HS Prannoy Achieves Career-High World Ranking of No. 6, PV Sindhu Climbs to No. 14 in Latest BWF Rankings

HS Prannoy attains a career-high ranking of 6th after winning a World Championship bronze, while PV Sindhu rises to 14th.

HS Prannoy Shines: Attains Career-High World Ranking

Indian badminton star H.S Prannoy is riding high after securing his maiden World Championship bronze medal. In the latest BWF rankings released on Tuesday, the 31-year-old shuttler from Kerala achieved a career-high world ranking of No. 6. His exceptional performance, which included defeating world Number 1 and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen on his way to the bronze, earned him 72437 ranking points. Prannoy is also the sole Indian shuttler to maintain a top-10 rank since December of the previous year. During this period, he clinched the Super-500 Malaysia Masters title and recently finished as the runner-up at the Australian Open.

Mixed Fortunes for Indian Men’s Singles Shuttlers

In the men’s singles category, Lakshya Sen’s ranking dropped by one spot, securing the 12th position globally. Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth maintained his 20th rank, despite an early exit in the first round of the World Championships.

PV Sindhu’s Ascent in Women’s Singles

Former world champion PV Sindhu, despite her opening-round exit at the World Championships, moved up one spot to secure the 14th rank in women’s singles.

Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles

The men’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty maintained their world number two ranking, despite their quarterfinal loss at the World Championships against Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen.

In women’s doubles, the Indian pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand made significant progress by advancing two places in the rankings, securing the 17th spot worldwide. This rise follows their admirable performance in the round of 16 at the World Championships, where they put up a spirited fight against the top-seeded Chinese duo of Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan, who ultimately won the gold medal.

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