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Good Sports: Haryana Shuttler Tops World Junior Rankings

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
October 2022
Good Sports: Haryana Shuttler Tops World Junior Rankings

India continues to produce world-class badminton players. Anupama Upadhyaya, a 17-year-old from Panchkula, Haryana, recently moved up two spots to become the No. 1 player in the BWF world junior women’s rankings.

Anupama, who won her first seniors’ title, the Polish Open, in March, earned 18,060 points from 18 tournaments, grabbing the top spot from compatriot Tasnim Mir. Tasnim achieved the world No. 1 ranking earlier this year, becoming the first Indian junior woman to do so.

Anupama, who trains at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru, is the sixth Indian to top the junior world badminton rankings. Four men have done it: Aditya Joshi in 2014, Siril Verma in 2016, Lakshya Sen in 2017, and Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian in early 2022.

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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

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