Sindhu Jumps to Third as Srikanth, Praneeth Rise in World Rankings

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu climbed up two places to be at No 3 in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday.

Finalists of the historic all-Indian Singapore Open men’s singles summit clash – runner-up Kidambi Srikanth and winner B Sai Praneeth – both jumped as many as eight positions each to be placed at 21st and 22nd respectively.

Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneet competed in the Singapore Open final earlier this month. (Photo: PTI)

Sindhu, who had slipped to number five last week, earned two spots on the basis of making the quarterfinals of the recently-concluded Singapore Open Super Series.

The 21-year-old Sindhu had reached a career-best World No 2 two weeks ago.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal also jumped up a place to be ranked eighth.

Ajay Jayaram continued to be the highest-ranked Indian at the 13th position, having moved a place.

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