Saina climbs to second spot in world rankings

    By IANS,

    New Delhi : Saina Nehwal may have lost out on a medal in the Asian Games but she climbed a rung to be World No.2 in the International Badminton Federation rankings.

    Saina is behind China’s Xin Wang with 63211.26 points. Xin has 66152.40 points.

    It is the Indian’s career-best rankings.

    The rise was courtsey another Chinese, Wang Yihan’s fall. Wang, who held onto the number two spot for eight weeks, slipped to the third spot with 62488.91 points.

    Tine Baun of Denmark is placed fourth and Chinese Shixian Wang fifth.

    Saina, who won three back-to-back titles and the Commonwealth Games gold this year, went down to Yin Pin Yip of Hong Kong in the singles quarterfinals in the Asian Games.