Ekiring Tops Africa Badminton Again

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Fresh from taking part in the Ethiopia International Badminton Championship, Edwin Ekiring has improved his rankings on the World and African Badminton rankings.

Fresh from taking part in the Ethiopia International Badminton Championship, Edwin Ekiring has improved his rankings on the World and African Badminton rankings.
 
The Holland based player gained more points in Addis Ababa where he lost out in the semi final. He moved up the rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Ekiring is now above 2011 All Africa Games gold medalist Jacob Malieka from South Africa both in the world and African rankings.
 
Ekiring moved top for the African rankings, while Malieka slipped to second place and Nigeria’s Jinkan Ifraimu in third place. Ekiring is now in 116th position for the World ranking with 12434.9195 points and Malieka is ranked 118.
 
Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and China’s Chen Long maintained their first and second positions respectively on the world rankings.
 
Ekiring who lost to Malieka at the recent All Africa Games said he is training hard ahead of seven more tournaments before the end of the season. He aims to continue rising, targeting the top 100 rankings and qualification for the 2012 London Olympics.
 
In 2008 Ekiring and Zambia's Elly Mambwe got wild cards to qualify for the Beijing Olympics after their impressive performances on the international circuit.

 

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