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PV Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag in Top 10 of latest badminton world rankings

PV Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag in Top 10 of latest badminton world rankings
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Md Imtiaz

Published: 2 Feb 2021 7:54 AM GMT

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has released their latest world ranking after it officially updated the unfrozen rankings on 2 February 2021. India's ace badminton player in women's singles, PV sindhu only found herself in top-10.

Indian badminton had a lot to cheer about when London 2012 bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal became the first player from the country to become world No. 1 in 2015, with Kidambi Srikanth achieving the top rank in men’s singles in 2017.

Currently, Rio 2016 silver-medallist PV Sindhu is India’s best-placed shuttler in the world, being ranked world No. 7 in the women’s singles. The top three position is been taken by Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying, China's Chen Yu Fei and Spain's Carolina Marin.

Olympics Bronze medallist, Saina is positioned 19th in the women's singles category, a jump from her earlier 20th place.

Among men's singles ranking, Srikanth Kidambi moved to 13th position from his earlier 14th position, while B. Sai Praneeth's ranking dropped one position from 16 to 17.

Satwiksiaraj Rankireddy & Ashwini Ponappa Satwiksiaraj Rankireddy & Ashwini Ponappa jumped a remarkable 16 position to be ranked 19th

Japan's Kento Momota has retained the top spot, with 109118 point. Denmark's Viktor Axelsen found himself in the second position, while his compatriot Anders Antonsen is ranked 3rd.

The biggest progress made by Indian players was in the mixed-doubles category, where the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa jumped 16 positions to be at 19 positions from their earlier ranking of 36.

In the men's doubles category, the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty retained their 10th position. In the women's doubles category, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy dropped one place to ranked 29th.

Also read: Pullela Gopichand – First modern superstar of Indian badminton on and off the court

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