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PV Sindhu becomes 2nd Indian woman to enter top 5 of world rankings

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Rio de Janeiro: India's Pusarla V Sindhu in action against Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on Friday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav (PTI8_19_2016_000333B)

After winning silver in Olympic along with millions of heart, medalist PV Sindhu continued to reach new heights. The spirited sports player became the second Indian woman to break into the top 5 in the latest BWF World ranking. Sindhu attained the career-best ranking of World No. 5 and is at present the best-placed Indian in the chart.

The 21-year-old clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title last month. Originally from Hyderabad, Sindhu has 69399 points in her pot. The London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal is the only other Indian woman in the top 10 at the ninth spot.

Sindhu witnessed the best time of her career when she bagged the silver medal at the Olympics. She also won her maiden Super Series title by winning the China Open. After that, she reached the finals at Hong Kong Super Series to be eligible for the prestigious BWF World Super Series Final in Dubai.

Sindhu expressed pleasure on breaking into top five in women’s singles badminton rankings. “I am very happy to reach world number 5. When I started the season last year I was expecting that I will improve my rankings. Now I am working hard to reach world number 3 by the end of this year,” Sindhu said as per a report in HT.


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