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Aditya Joshi becomes world number one junior shuttler

Mhow: Young shuttler Aditya Joshi from Madhya Pradesh has become the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world.Aditya, 17, a resident of Dhar town, recently got the number
PTI January 07, 2014 8:08 IST
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Mhow: Young shuttler Aditya Joshi from Madhya Pradesh has become the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world.

Aditya, 17, a resident of Dhar town, recently got the number one slot in the January rankings of the World Badminton Federation (WBF).

As information about his achievement reached his tribal-dominated town last week, the family's near and dear ones started visiting his home to greet his parents.

Aditya was at the 11th position till November, but he managed to jump ahead of all the players by achieving 18,776 points.

Aditya started playing badminton in 2001 when he was only five and very soon, he started winning in the categories above his age in the local tournaments.