Satwiksairaj Rankireddy And Chirag Shetty Became World No 1: BWF World Ranking

In recent news, it was reported that Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history and became the World’s No. 1 in the Asian Badminton Championships in the men’s doubles category. You are required to read the article for more details and information about the same. Follow us around for all the insights and fresh updates.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy And Chirag Shetty Became World No 1

Reportedly, the duo have been in fine form this year and had won the Asian Badminton Championships as well. However, India’s rise to World No. 1 in men’s doubles is phenomenal because the country never had a culture to look up to in this massively competitive discipline. On Tuesday, the Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history as they became the first ever pair from the country to attain the World No. 1 sport. The duo achieved the honor after they won the men’s doubles competition at the Asian Games last week. Before that, the only three Indians who had achieved the honor were namely, Prakash Padukone, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth. Scroll down to the next section for more details.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty

According to the NFW rankings, the Indian duo dismissed their thrones after Indonesia’s Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Adrianto became the top-ranked team across the world. However, they achieved a total of 92,411 points, 2000 clear of the next-best team. Moreover, they had between the South Korean pair of Sol Gyu Choi and Won Ho Kim in the final of the Asian Games in order to reach the top of the rankings. It was confirmed that prior to Satwik-Chirag, the only other Indian pairs to make significant gains in the BWF rankings were V Diju/Jwala Gutta and Jwala Gutta/ Ashwini Ponnappa. However, the mixed doubles pair had once become the WR-6 in the world while the group had a best-ranking career of 10 partners. Whereas, other than Satwik-Chirag did not fare well in this week’s rankings and despite all, the bronze medal at the Asian Games slipped a rung to WR-8.

Furthermore, PV Sindhu moves closer to the top 10, despite losing her quarters match at the Asiad gained two spots in the rankings, and is the new WR-13 player. The next best Indian in the women’s singles at WR-41 is the Aakarshi Kashyap. Besides that, there was no significant gain or loss in the women’s category. Moreover, the pair of Tressa Jolky and Gayatri Gopichand rose to WR-16 and in the mixed doubles, Rohan Kapoor and Sikki Reddy took the lead at WR-38. Thank you for being a patient reader.

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