Badminton

HS Prannoy jumps six places to 17th spot in badminton rankings after US Open Grand Prix win

Kidambi Srikanth, who clinched back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia, is the highest ranked Indian at number eight.

Courtesy of his US Open Grand Prix Gold title triumph, Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has jumped six places to be at 17th position in the latest BWF world rankings. Parupalli Kashyap, who reached his first final at US Open in more than two years after recovering from multiple injuries, also gained 12 places to be at the 47th spot.

Sameer Verma, who has qualified as the fourth Indian for the World Championship, jumped four spots to be 28th in the standings. With Prannoy improving his position, India have four men in the top-20. Kidambi Srikanth, who clinched back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia, is the highest ranked Indian at number eight. Ajay Jayaram is ranked 16th, while B Sai Praneeth is 19th spot after losing a place.

In women’s category, PV Sindhu held on to the fifth spot while Saina Nehwal dropped a spot to be world No 16. They are the only two Indians in the top-25. In mixed doubles, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy dropped three places to lie at the 20th spot. There were no Indian pair in the top 25 in men’s or women’s doubles.

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