Saina Nehwal Rises to Sixth in Badminton Rankings, Kidambi Srikanth Returns to Top-20

Saina Nehwal has moved one spot to sixth, while Kidambi Srikanth jumped seven places to be 16th. Parupalli Kashyap has also gained seven spots and is now ranked 21st.

updated: October 23, 2014 17:10 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved up one spot to the sixth.

Srikanth is lying 16th, while Kashyap is 21st in the rankings. Srikanth started the week at 23rd spot and was rewarded for his quarter-final appearance at the Denmark Open.

Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap, who defeated World No.3 Jan O Jorgensen on his way to his entry into the semi-final of the tournament in Odense, started the week at 28th place.

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