BWF Rankings: Lakshya rises to career-high 8th

The men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila moved closer to top-20 by jumping two spots to be at a career high 21st in the list issued on Tuesday.
Lakshya Sen
Lakshya Sen

NEW DELHI: Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning shuttler Lakshya Sen climbed one spot to be at a career-high eighth place in the latest BWF men’s singles world rankings.

The men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila moved closer to top-20 by jumping two spots to be at a career high 21st in the list issued on Tuesday. PV Sindhu remained at sixth in the women’s singles rankings while the combination of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty is ranked eighth in men’s doubles.

The 21-year-old Lakshya has been in brilliant form, starting the year with a gold medal at the India Open before his runner-up finishes at the prestigious All England Open Championships and German Open. He was a key member of India’s historic Thomas Cup triumph. Meanwhile, the in-form duo of Arjun and Dhruv has been making a steady rise in the rankings after it began the year in the 42nd position.

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