Srikanth jumps to 8th spot in badminton rankings
Kuala Lumpur: Leading Indian male singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to his career high eighth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released here Thursday.
The 21-year-old recently entered the semi-final in the Hong Kong Open, which helped him rise two places as comptriot Parupalli Kashyap also rose a place to be 16th in the rankings.
In the women's singles rankings, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal remained at fourth while two-time World Championships bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu dropped a place to be 11th.
In the women's doubles, the 2011 World Championships bronze medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also slipped down a place to take the 20th position.
There are no Indians in the top-25 list for men's and mixed doubles.