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India's PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy gain a spot each in the latest BWF world badminton rankings.
Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu remained at sixth in the women's singles rankings while the pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy is ranked eighth in the men's doubles section.
Sindhu had suffered an injury on her ankle en route to her maiden Commonwealth Games gold in Birmingham earlier this year and has stayed away from the court ever since.
Star shuttler PV Sindhu was ruled out of the upcoming World Championships with a stress fracture on her left ankle and will be out of action till October at least.
Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu strikes gold on third attempt; Lakshya Sen claims the yellow metal on CWG debut
The 21-15, 21-13 scoreline for Sindhu had Michelle remarking, “She played very well today. In the eight years since we first met in CWG in 2014, she has grown stronger and better, and I have had injuries. I think I played well. But she was much better.”
From being awarded a bye in the Round of 64 to beating Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min in straight games in the semi-final, PV Sindhu relished a smooth journey so far in the campaign.
Sindhu defeated Canada's Michelle Li in straight games to win her maiden Commonwealth Games singles gold medal.
Commonwealth Games: When and where to watch PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li gold medal match Live streaming
Sindhu has been in terrific form at the CWG 2022, having won all her matches so far, including the mixed team event where India won silver, and will now aim to clinch her third successive singles medal at the quadrennial event.
Commonwealth Games: Kidambi, Treesa-Gayatri clinch bronze; PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen one step away from winning gold
Srikanth prevailed over Singapore's world number 87 Jia Heng Teh 21-15 21-18 to claim a bronze medal to go with the silver that he had won four years ago in Gold Coast.
Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen & Satwik-Chirag enter gold match; Kidambi, Treesa/Gayatri to play for bronze
PV Sindhu defeated Jia Min Yeo 21-19, 21-17in the women's singles semi-final match
Commonwealth Games: Lakshya Sen sails into semi-finals; PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth too make it with hard-fought wins
World number 10 Sen beat Mauritius' Julien Georges Paul 21-12 21-11 after Sindhu and Srikanth struggled past Malaysia's Goh Wei Jin and England's Toby Penty in women's and men's singles quarter-finals to stay on course for an individual CWG medal.
PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, registered easy wins to storm into the quarterfinals of singles events at the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen & Kashyap enter badminton singles pre-quarterfinals
PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen sailed into the pre-quarterfinals of their respective singles events after recording comfortable victories at the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games: India beat Australia in final league match of mixed team badminton, finish top of group
While India claimed the top spot, Sri Lanka are currently in second place in group A.
Sindhu, who won a silver and a bronze in the last two editions, is chasing an elusive gold medal at the ongoing Games and thereafter her immediate target will be the Tokyo World Championships from 22-28 August.
Defending champions Indian badminton mixed team were off to a winning start in the group stages of Commonwealth Games 2022 as the PV Sindhu-led team defeated neighbours Pakistan 5-0 in Birmingham
India have sent their strongest ever contingent with 215 athletes.
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, who was also the defending champion in the Commonwealth Games having won the gold in Gold Coast four years ago, was expected to be the flag-bearer.
Ever since Dinesh Khanna claimed India's first badminton medal — a bronze at the quadrennial event in 1966 — the country has accumulated 25 medals, including seven golds, riding on individual brilliance.