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HS Prannoy jumps four places, regains world no 12 in latest badminton rankings

A run to the quarterfinals of the All England Championship has seen H S Prannoy jump four places to once again reach world no 12 ranking in badminton.

other sports Updated: Mar 22, 2018 19:41 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
HS Prannoy,Badminton,Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
HS Prannoy has recently recovered from foot warts.(AP)

HS Prannoy’s good run at the All England Championship saw him jump four places and regain his world no 12 spot, while men’s doubles combo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty broke into the top 20 in the latest BWF rankings on Thursday.

After recovering from foot warts, Prannoy produced some sensational badminton to reach his maiden quarterfinals of the All England Championship, while Satwik and Chirag were on the cusp of entering the last eight before a few service errors saw them lose to London Olympics silver-medallist pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.

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Their pre-quarterfinal finish at Birmingham helped Satwik and Chirag improve a place.

Meanwhile, top shuttler Kidambi Srikanth (ranked 2nd) narrowed his gap with world no 1 Viktor Axelsen after a pre-quarterfinal finish at Birmingham. The Danish star had pulled out of All England due to an injury.

P V Sindhu, who reached the semifinals at Birmingham, and Saina Nehwal, who lost in opening round, were also static at the third and 12th spot respectively.

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However, a first-round exit at All England cost Sai Praneeth dearly as he slipped to 15th spot.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy too improved to 24th place.

First Published: Mar 22, 2018 19:28 IST