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Jakarta Post

Shuttler Anthony Ginting climbs to fifth in BWF world rankings

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 24, 2020   /   05:09 pm
Shuttler Anthony Ginting climbs to fifth in BWF world rankings Indonesian shuttler Anthony Sinisuka Ginting trains during the 2019 Sudirman Cup mixed team tournament in Nanning, China, on May 21, 2019. (PBSI/PBSI)

Indonesian shuttler Anthony Sinisuka Ginting has climbed to fifth position in the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) men's singles world rankings after winning the 2020 Indonesia Masters in Jakarta last week.                

Anthony, who ranked seventh before the tournament, jumped two spots with 76,722 points. Top spot still belongs to Japan's Kento Momota with 111,918 points, despite his absence from the Super 500 tournament on the BWF world tour.

Meanwhile, Anthony's fellow Indonesian men singles shuttler Jonatan Christie dropped from sixth to seventh with 73,538 points after losing to Danish shuttler Anders Antosan in the quarter finals of the 2020 Indonesia Masters. 

The two shuttlers are among the country's top medal hopefuls for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

However, despite their high rankings, Anthony and Jonatan will still need to compete at several qualification tournaments prior to April. Five to seven tournaments remain before the Olympics, including the 2020 Thomas Cup and All England, Antara reported. (dpk)