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Youth Olympics 2018, Badminton: Lakshya Sen vs Shifeng Li, Men's Singles Final, Live Score and Match Updates

Li Shifeng def Lakshya Sen 21-15, 21-19 in 44 minutes to take the gold
Updated: 13 October 2018 00:34 IST - Published: 12 October 2018 23:42 IST
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Final score: Li Shifeng def Lakshya Sen 21-15, 21-19 in 44 minutes to take the gold
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THIS TIME LI DOES IT!!!! 

AND HE LIES DOWN ON THE COURT TO CELEBRATE!
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Sen saves yet another match point!

19-20
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Big smash from Li and he even started celebrating!

But it was OUT!

Sen 18-20
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Yet another point for Sen!

17-20
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Sen finds the corner!

16-20
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Very costly error from Sen at the net.

Li now has match points!

20-15
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Li is back in business, moves ahead to 18-14 now.

Are Sen's hopes over?
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But Sen finds some fire here and gets three quick points in a row!

So much can change in just seconds in badminton!

Sen now trails 14-16
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Li is now up 16-11
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But Li ends Sen's run here....very, very fresh and spirited.

Sen, on the other hand, is looking jaded and lost on the court.

Clearly the long semi-final took a toll on him.
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And that has started a run of points for Sen!

Sen is now trailing 11-14
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One point back for Lakshya as he blocks the net for Li, forcing him to go for a lob!

Li still up 14-10
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It's smooth sailing for the Chinese as he jumps ahead to 12-7
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Sen continues to send the shuttle long and that has given Li an 11-7 lead at the mid-game interval.
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Sen is trying hard but the Chinese looks more solid, more determined, more aggressive and obviously not letting errors hamper his game.

Li up 8-6
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His precision has again gone missing....missing angular dropshots!

Sen 4-7 now
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Now the Chinese has inched ahead to 5-3

Sen is still struggling with his energy levels
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Li is using his height well to go for jump smashes!

3-3
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Tremendous defence from the Chinese helps him to level matters.

2-2
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A lot more aggression from Sen to start the second game...he gets the first point
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Sen gets one point back but Li takes the first game 21-15.
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Sen targeted a down-the-line smash but he missed it,

Game points to Shifeng Li

20-14
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The streak ends and Li gets two points in a row to inch ahead to 18-13
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A rattled Li starts missing his bread-and-butter down-the-line shots as well

Sen 13-16
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