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Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V.Sindhu moves to No. 3 in World Ranking

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has been ranked No. 3 in the latest BWF ranking. Sindhu who was at No.5 climbed up two places on the basis of making the quarter-finals of the recently-concluded Singapore Open Super Series. Sindhu’s career best is when she reached World No. 2 two weeks ago.

As per the latest BWF ranking, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been ranked eighth. Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth have been placed at 21st and 22nd positions respectively.

PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu received international attention after getting listed on the Top 20 list of Badminton World Federation rankings in 2012. In 2013, she created history by becoming first Indian women’s singles badminton player to win a medal at the 2013 World Championships. Sindhu grabbed Silver medal in Rio Olympics. With that, she became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal (2012 London Olympics). She has been awarded Padma Shri in 2015, which is India’s fourth-highest civilian honour.

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B Sai Praneeth wins 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton title

Ace Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth (World no 33) has won the 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton title in the men’s singles category.

In the final match played at Calgary Praneeth defeated Lee Hyun II of South Korea by  21-12, 21-10 score.

Men’s doubles title

  • Indian pair Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also won the 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton title in the men’s doubles category.
  • In the final match, they defeated Canadian pair of Adrian Liu and Toby Ng by 21-8 21-14 score. Reddy and Attri pair is the first Indian men’s doubles pair to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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