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Lakshya Sen created history at CWG 2022 with gold medal in men's singles

Lakshya Sen trained at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy. His first medal came at Junior Asian Championship. He settled for silver medal.

How it started 

In February 2017, he became the no.1 ranked junior singles player in BWF World Junior ranking.

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Rise to no.1

At 2018 Asian Junior Championships, Lakshya Sen beat World Junior no.1 Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the final. 

The big win 

He also settled for a silver medal at 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. In the mixed team event, he won the gold medal. Later, he won bronze medal at BWF Junior World Championships.

More in 2018 

In 2019, he started off by winning the Belgian International tournament followed by Dutch Open, his first BWF tour title. Later, he won SaarLorLux Open (Germany) and Scottish Open as well.

Multiple wins 

In 2020 Badminton Asia Team Championships, he won the bronze medal. In 2020 England Open, he played his first ever BWF Super 1000 tournament where he got knocked out in the second round. Due to injury, he withdrew from 2020 SaarLorLux Open.

Tough 2020 

Lakshya Sen reached the World Championship semi-finals 2021 but lost to Kidambi Srikanth and had to settle for a bronze medal.

Loss to Srikanth 

He started off with his first Super 500 title with a win against Loh Kean Yew in India Open final. Later, he was part of the Indian men's team that won Thomas Cup 2022 after beating Indonesia in the historic final.

Historic Thomas Cup win 

Lakshya Sen won his first ever Commonwealth Games medal in mixed team event where India settled for silver. In men's singles, he defeated Ng Tze Yong to win his maiden CWG gold.

Maiden CWG gold 

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