PV Sindhu is ranked World No. 2 in women badminton singles

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Thursday, April, 06 2017 - 17:05

PV Sindhu, a 21-year-old professional badminton player form Hyderabad was named World No. 2 in the Badminton World Federation rankings on Thursday.

The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu, defeated Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 in India Open inNew Delhi last Sunday.This was the second Superseries title win for Sindhu.

Sindhu came to international attention when she broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17.

In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships.

In March 2015, she is the recipient of India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.

Her silver medal win in the women's singles event of the 2016 Summer Olympics made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of an Olympics badminton event.

In the latest update to the Badminton World Federation rankings, Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying was ranked World No.1.

Carolina Marin, Sindhu’s opponent in the India Open final, stayed at third position.

Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, who was previously in the second spot, slipped to fourth place while South Korea’s Ji-hyun Sung, who lost to Sindhu in the India Open semi-final, slipped from fourth to fifth. 

Saina Nehwal also slipped one spot to ninth place.


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