Chetan zooms to 22nd spot

Updated: 14 October 2008 11:31 IST

Back-to-back title wins has catapulted national champion Chetan Anand eight places up the rung to 22nd place in the latest badminton rankings.

New Delhi:

Back-to-back title wins has catapulted national champion Chetan Anand eight places up the rung to 22nd place in the latest badminton rankings.

Chetan became the first Indian man to win a Grand prix event when he clinched the USD 50,000 Bitbuger Open title in Saarbruken, Germany last week. He also won the Czech International title last month and now has a tally of 35750 points in the rankings released yesterday.

Arvind Bhatt, who finished runners-up in the Bitburger Open, has also surged four places up to 36th, pushing out-of-action Olympian Anup Sridhar to the 37th spot. Bhat now has a ranking point of 29037.

There is more good news for India, as the mixed doubles pair of V Diju and Jwala Gutta, who also became the first Indian pair to win a grand prix event by clinching the Bitburger Open mixed doubles title, climbed 25 places to 55th spot.

Topics : Badminton
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