India’s Payas Jain sits at second place in ITTF U-17 desk tennis world rankings

India’s Payas Jain sits at second place in ITTF U-17 desk tennis world rankings

Based on the most recent ITTF rankings, launched on Tuesday, Payas is 268 rating factors behind the table-topper Yuanyu Chen from China, at 2612, and approach forward of the third-placed Puerto Rican, Angel Naranjo (2229).

India's Payas Jain sits at second position in ITTF U-17 table tennis world rankings

File picture of Payas Jain. Twitter/@kheloindia

New Delhi: Indian paddler Payas Jain is sitting fairly on the second spot within the newly-introduced ITTF U-17 world rankings.

Based on the most recent ITTF rankings, launched on Tuesday, Payas is 268 rating factors behind the table-topper Yuanyu Chen from China, at 2612, and approach forward of the third-placed Puerto Rican, Angel Naranjo (2229).

For the Delhi boy, the progress should have come as a shot within the arm. The 17-year-old, who completed with a silver medal within the Asian Cadet and Junior Championship at Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) in September 2019, went right down to Yuanyu Chen within the remaining.

Earlier than Payas, Manav Thakkar had change into World No 2 within the under-18 part in 2018.

The worldwide federation has introduced on this new rating to plug the hole of 4 years between Cadets (under-15) and Youth (under-19) and assist the in-between gamers an opportunity to watch their gradual progress. The ITTF has, thus, elevated the age to 19 for the junior paddlers.

Within the Below-15 Women, Suhana Saini is ranked No 7 on this planet, and that’s fairly some progress for the Haryana lady. The sub-junior paddler completed runner-up in February nationals, held at Indore.

Prayesh Raj Suresh is ranked No 6 within the U-15 Boys and the Tamil Nadu boy had helped himself to the Sub-Junior Boys title at Indore.

Within the under-19 Women class, Nationwide Junior champion Swastika Ghosh of Maharashtra is the top-ranked Indian on this planet at No 9.

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