KATHMANDU: Nepal's young shuttler Prince Dahal has taken a big leap in the junior badminton world ranking. Dahal has climbed to the third place in the ranking published on Friday by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

He was in the seventh place in the previous ranking. Danish Mads Juel Moller and India's Varun Kapur are ahead of Prince in the current ranking. Moller is in the first place and Kapur in the second spot ahead of Dahal.

This is the biggest success achieved by Dahal so far. He said that it was a big achievement for him personally as well as for the country.

Badminton coach Jayanta Shrestha said the success achieved by Dahal is the biggest in Nepal's badminton history so far.

The 17-year-old shuttler, who is from Khalanga of Darchula district in Sudurpaschim Province, is not affiliated to any departmental club so far. He has been playing from the Sudurpaschim Province.