Young shuttler Aditya Joshi from Madhya Pradesh has become the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world.
Aditya, 17, recently got the number one slot in the January rankings of the World Badminton Federation (WBF).
Aditya was at the 11th position till November, but he managed to jump ahead of all the players by achieving 18,776 points.
Aditya started playing badminton in 2001 when he was only five and very soon, he started winning in the categories above his age in the local tournaments.
Within six years, he started proving himself at the international arena and clinched the gold in Remensco junior international tournament held in Russia in 2011. During the same year, he won a gold medal in Asian sub-junior championship held in Japan.
His victory in the national junior championship held at Chandigarh in December 2012 made way for his top ranking.
Aditya was the national champion in 2013 and had won two gold medals in junior international tournament held at Pune and silver in the senior national championship while his age corresponds to junior category.