Published On: Sun, Jul 22nd, 2018

Uttarakhand’s Lakshya Sen wins gold in Asian Junior Badminton Championship

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Uttarakhand’s Badminton player Lakshya Sen created history in the Asian Junior Badminton Championships-2018 held in Jakarta. Sen defeated Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand 21-19 and 21-19 in the singles event in straight sets. He thus became the first Indian to win the final of the Asian Junior Badminton Championships.

On Saturday, the semi-finals of the Asian Junior Badminton Championship were held between India’s Lakshya Sen and Ikhshan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay of Indonesia. In the match, Lakshya Sen managed to keep an edge on the opponent’s dash while showing aggressive game. Sendefeated Rumbay by a 21-7, 21-14 scoreline and entered the final.
Today, the final match took place between Lakshya Sen and Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand. Sen won the title by defeating Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21-19 and 21-19 in straight sets. Lakshya is also the captain of the Indian team in the competition. Lakshya Sen hails from Uttarakhand’s Almora district.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat congratulated Lakshya on winning the Asian Junior Badminton Championship. The Chief Minister said that Lakshya has not only illuminated Uttarakhand but also the name of India in the world of sports. India has received this golden honor in the men’s singles competition after 53 years in the Asian Junior Badminton Championship, . The Chief Minister hoped for a bright future of Lakshya Sen, hoping other sports athletes from the state will also bring laurels to the nation.

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