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Indian players dominate latest Badminton World Federation rankings

The latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation has 12 Indians in the top 100 of the Men’s Singles list.

other-sports Updated: Aug 10, 2017 14:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kidambi Srikanth is India’s highest ranked male badminton player at eight.
Kidambi Srikanth is India’s highest ranked male badminton player at eight. (AP)

The annual BWF World Championships is set to take place in less than two weeks and there is a real sense of optimism surrounding Indian players’ chances of bringing medals home.

Indian shuttlers have been doing well for themselves in recent years and this was reflective in the seedings for the tournament, which were recently released.

READ | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth top Indian seeds in World Badminton Championships

PV Sindhu, the only Indian to have won two bronze medals in the prestigious tournament, has been given the fourth seeding for the women’s singles competition. Saina Nehwal has been seeded twelfth.

Meanwhile in the men’s singles, three Indians – Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth – have been seeded within the top 15. This means India’s medal hopes are plentiful this time around.

In fact, there are 12 Indian players in the top 100 of the Men’s Singles list in the recently released BWF rankings. This was pointed out by Twitter user India@Sports in a picture posted by the account.

It is an achievement that highlights just how much progress is being made in the sport of badminton by Indian players.

The BWF World Championships will begin on 21st August, 2017 and will take place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

First Published: Aug 10, 2017 14:28 IST

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