Kidambi Srikanth becomes world No. 1 badminton player

Published on April 13, 2018
Kidambi Srikanth replaced Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to become the No. 1 player in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

Kidambi Srikanth becomes world No. 1 badminton player

  • He topped the rankings with 76,895 points in men's singles category to displace current world champion Viktor Axelsen,
  • The Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee is one of Dronacharya Pullela Gopichand’s pupils.
  • This is the second time when an Indian male Badminton player has achieved World rank No. 1 after Prakash Padukone did so in 1980.
  • Srikanth bagged the mixed team gold in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018.
  • The Indian shuttler won four Super Series titles last year, becoming the fourth person to do so–
    • Indonesia Open Super Series
    • Australia Open Super Series
    • Denmark Open Super Series
    • France Open Super Series

Badminton World Federation (BWF) Top 10 rankings (Men)

Rank Player Country
1. KIDAMBI Srikanth India
2. Viktor AXELSEN Denmark
3. SON Wan Ho Korea
4. CHEN Long China
5. SHI Yuqi China
6. CHOU Tien Chen Chinese Taipei
7. LEE Chong Wei Malaysia
8. LIN Dan China
9. NG Ka Long Angus Hong Kong
10. Anthony Sinisuka GINTING Indonesia

Expected Questions

Who among the following is the second Indian male Badminton player to achieve World rank No. 1 in Badminton World Federation after Prakash Padukone?
a. Chetan Anand
b. Kidambi Srikanth
c. Pullela Gopichand
d. Vimal Kumar
e. None of the above

Whom did Kimabi Srikanth replace to achieve World rank No. 1 in Badminton World Federation?
a. Lin Dan
b. Shi Yuqi
c. Viktor Axelsen 
d. Anthony Sinisuka
e. Other than the above

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