Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth climb up in BWF World rankings

Saina Nehwal, who was 16th, climbed up four places while Kidambi Srikanth is now in eighth spot in the BWF badminton world rankings. PV Sindhu, who won silver in the World Badminton Championships, remained stationary at No 4

other sports Updated: Sep 01, 2017 20:28 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Saina Nehwal,Kidambi Srikanth,PV Sindhu
(Left to right) Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal during a felicitation function in New Delhi on return from their brilliant show in the BWF World Badminton Championships. (PTI)

Saina Nehwal, who won a bronze at the BWF World Badminton Championships, jumped four rungs to be placed at the 12th spot, while Kidambi Srikanth also improved two positions in the latest BWF World ranking.

A former World No. 1, Saina had slipped to the 16th spot but a good showing at Glasgow helped her inch closer to the top-10 again in women’s singles.

P V Sindhu, World Championship silver medallist, remained static at 4th position.

Srikanth reached the eighth spot in men’s singles rankings after his quarterfinal finish at the World Championship.

Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth also improved by one and two places respectively to be placed at 16th and 17th spots.

HS Prannoy, who had won the US Open Grand Prix Gold in July, slipped three places to be at 18th.

Mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy improved a place to be at the 19th spot, while women’s doubles combo of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki were static at 24th.

There is no Indian pair in the top 25 of the men’s doubles ranking.

First Published: Sep 01, 2017 20:23 IST