India is a sports-loving country and all the sports are appreciated here. India is continuously excelling in games like Cricket, Badminton, Hockey, Football, etc. and soon our country will be among at the top countries in most of the sports.
Even though sports other than cricket had been less appreciated in our country but with changing time and movies like Chak De! India, the awareness and appreciation
India’s young badminton star Lakshya Sen on Sunday made our country proud with his gold medal.
— Finishing touch (@tanmoy_sports) July 21, 2018
Lakshya Sen has won the gold medal in men’s singles competition at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2018 in Jakarta.
The 16-year old defeated the top seed and the World No. 1 Kunlavut Vitidsarn in straight games 21-19, 21-18 to bag the top honour at the event.
He now joins Gautam Thakkar and PV Sindhu to become the third shuttler to win the junior Asian championship. While Sindhu had won the title in 2012, Thakkar had won the gold medal all the way back in 1965.
India's new Golden Boy!@lakshya_sen enter record books,ending a wait of 53 years to win a gold in the men’s singles event at the Asian Junior Championship with a flawless performance; beats World No1 K.Vitidsarn 21-19,21-18 to secure his biggest ever career medal #IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/xwRxMT6wP1
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 22, 2018
The young shuttler defeated 2nd seed China’s Li Shifeng 21-14, 21-12 in the quarterfinal, and then had to beat 4th seed Ikhshan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay 21-7, 21-14 to reach the final.
We wish Lakshya Sen very congratulations for winning the gold and making our country proud. Stay tuned to Laughing Colours for the latest news and updates on sports.