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Badminton player Saina Nehwal drops to no.9, status quo for Sindhu

Saina Failed To Progress To The Knock-out 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.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Aug 2016, 06:12:13 PM
Badminton player Saina Nehwal (Source- Getty Images)

New Delhi:

India’s leading badminton player Saina Nehwal has dropped four places to be number nine in the latest world rankings while P V Sindhu remains number 10 despite winning a silver medal in the Rio Olympics.

Kidambi Srikanth, who lost to Lin Dan in the Olympic quarterfinals, gained a place in the rankings released today to be number 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 knock-out 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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First Published : 25 Aug 2016, 06:01:00 PM

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