Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen
Country: India
Born/Date of Birthday: 16 August 2001
Place of Birth: Almora, Uttarakhand, India
Residence: Almora, Uttarakhand, India
Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Parents: D K Sen
Handedness: Right
Coach: Vimal Kumar, Prakash Padukone, D. K. Sen, Yong su-yoo

Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing: India
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place    2021 Huelva    Men's singles
Asia Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place    2020 Manila    Men's team
Youth Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place    2018 Buenos Aires    Boys' singles
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place    2018 Markham    Boys' singles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place    2018 Jakarta    Boys' singles
Bronze medal – third place    2016 Bangkok    Boys' singles
Representing International Olympic Committee Mixed-NOCs
Youth Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place    2018 Buenos Aires    Mixed team

Lakshya Sen (born 16 August 2001) is an Indian badminton player. Sen is a former world junior no. 1. He has won gold medals at the 2018 Asian Junior Championships in the boys' singles and at the Summer Youth Olympics in the mixed team event. His best achievement in his senior career is winning the bronze medal at the 2021 World Championships.

Personal life
Sen, a Kumaoni born in Almora, belongs to a badminton family. His father, D. K. Sen, is a coach in India and his brother, Chirag Sen, is also an international badminton player.

Career
Having trained at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Sen had shown his talent as a badminton player at a very young age, and had a brilliant year in the junior badminton circuit in 2016. He became the number one junior singles player in BWF World Junior ranking in February 2017. Sen also competed in the senior international level and won the men's singles title at the 2016 India International Series tournament. He emerged as the champion at the 2018 Asian Junior Championships defeating the top seeded World No. 1 Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the final.

Sen participated at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics as the fourth seeded. He settled for boys' singles silver medal after losing to Chinese player Li Shifeng in straight games 15–21, 19–21. He also competed in the mixed team event, and helped team Alpha win the gold medal.

Sen clinched his first BWF Tour title by winning the Dutch Open men's singles title after beating Yusuke Onodera of Japan. The Dutch Open is a BWF Tour Super 100 tournament. In November 2019, he won the SaarLorLux Open which is a BWF Tour Super 100 tournament held in Saarbrücken, Germany. He defeated China's Weng Hongyang in the final to claim the title.

He won the men's singles title in the 2019 Scottish Open in November, with a victory against Brazilian Ygor Coelho.

In 2021, he reached the World Championships semifinals where he lost to compatriot Srikanth Kidambi in a hard fought match 21–17, 14–21, 17–21 and settled for a bronze medal.

In 2022, he defeated the reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew in the India Open final, thus clinching his first Super 500 title. He defeated Singapore's Loh in two straight games 24–22, 21–17.


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