Varun jumped 4 locations amongst male singles gamers, whereas Samiya climbed six spots within the feminine class.
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Varun had an ideal run final 12 months as he picked his sixth junior title, claiming the XII Portuguese Worldwide 2020 in November.
Whereas 17-year-old Samiya, a U-15 Asian Badminton Championship winner, has been one of many constant performers on the junior circuit final 12 months.
“It is nice to see many junior shuttlers doing so properly. We at present have 10 Indians within the top-20 and the juniors have proven lots of promise,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned in a launch.
“This rating will work as a desired enhance for every of them and certainly encourage them to work more durable because it has been powerful 12 months for COVID-19 affected sporting world and badminton is attempting to make a comeback after nearly a 12 months’s break.”
BWF had frozen the world junior rankings as of March 17, 2020, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nonetheless, with the recommencement of some worldwide junior tournaments, BWF determined so as to add subsequent Worldwide junior event outcomes to the world junior rankings with out deducting factors from earlier weeks, thereby making a rolling rating till such time because the world junior rankings could be absolutely unfrozen.
Whereas Varun is the one Indian within the high 10 amongst male shuttlers, the feminine singles class has three different Indian shuttlers — Tasnim Mir (4), Treesa Jolly (8) and Aditi Bhatt (10) — within the top-10 record.
Within the ladies’s doubles class, Tressa (8), Tanisha Crasto (9) and Aditi (9) are among the many Indians who’re positioned inside top-10.
“BAI govt council assembly and AGM is scheduled for January 30 in Delhi. We might be finalising an in depth plan on the right way to conduct home tournaments in addition to the important thing junior tournaments that BAI plans to ship its gamers this 12 months,” mentioned BAI Normal Secretary Ajay Singhania.
“We can even be discussing the long run plans associated to teaching and coaching for junior shuttlers.”