Nepal’s Prince Dahal has made a leap in the world badminton junior rankings.
According to the badminton rankings released by the World Badminton Federation on Friday, Dahal has risen to the third position. Earlier, Dahal was ranked seventh.
Dahal is followed by Mads Joel Muller of Denmark and Varun Kapoor of India. In the world rankings, Muller of Denmark is at the top, and Kapoor of India is at the second position.
Earlier, Muller was fifth and Kapoor was fourth.
This is the biggest success of Nepal’s junior player Dahal so far.
Dahal said that it was a great achievement for the individual and the country.
He is playing in the Pushpalal Memorial Ranking Badminton Tournament at Golbazar in Siraha.
Dahal entered the semifinals by defeating Navin Shrestha in the quarterfinal match on Friday.
Badminton coach Jayant Shrestha said that this was the biggest success achieved by Dahal in the history of Nepali badminton.
Dahal, who hails from Darchula in the far west, has not joined any departmental club so far.
He has been playing badminton from his home state.
Dahal was ranked seventh in the rankings released by the World Badminton Federation in April 2076 BS.
Dahal was ranked 32nd in the world rankings released in December 2076 BS, 14th in the second week of December, and 10th in the last week.
Dahal, 17, of Khalanga, Darchula, is currently studying in class 10 at Danphe English Boarding School in Jaulakhel, Lalitpur.
The World Badminton Federation has been determining the world rankings of senior and junior badminton players around the world.