Joshna Chinappa Jumps to 13th Spot in World Rankings, Top Indian in List

Updated: 01 December 2015 19:06 IST

Joshna Chinappa rose four places to the 13th spot while Dipika Pallikal slipped from 16th to 14th spot in the world rankings

Joshna Chinappa Jumps to 13th Spot in World Rankings, Top Indian in List
Joshna Chinappa recently reached the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open Classic. © AFP

New Delhi:

Joshna Chinappa on Tuesday became the highest ranked Indian women's squash player after climbing up four positions to be placed at 13th spot in the latest rankings list.

Riding on her phenomenal show in the Qatar Classic in Doha last month, Joshna jumped from 17th to 13th position.

Her victory over World No.1 Raneem El Welily of Egypt in the first round had helped her climb up the ladder.

Meanwhile, Dipika Pallikal, who till now was the highest ranked Indian, slipped to 16th from 14th place.

Best among the Indian men is national champion Saurav Ghosal, who has dropped a rung to be at 18th.

Mahesh Mangaonkar is at 62nd spot, Harinderpal Sandhu on 66th and Kush Kumar on 97th. In the women's category, Sachika Ingle is placed at 87th spot.

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