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Posted on Oct 11, 06:55PM | IANS
Reigning national champion Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place to be placed 20th in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.
The London Olympics quarter-finalist, who was recently crowned the men's singles national champion sits on 42846.69 points.
Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram also dropped a place to 27th. He was the runner-up to Kashyap in the national championships concluded last week.
Meanwhile, in the women's singles, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal retains her fourth position. She has a chance of going up the ladder in the upcoming Denmark Open which starts Oct 16.
Hyderabad's P.V. Sindhu also dropped a place to be ranked 21st. She lost the national championships' women's singles final to Sayali Gokhale of Pune.