Sukant Kadam is World No 2

Sports Reporter
Monday, 17 July 2017

Pune: Sukant Kadam has risen to the No. 2 position on the BWF Para-Badminton World Rankings.

The all-time best achieved by the Sangli-born Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) trainee is a huge leap for both Academy and Sukant’s towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Badminton will be an official sport for the first time at the 2020 Games.

Sukant rose one position on the singles ranks in the ‘SL4’ class as per released by the world body on 12th June 2017. Earlier, Sukant was ranked No. 3.

Pune: Sukant Kadam has risen to the No. 2 position on the BWF Para-Badminton World Rankings.

The all-time best achieved by the Sangli-born Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) trainee is a huge leap for both Academy and Sukant’s towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Badminton will be an official sport for the first time at the 2020 Games.

Sukant rose one position on the singles ranks in the ‘SL4’ class as per released by the world body on 12th June 2017. Earlier, Sukant was ranked No. 3.

His rise has primarily been due to consistent exposure and performance on the Para- Badminton circult. In recent time, Sukant did well to win back-to-back bronze medals in Thailand and Ireland respectively.

The effort won him 30 and 75 points respectively to swell his points.
So far, Sukant’s has played five tournaments; Spain, Uganda, Turkey, Thailand and Ireland and has won a medal in each of the five in singles.
 The phenomenal rise by Sukant makes him the second-best ranked para-badminton player in any class from India on the BWF rankings.
 
TOP-5
1. Lucas Mazur (France)  362.5 points
2. Sukant Kadam (India) 165.0 points  
3. Suhas Lalinakhre (India) 162.5 points
4. Bakri Omar (Malaysia) 160.0 points
5. Tarun Dhillon (India) 150.0 points

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