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BWF Rankings: HS Prannoy Advances to Career-High Rank of 6, PV Sindhu Claims No 14

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Experiencing a surge of accomplishment and his first-ever bronze medal at the World Championship, Indian badminton player HS Prannoy has ascended to a personal best global ranking of 6th place according to the most recent BWF rankings issued on Tuesday. The 31-year-old athlete from Kerala, renowned for his remarkable performance that included defeating the reigning world Number 1 and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen, has elevated his position by three notches, amassing a total of 72,437 points.

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He stands as the sole Indian badminton player to uphold a position within the top 10 rankings since December 2022. Throughout this timeframe, he clinched victory at the Super-500 Malaysia Masters and more recently secured the second position at the Australian Open.

Among the Indian contenders in men’s singles, Lakshya Sen experienced a slight decline in his ranking, now sitting at the 12th spot globally. Kidambi Srikanth, despite being eliminated in the first round of the World Championships, managed to uphold his 20th position in the rankings.

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In the women’s singles category, PV Sindhu, who faced an early elimination in the World Championships, advanced by one position to attain the 14th position in BWF ranking. Concerning men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty held onto their second-place world ranking. Despite their loss in the quarterfinals of the World Championships against Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen, they maintained their position.

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