Karakal's young England International Badminton Star Ethan Rose, 17, starts 2020 as the First Men's English Singles Player to be ranked in the Top 8 in the World on the U19 BWF World Junior Rankings since ranking records began at the beginning of 2012.
A strong finish to 2019, winning the U17 French International Championships, 3 U19 International Championships, Belgium, German and Finnish along with a Bronze Medal at the U17 European Championships earlier in the year, secured Ethans rise to the number 8 World Ranking position.
"I am really pleased to have made the top 8 ranking and am proud to have made some history" Rose said. "However, my aim is to continue to climb the junior rankings, but there will now be more of a focus on my senior world ranking".
Ethan will begin 2020 with the Swedish International Series, in Uppsala followed by the Icelandic Future Series. Both on the BWF senior world tour calendar.