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Kidambi Srikanth achieves World No 2 in Badminton

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Paris : India’s Srikanth Kidambi poses for photographers after he won his men’s final match of the French Open badminton tournament in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.AP/PTI(AP10_29_2017_000218B)

Indian badminton sensation, Kidambi Srikanth has grabbed a career-best ranking of World No. 2 after jumping two places in the latest BWF ranking released recently.
Srikanth achievement of reaching five finals and winning four titles this year has pushed his tally to 73,403 points and he is just 4527 points away from World Champion Viktor Axelsen from Denmark, who heads the list.
In order to top the list, Srikanth must beat Dane shuttler in the upcoming events at China and Hong Kong. 25-year-old from Guntur who had clinched back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia and then at Denmark and France. While Srikanth has achieved top place, US Open Grand Prix Gold winner HS Prannoy, who had reached the semifinals at Paris, has also improved his place to reach a career-best ranking of World No. 11.

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