POSTED DAE : Jan. 2, 2016
Former national junior champion and currently striving to make an impact in the seniors, Kush Kumar jumped to the 90th in the latest January PSA World Rankings. The young man, who has one PSA title to show thus far, improved by seven spots from his December ranking of 97.
Senior pro Saurav Ghosal, meanwhile, held on to the 18th spot while Mahesh Mangaonkar rose to 61 and former national champion Harinderpal Sandhu dropped a rung to be in 67th place.
In the women’s section, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal suffered a mild reverse. While Chinappa dropped two places to 15th, Pallikal dropped one spot to be placed at 17th.
Sachika Ingale is the only other Indian inside the top 100. The 21-year-old is ranked at 84th.
There were changes in the top places in both sections. The significant movement was that of Laura Massaro, who became the third Englishwoman to reach the top rung, displacing Egyptian El Welily. The Egyptian had held the coveted spot since September 2015.
On the men’s side, Egyptian Mohamed Elshorbagy regained the World No. 1 ranking after a gap of just a month from the world champion Gregory Gaultier of France.