Riding on some fine performances, promising Indian shuttlers Varun Kapur and Samiya Imad Farooqui along with four other Indians have confirmed Top-10 spots in the latest BWF’s world junior rankings announced recently.
Starting 2021 on a high, Varun moved four places ahead in the men’s rankings while Samiya took a six-spot jump as the youngsters achieved their career-best junior rankings and became World No. 2.
Varun had a great run last year as he picked his sixth junior title when he won the XII Portuguese International 2020 in November. While the 17-year-old Hyderabadi, a U-15 Asian Badminton Championship winner, Samiya has been one of the consistent performers at the junior circuit.
Earlier BWF had frozen the world junior rankings as of March 17, 2020, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the recommencement of some international junior tournaments, BWF stated that they have decided to add subsequent International junior tournament results to the world junior rankings without deducting points from previous weeks thereby creating a rolling ranking until such time as the world junior rankings can be fully unfrozen.
The BWF rankings released earlier this week, especially in the women singles category, saw Indian domination with three more shuttlers Tasnim Mir (4), Treesa Jolly (8) and Aditi Bhatt (10) earning themselves a place in the Top-10.In the women’s doubles category, Tressa (8), Tanisha Crasto (9) and Aditi (9) are among the Indians who are placed inside Top-10.