Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy trainee Lakshya Sen done the academy and India proud by winning the gold medal in the Badminton Asia Junior Championships that concluded in Jakarta (Indonesia) on Sunday. The dedicated training of his coaches and the world class facilities at the Academy under the leadership of the legend Prakash Padukone has paid rich rewards.   His name ‘Lakshya’ means Target/aim.

The Final encounter lasted 46 minutes as Lakshya Sen gave it nothing but his best to emerge as the champion of Asia against Thailand player Kunlavut Vitidsarn.  Lakshya Sen ended a long wait of 53 years to win a gold in the men’s single match at the Asian Junior Championship with a flawless performance.  He is only the third Indian to clinch the gold medal in the Asia Junior Championships. The other two were Gautam Thakkar (1965) and PV Sindhu (2012).

Lakshya Sen born on 16th August 2001 in Almora to D.K.Sen. His brother Chirag Sen is also an International player.  Sen has long been talked up as one of the brightest prospects in Indian men’s singles.  He got into badminton because his grand father was a badminton player, his father D.K. Sen,  a coach at Sports Authority of India. His mother is a school teacher.   He started playing the game at the age of 6.

Lakshya Sen Won  Bronze medal at the 2016 Asia Junior Championships held at Bangkok. He won the Eurasia Bulgarian Open in 2017, when he was just 16 at the time.  He won the Sats India International Series in 2016 and made to the quarterfinals of the Vitenam Open Badminton Grand Prix in 2016.


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