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Saina regains No. 1 ranking; Kashyap rises two places to 8

August 20, 2015 16:47 IST
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P V Sindhu drops a rung to 14

Parupalli Kashyap up two places to No. 8

Saina Nehwal

IMAGE: Saina Nehwal returns a shot to China's Wang Yihan during the women's singles quarter-final at the World Badminton Championships in Jakarta. Photograph: Nyimas Laula/Reuters

Saina Nehwal is back at No 1 in the world badminton rankings.

The London Olympics bronze medallist displaced Spain’s Carolina Marin, who defeated her in the women’s final of the World Championships in Jakarta last Sunday.

The 26-year-old Indian, who took the No 1 slot for the first time in March after her maiden triumph at the Indian Open, has 82,792 points in the latest BWF rankings, released on Thursday.

She surrendered the top spot soon after taking it for the first time, but regained it in May before being dethroned by Marin in June.

Marin is second on the list with 80612 points.

P V Sindhu, who lost to in the quarter-finals at the World Championships to Korea's Sung Ji Hyun, dropped a rung to 14. The Indian, twice World Championships bronze medallist, has 45690 points.

In the men's singles, Parupalli Kashyap rose two places to No. 8 following his quarter-final finish at the World Championships.

India Open winner Kidambi Srikanth, however, dropped a slot and is placed at 5.

India's rising men's doubles pair of Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy slipped to 22 after losing five places.

There are no Indians in the top 25 of the mixed doubles category.

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