CHENNAI: Kidambi Srikanth has scaled another peak. Not World No 1 in rankings yet, the player from Andhra’s Guntur is topping the list of prize money-earners for the year.

A list released by the Badminton World Federation shows him with earnings of $149,797.50 (Rs 98.2 lakh approx) in 2017 so far. The 24-year-old leads the way in men’s and women’s singles.

PV Sindhu is third on the women’s list, with $93,212.50 (Rs 61.1 lakh). Saina Nehwal is 14th, her prize money amounting to $25,427.50 (Rs 16.67 lakh). Curiously, Srikanth said he is not aware of this.

“It’s not about the prize money. It’s more about performing well,” he said. He is busy training, aiming to add to his tally of two Superseries titles this year. He won these in Australia and Indonesia, with respective prize purses of $ 56,250 and $ 75,000. Although he lost in the World Championship quarterfinals, these results propelled him to the top of the money list.



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