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Badminton rankings: Satwik-Chirag move up to No 8; career highs for Lakshya Sen, Aakarshi Kashyap

Lakshya Sen reached a new career-high ranking while men’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty moved two places up to eighth after their respective triumphs in the Indian Open Super 500 last week.

Also making a significant gain was semifinalist Aakarshi Kashyap, moving up 17 places to No 59 in the world in women’s singles.

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and former world number one Kidambi Srikanth remained static in the latest badminton world rankings, holding their places in the top 10. Former world champion Sindhu maintained her seventh position while Srikanth remained in the 10th place in the men’s chart. Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu leads the women’s rankings with 108800 points while reigning Olympic champion Victor Axelsen heads the men’s list with 116779 points.

In fact, across all five categories the only movers in the top 10 were Satwik and Chirag. The Indian pair jumped from tenth to the eight place with 76708 points in the latest rankings issued by the Badminton World Federation on Tuesday. Their career best is No 7.

#Badminton rankings: 🏸

After their #IndiaOpen titles…@lakshya_sen ⬆️ No. 13 (New career-best ranking)@satwiksairaj & @Shettychirag04 ⬆️ No. 8

Sindhu still placed highest across categories, at No. 7

📸 @BAI_Media

Read about their wins here: https://t.co/CHQocj5LnA pic.twitter.com/Ex3BsjDyx5

— The Field (@thefield_in) January 18, 2022

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