the Syed Modi International, Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on Tuesday achieved a career-best position of 29 in the latest BWF ranking.

The 26-year-old from Madhya Pradesh, who had reached world No 30 in 2012, had a decent season in which he claimed two BWF Super 100 titles at Hyderabad and Vietnam and also won the Slovenia International series in May.

Sourabh Verma attains careerbest BWF ranking of 29 after runnerup finish in Syed Modi International

File image of Sourabh Verma. Image credit: Twitter/@BAI_Media

On Sunday, Sourabh, a three-time national champion, entered his maiden final of a Super 300 event at Lucknow before losing to Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu Wei.

However, his progress to the summit clash saw him jump seven places and grab the 29th spot.

India thus became the only country to have six shuttlers inside the top 30. China is next best with five players inside the top 30.

Among others, young woman shuttler Ashmita Chaliha, who had won the Tata Open India International Challenge and Dubai Interntaional Challenge last year, also made a massive jump of 18 places to break into the top 100.

The 20-year-old from Guwahati had reached the pre-quarterfinals at Lucknow last week in her only appearance in a Super 300 tournament.

She had earlier entered semi-finals of White Nights International challenge in July this year.

There was no change in the ranking of top players PV Sindhu (world No 6) and Saina Nehwal (world No 10), who had skipped the Syed Modi International.

Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, who lost in the quarters and second round last week, also remained static at world no 12 and 11 respectively.

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