Prannoy jumps to No. 6, career-high world ranking, Sindhu achieves No 14text_fields
New Delhi: In the most recent BWF rankings released on Tuesday, Indian shuttler H S Prannoy shot to a career-high global ranking of No. 6 after winning his first bronze medal at the World Championship.
The 31-year-old Kerala shuttler advanced three ranks with 72437 points after defeating Olympic champion and world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen on the way to his first World Championships bronze medal.
He is also the only Indian shuttler, who has maintained a top-10 rank since December last year.
In this period, he has won the Super-500 Malaysia Masters and recently finished runner-up at the Australian Open.
Among other Indians in the men's singles, Lakshya Sen's ranking dropped by one place, making him the world number 12, while Kidambi Srikanth maintained his position at 20th despite making a first-round exit at the World Championships.
In women's singles, former world champion PV Sindhu, who also made an opening-round exit at the Worlds, moved one spot to secure 14th rank.
In the men's doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty maintained their world number two ranking, although they lost in the quarterfinals of the World Championships going down to Kim Astrup-Anders Rasmussen.
The women's doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand advanced two places in the rankings, securing the 17th spot in the world rankings.
This achievement follows their commendable performance in the round of 16 at the World Championships where they fought hard before going down to the top-seeded Chinese duo of Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan, the eventual gold medallists.
With PTI inputs