Saina placed in Group G, Srikanth in Group H in Rio Olympics

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Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) India’s star shuttler Saina Nehwal has been placed in Group G in the women’s singles category while Kidambi Srikanth is placed in Group H in the men’s singles at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

World No.5 and London Olympic Bronze medallist Saina has been seeded fifth while her compatriot P.V. Sindhu is seeded ninth in the women’s singles. Sindhu has been placed in Group M, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) tweeted on Tuesday.

Srikanth has received a ninth seeding in the men’s draw.

India’s women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are placed in Group A, while men’s doubles pair Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy were placed in Group D.

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and Spain’s Carolina Marin are the top seeds in men’s and women’s singles.

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