Two-time championship bronze medallist, in 2013 and 2014, Sindhu was placed below twice winner and Olympic champion Carolina Marin.
New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and world no. 8 Kidambi Srikanth were seeded fourth and eighth respectively in the BWF world badminton championship, which gets under way in Glasgow on August 21. Two-time championship bronze medallist, in 2013 and 2014, Sindhu was placed below twice winner and Olympic champion Carolina Marin. World no. 16 Saina Nehwal, who clinched silver at the 2015 Worlds, was seeded 12th.
With world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei withdrawing, Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, South Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun were named as the top two seeds respectively. In men’s singles, Srikanth, who has been in rampaging form with back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia, is seeded just below two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China.
Among other Indians in the fray, Ajay Jayaram and B. Sai Praneeth were seeded 13th and 15th respectively, while world no. 28 Sameer Verma will begin his campaign as an unseeded player. In mixed doubles, Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy, who clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year, were seeded 15th.