5 things to know about junior shuttler Lakshya Sen
India’s Lakshya Sen clinched the bronze medal at the Asian junior Badminton Championships in Bangkok. The 14-year-old has been quite the buzz in the junior circuit in the past few years, even garnering plaudits from the likes of Prakash Padukone and is surely someone to watch out for in the coming days.
Here are a few things to know about him:
1.Lakhsya Sen was on the 16th of August 2001 and burst onto the scene as a 10-year-old in 2012, when he won the Israel Junior International. Following that win, he earned high praise from 1980 All England winner Prakash Padukone, who said that Lakshya perhaps played better than how he did when he was 10.
2.Two years later, Lakshya clinched yet another overseas title- this time at an Under-19 event that was held at the Wimbledon tennis and croquet club, where he defeated James Farmer of England 21-16 21-17 in the final.
3.In 2015, Lakshya clinched the Under-17 title at the National Junior Badminton Championships in Jaipur and a year earlier was crowned Under-15 champion.
4.Before the Individual event, Lakshya was also a part of the Mixed team event at the Junior Asian Badminton Championships where he remained undefeated, winning all three matches that he was involved in.
5.However, it was in the Individual category that he really put forth his full potential, reaching the semifinal stage of the competition, and winning the bronze medal despite losing the match.