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India’s Anupama Upadhyaya Becomes New Junior World No. 1 In BWF Rankings | Badminton News

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Young Anupama Upadhyaya has develop into solely the second Indian shuttler in under-19 ladies singles class to win the highest title within the newest BWF Junior rankings. The 17-year-old from Panchkula, who had claimed junior worldwide titles in Uganda and Poland earlier this 12 months, changed fellow Indian Tasnim Mir from the highest place on Tuesday. She has jumped two locations to seize the pole place with 18.060 factors from 18 tournaments and is among the 4 ladies who determine within the Top 10 of the junior rankings.

Three different Indian feminine shuttlers within the Top 10 are Tasnim Mir (quantity 2) and two 14-year-olds — Anwesha Gowda (quantity 6) and Unnati Hooda (quantity 9). Overall, Anupama is simply the sixth Indian shuttler to prime the junior rankings.

In boys, Aditya Joshi (2014), Siril Verma (2016), Lakshya Sen (2017) had achieved the highest place previously, whereas 18-year-old Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian had develop into the World No. 1 final month.

Anupama had not too long ago cracked the senior girls’s Top 100 rating and is presently positioned at World No. 63 spot.


A product of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Anupama had a powerful run this 12 months as she made it to the semifinals on the Syed Modi International Super 300 in January earlier than coming into the quarterfinals of Orleans Open Super 100 occasion.

The Indian is presently making ready for the Junior World Championships scheduled to be held in Santander, Spain from October 17 to 31.

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