PV Sindhu retains 5th spot, Akane Yamaguchi new World No. 1

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 12:47 IST PV Sindhu has skipped the ongoing Thailand Open BWF Super 500 tournament (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu retained the 5th spot on BWF women’s singles rankingsSaina Nehwal, who starts her Thailand Open campaign on Wednesday, remained at eighthKidambi Srikanth is at the 10th spot while Sameer Verma at 13thAce Indian shutter PV Sindhu has maintained her fifth spot in the women’s singles ranking released by Badminton World Federation (BWF), while her compatriot Saina Nehwal remained at eight.Nehwal will be competing at the Thailand Open after an injury lay-off had forced her to miss the Indonesia Open and Japan Open.Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist, has had a roller coaster fortnight in which she finished runner-up at the Indonesia Open and lost in the quarter-final of the Japan Open, losing to Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi on both occasions.The Hyderabad shuttler has withdrawn from the ongoing Thailand Open with her eyes set on the BWF World Championships that will be held from August 19 and 25.Meanwhile, Yamaguchi has overtaken Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei to become the new world number one following consecutive victories in Indonesia and home soil.Tai is followed by Yamaguchi’s teammate Nozomi OKuhara at number three and China’s Chen Yufei at number four.In men’s singles, Kento Momota consolidated his world number one position in men’s singles after the victory in Japan. Kidambi Srikanth is at the 10th spot, followed by Sameer Verma who is at the 13th position.Also Read | PV Sindhu withdraws from Thailand Open, Saina Nehwal returnsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow BWF rankingsFollow Saina NehwalFollow Akane YamaguchiFollow Tai Tzu YingFollow Kidambi Srikanth PV Sindhu retains 5th spot, Akane Yamaguchi new World No. 1While India stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal retained their places in the women’s singles rankings, Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi became the new world number one, overtaking Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Railway department suspects foul play

The train was plying from Colombo to Vavuniya when the incident took place.According to eyewitnesses, the youth’s body was severed in half following the accident but he was still alive for several minutes and died on the way to hospital. The Railway Department says it suspects sabotage led to the footboard of a train giving way in Veyangoda on Saturday which killed a youth.The General Manager of the Railway Department B.A.T Ariyaratne told reporters this afternoon that a three member committee has been appointed to investigate the incident. He said that 3 bolts were missing from the footboard at the time of the incident. A 24 year old youth from Veyangoda died after he fell onto the tracks after the footboard gave way and the train ran over him. read more