Badminton: Lakshya Sen achieves career-best World No. 8
New Delhi, October 11, 2022
Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen is now ranked World No. 8.
As per the BWF World Rankings, Lakshya grabbed a new career-high eighth position while the doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila also moved closer to Top-20 by jumping two spots.
Maintaining his position in the Top 10, Sen moved up one spot in the rankings. The 21-year-old has been in brilliant form, starting the year with a gold medal at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open before his runner-up finishes at the prestigious All England Open Championships and German Open.
He was also the key member in India’s historic Thomas Cup triumph after 73 years.
In-form duo of Arjun and Dhruv have been making a steady rise in the rankings after they began the year at 42nd position. With a jump of 2 spots, they have climbed up to career-best World No. 21.
The pair, which recently clinched the title of India Maharashtra International Challenge 2022, are known for causing upsets and one of which came in this year’s BWF World Championships where they took just 40 minutes to stun the then World No. 8 Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen.
Two-time Olympics medalist PV Sindhu has remained sixth in the women’s singles rankings while pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy are ranked eighth in the men’s doubles section.