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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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PV Sindhu wins 2016 China Open Super Series Premier title

India’s ace shuttler and Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu has won the $700,000 2016 China Open Super Series title in women’s category. It was her maiden Super Series Premier title and first post 2016 Rio Olympics title.

In the summit clash held in Fuzhao, Sindhu (World No 11) defeated China’s Sun Yu (World No 9) by 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 score.

Other Category winners

Men’s Singles

  • Jan Ø. Jørgensen (Denmark) won the title in men’s single category by defeating I Z Zainuddin (Malaysia) by 22-20,22-20, 7-21 score.

Men’s Doubles

  • Chinese pair of Chai B and Hong W won the title by defeating Indonesian pair of M F Gideon and K S Sukamuljo by 21-16, 24-26 and 19-21 score.

Mixed Doubles

  • Indonesian paor Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir won the title by defeating South Korean pair of Choi S-g and Chae Y-j by 21-17 and 25-23 score.

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PV Sindhu to be appointed as brand ambassador of CRPF

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to appoint Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu as its honorary commandant and brand ambassador.

It was announced by CRPF’s Director General K.Durga Prasad after she had agreed to become the India’s largest paramilitary force’s brand ambassador. In this regard, CRPF also has moved the proposal before the Home Ministry.

She will be given honorary Commandant rank in the CRPF which is equivalent to the position of a Superintendent of Police (SP) and such an officer who commands a battalion of about 1,000 personnel.

About Central Reserve Police Force (CRFP)

  • CRPF is the largest central armed police force or paramilitary force in India. It functions under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • Its primary role is to assist States/Union Territories in police operations to maintain law and order and contain insurgency.
  • It was established in 1939, under Crown Representative’s Police but after independence it was made statutory CRPF after enactment of the CRPF Act, 1949.
  • At present, CRPF is the world’s largest paramilitary force with 228 battalions and over three lakh personnel.

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