Lakshya Sen, a resident of Devbhoomi and India’s future in badminton, has his eyes set on the Paris Olympics

Lakshya Sen, who has made his mark in the world of badminton at a young age on the basis of his talent and hard work, is now eyeing the Paris Olympics. Indian young shuttler Lakshya Sen has made a place in the hearts of sports fans around the world in the last few years. This 22-year-old shuttler has achieved every major success. Meanwhile, many great players have become victims of his speed and power-filled game. Indian badminton star Lakshya Sen is a resident of Almora in Uttarakhand. Lakshya Sen’s background is also closely associated with badminton. His grandfather C.L. Sen is called the Bhishma Pitamah of badminton in Almora.

Lakshya Sen was born on 16 August 2001 in Almora. He inherited the game of badminton. His grandfather was very famous for badminton in Almora. His father DK Sen was a player and now a badminton coach. Lakshya’s elder brother Chirag used to dominate India in the under age group. When Lakshya was just nine years old, he went with his father for the first time to watch his brother’s sub-junior ranking badminton tournament. It was here that Lakshya told Vimal Kumar that he also wanted to play. Lakshya Sen started his career by playing badminton with his father, where he used to play in the Union Bank All India Sub Junior Badminton Tournament in the initial phase.

After training at the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bangalore, he showed great talent as a badminton player at an early age and won a bronze medal in the 2016 Junior Badminton Championship. He also competed at the senior international level and won the men’s singles title by winning the gold medal at the 2016 India International Series tournament. In February 2017, he became the number one junior singles player in the BWF World Junior Rankings. He won several titles in 2017 such as the India International Series and the European Bulgarian Open. Sen also won a silver medal at the Tata Open India International.

In 2018, he won the gold medal in the singles category at the Asian Junior Championships in Jakarta (Indonesia). Along with this, he won the silver medal as runner-up in the singles category at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires and became the first Indian shuttler to win a medal at the Youth Olympics. Lakshya Sen won his first BWF title by defeating Yusuke Onodera of Japan to win the Dutch Open singles title. In November 2019, he won the title by defeating Weng Hong Yang of China at the Saarlor Lux Open held in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany.

After this, he won the men’s singles title by defeating Brazil’s Ygor Coelho in the Scottish Open in November. He reached the semi-finals of the 2021 World Championship where he lost to compatriot Srikanth Kandambi and was limited to the bronze medal. After which in the year 2022, he won his first Super 500 title by defeating Singapore’s reigning world champion Loh Kin Yu in the India Open final. Along with this, in the recently held German Open Super 300 tournament, Lakshya Sen defeated Tokyo Olympian Viktor Axelsen in the semi-finals, after which he lost the tournament against Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the final and finished second.

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