Commonwealth Games 2022: India’s Lakshya Sen came from behind to beat Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong 19-21, 21-9, 21-16 in a thrilling badminton men’s singles final to claim gold . So far, he has faced Yong three times and defeated him three times.
India’s Lakshya Sen defeated Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong 19-21, 21-9, 21-16 in a thrilling match. badminton men’s singles final to win gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The world No.10 stumbled in the opening match, only to script an explosive comeback in the following two matches. So far he has faced Yong three times and the Indian commuter has won three times.
Sen, 20, first tasted professional success in 2014, when he won the Swiss Junior International. His superb show helped him become the World Junior No. 1 in February 2017.
A year later, he improved his performance and won gold at the Asian Junior Championships held in Jakarta. The sixth-seeded Indian commuter took on Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in this hard-fought final. Sen won the match 21-19, 21-18 to earn a historic gold medal at the Asian Junior Championship. And with the win, he became the first Indian commuter to win the junior continental title in 53 years.
He continued his stunning form in 2018 and emerged victorious at the Youth Olympics held in Buenos Aires. In the men’s singles category, he won the silver medal, losing to China’s Li Shifeng in the final. He also won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships.
He continued his stellar show on the international circuit in 2019, taking his first victory in a BWF World Tour event. At the 2019 Dutch Open, he outclassed Japan’s Yusuke Onodera in the final to win the prestigious event.
Sen continued to mesmerize the badminton world after winning a bronze medal at the 2021 BWF World Championships.
Sen came closest to the English Championship title, losing in the final to world number one and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen in the men’s singles final in March 2022.
In May 2022, Sen’s career chart skyrocketed as he helped the Indian team win their first ever Thomas Cup title. India had pulled off a convincing start in the final match against 14-time champions Indonesia, with Sen beating Anthony Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 in a thrilling contest.
(Edited by : Shoma Bhattacharjee)