HS Prannoy jumps to World No. 7, Treesa-Gayatri on 15th

HS Prannoy jumps to World No. 7, Treesa-Gayatri on 15th

In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking, some Indian players made impressive progress. HS Prannoy, an Indian shuttler, achieved his highest-ever ranking of number seven in the world in the men’s singles category. He climbed two spots from his previous position. This is a remarkable achievement for Prannoy, reflecting his dedication and skill on the badminton court.

Joining the upward trend, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, who won bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, also saw a positive change in their rankings. They moved up two spots to become the 15th-ranked women’s doubles pair in the world. This is a significant milestone for both players, as they continue to excel and make their mark in international badminton.

Prannoy’s outstanding performance and consistent participation in various tournaments have contributed to his remarkable rise in the rankings. With a total of 66,147 points earned from 17 tournaments, he holds the distinction of being the highest-ranked Indian singles player. This achievement not only showcases his talent but also highlights his hard work and determination to succeed in the competitive world of badminton.

Another notable Indian player, PV Sindhu, a double Olympic medallist, also witnessed an improvement in her ranking. She climbed one spot and now holds the 11th position in the women’s singles category. Sindhu’s accomplishments and contributions to Indian badminton have earned her global recognition and admiration. Her consistent performances have solidified her reputation as one of the top women’s singles players in the world.

In the men’s singles category, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth experienced a change in their rankings. Lakshya Sen moved up to the 22nd spot, while Kidambi Srikanth dropped to the 23rd spot. Although their rankings shifted, both players continue to demonstrate their skills and potential as they compete on the international stage. Their dedication to the sport and their determination to succeed will undoubtedly fuel their future performances.

The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who have been performing consistently, slipped two spots to the seventh position in the world rankings. While this slight dip may be disappointing, they have shown their abilities and potential in the past, and they are likely to bounce back stronger in upcoming tournaments. Their partnership and coordination on the court have made them a formidable team to watch out for.

It is important to note that no other Indian players currently hold a position within the top 20 rankings. However, this does not diminish the efforts and contributions of the talented Indian badminton players who continue to strive for excellence and represent their country with pride.

The rise in rankings for HS Prannoy, Treesa Jolly, Gayatri Gopichand, and PV Sindhu, along with the performances of Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Chirag Shetty, is a testament to the growing prominence of Indian badminton on the global stage. These athletes serve as inspiration for aspiring players and contribute to the development of badminton in India.

As these talented individuals continue to push boundaries and strive for greatness, it is evident that Indian badminton has a bright future ahead. Their achievements in the latest BWF ranking reflect their dedication, hard work, and the immense potential of Indian badminton players to make their mark at the highest level of the sport. With their continued efforts and the support of the nation, Indian badminton is poised for even greater success in the coming years.

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