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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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Kidambi Srikanth wins 2016 Syed Modi Badminton Title in Men’s Singles

Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship Title of Badminton in men’s singles category.

In the final match played at Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), he defeated Huang Yuxiang of China by 21-13, 21-14 and 21-14 score.

Women’s single Title

  • Sayaka Sato (Japan) won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship Title in women’s singles category. In the final match, she defeated Sung Ji Hyun (South Korea) by 12-21, 21-18, 21-18 score.

Men’s Doubles Title

  • Malaysian pair of Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship Title in men’s doubles category. They defeated Indian pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar by score of 14-21, 24-22, 21-8.

Women’s Doubles Title

  • South Korean pair of Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship Title in women’s doubles category. They defeated Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek from Netherlands by 21-15 and 21-13 score.

Mixed Doubles Title

  • Indonesian pair Praveen Jordan and Deby Susanto won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship Title in mixed doubles category. They defeated Thai pair Puavaranukroh Dechapol and Sapisree Tairattanchai by 23-25, 21-09, 21-16 score.

About Syed Modi International India Open Grand Prix championship

  • The championship has been named after a famous Indian badminton player Syed Modi, an eight-time National Badminton champion.
  • After his death, a badminton tournament was constituted in his memory and is hosted each year at Lucknow.

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