Lakshya Sen climbs BWF ranking to be ranked World No. 13

Lakshya Sen continued his impressive climb in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, reaching World No. 13 in the latest update.

File photo of Indian badminton players Lakshya Sen; Credit: Twitter/@BAI_Media
By Soumya | Mar 20, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Lakshya Sen continued his impressive climb in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, reaching World No. 13 in the latest update released on Tuesday. This is a significant jump for the Indian shuttler, solidifying his position in the BWF rankings after a good two weeks in Europe.

Sen’s ascent comes on the back of a string of strong performances as he reached two back-to-back semifinals at the French Open and the prestigious All-England Open.

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Lakshya’s impressive report card

The 22-year-old from Almora, India, has been impressive with his aggressive style of play and powerful smashes in the last two weeks. He started the year on a low note having lost the opening round of both the Malaysia and India Open. Then with the help of Prakash Padukone (the first Indian shuttler to win a medal at the world championships), Lakshya changed his gear and is looking in great touch.

These performances helped him earn crucial ranking points and solidify his place in the Race to Paris – Olympic qualifying rankings. Among other Indian male shuttlers, HS Prannoy dropped one place and is ranked ninth in the world at the moment due to his early exits from both the French Open and All England.

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What are the rankings of other Indian shuttlers?

Kidambi Srikanth and Priyanshu Rajawat also lost ranking points and are placed at world number 27 and world number 32 respectively. PV Sindhu is close to entering the top 10 in women’s singles and is currently ranked at world number 11 after a round of 16 finish at All England last week. In men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty maintained their world number one spot despite a first-round exit in the All England.

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They had won the French Open earlier this month after three runner-up finishes on the World Tour. In women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto moved up three places to become world number 20 while Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand dropped four places to be ranked 26th in the world. The Indian shuttlers such as Lakshya, Sindhu and Srikanth will be in action at the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament this week to gain more rankings points in their bid to qualify for the Paris Olympics.

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