Barve ranked No 18 in world

SPORTS REPORTER
Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The sixteen-year-old Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy - NKBA trainee moved up 11 positions on the women’s singles charts as per Week-1 (4th January, 2017) rankings. Purva signed off last year (2017) with a year-end No. 29 ranking.

PUNE: City-based shuttler Purva Barve began the New Year on a high attaining an all-time best rank of No. 18 on the BWF Junior Rankings. 

The sixteen-year-old Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy - NKBA trainee moved up 11 positions on the women’s singles charts as per Week-1 (4th January, 2017) rankings. Purva signed off last year (2017) with a year-end No. 29 ranking.

By breaking into the Top-20, Purva is the third Indian on the chart behind Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka (No. 4) and Aakarshi Kashyap (No. 11).  Purva now has accumulated 10636 points from the 8 tournaments she played in 2017.

“It’s a great achievement to be ranked in the Top-20. Purva has been working hard and moving up the ranking charts justifies the effort put in by her,” said NKBA Director and Head Coach Nikhil Kanetkar.

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