India’s leading badminton player Saina Nehwal has dropped four places to be No. 9 in the latest world rankings while P.V. Sindhu remains No. 10 despite winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
Kidambi Srikanth, who lost to Lin Dan in the Olympic quarterfinals, gained a place in the rankings released today to be No. 10.
Sindhu won India’s only silver medal in Rio after beating three higher-ranked players — Wang Yihan (World No. 4), Nozomi Okuhara (3) and Tai Tzu Ying (7).
Saina failed to progress to the knockout stage in Rio in a shock early exit from the competition. On her return home, she underwent a knee surgery and is likely to be out of action for as long as four months.
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