India’s young badminton player Lakshya sen made history by winning the gold medal in the Asian Junior Badminton Championships in Jakarta on Sunday, Indonesia. Goal 53 years later brought India gold medal in this competition. Prior to this, Gautam Thakkar of India had successfully achieved the gold medal in 1965. Badminton Association of India congratulated Sen on the win gold medal on Twitter.
The 6th seed goal of the 16-year-old won the gold medal by defeating world junior number one Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand 21-19, 21-18 in straight sets in the final. With this goal, the team that won gold in this championship has become the third Indian after Gautam Thakkar and PV Sindhu.
The goal has been strongly demonstrated in this whole tournament. He made it to the semi-finals, beating the second seed China’s Li Shifeng 21-14 21-12 in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, he also made a superb performance by defeating fourth seed Indonesia’s Ikshan Leonardo Immanuel Rumbay 21-7, 21-14 in the final.
Prior to this, the Lakshya had taken possession of the bronze medal in the same championship in 2016.
Tell you that 17-year-old lakshya sen plays badminton from the age of five. His father DK Sen is a coach in India and his brother Chirag Sen is also an international badminton player. Not only that, her grandfather was a badminton player. After taking Badminton education from his father in Almora, lakshya sen joined Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy for the last seven years, he was training at Prakash Academy in Bangalore.