A 15-year-old genius Lakshya Sen has won the bronze medal at Junior Asian Championships. Lakshya is from Uttarakhand and has got World No.1 ranking in the Badminton, the latest BWF. Last year Lakshya concluded All India Ranking Tournament at Arunachal Pradesh.
The CEO at Olympic Gold Quest and the former of Indian Hockey captain, Viren Rasquinha said,”Proud that OGQ has supported him since he was 11. OGQ has provided a full-time physio and trainer only for Lakshya, and he is on a special diet as well,”
Lakshya is from Almora; it’s a district in Uttarakhand. Sen was trained by Prakash Padukone who is All England Champion of 1980. Prakash teaches Sen in Bangalore at his Badminton Academy; Sen was 10-years-old when he started training. The Olympic Silver Medalist PV Sindhu got World No. 6th position when she began again. Saina Nehwal, who had completed the season-opening Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold, in women’s singles she was at the 9th position.
Viren Rasquinha tweeted:
BAI Media Tweeted for Lakshya Sen:
WELL DONE LAKSHYA SEN! CONGRATULATIONS
According to BWF, Lakshya has got 16,903 points in eight tournaments. Sen had got a brilliant year in 2016 on the badminton circuit. In 2016 he won the senior India International Series Badminton Tournament with all the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Itanagar. Sen was the first contender from Uttarakhand and the youngest player ever who won the title at senior level.
Prakash Padukone said, “We were expecting this, perhaps it has come a little bit sooner than expected. Lakshya is a naturally gifted player and is quick to grasp the finer points of the game. I felt he had some very special qualities from the very beginning. The idea now is to help him keep developing tactically, which I feel is very important in the modern game where everyone tends to play a similar style as opposed to the ’80s and ’90s. I see my job as the one posing the questions, making him come up with the answers, and I find he is faster at that than other players.”
In Men’s Singles, Sameer Verma was placed at 25th, Grand Prix Gold title at the Syed Modi Internationals. K Srikanth came out of top 20 after suffering a semifinal exit at Lucknow.
At World No 18 Ajay Jayaram is the best-placed Indian, H S Prannoy was at 24th. In mixed doubles, N SIkki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra got their maiden of Grand Prix at Syed Modi he came ahead two places to World No. 14. Ashwini Ponnappa and B Sumeeth Reddy came on World No. 4 Danish pair of Christinna Pedersen and Joachim Nielsen Fischer have reached till finals in Lucknow. In men’s doubles, Manu Attri and Sumeeth dropped one place to World No. 23.