Lakshya Sen won the thomas cup and gave a historic victory to India

Indian Badminton players have created history by winning the Thomas Cup. The basis of this victory became shuttler Lakshya Sen, resident of Almora district of Uttarakhand. Lakshya Sen had already laid the foundation for victory by defeating Indonesia’s Olympic medalist Ginting 9-21, 21-17 and 21-16 in the very first match. After that Indian players did not look back. Let us know who is Lakshya Sen, who has been praised by PM Modi and Sachin Tendulkar in the past.

Grandfather and father have also played badminton:
Lakshya Sen, who came from a middle-class family of Almora district, was born on 16 August 2001. His family has been living in Tilakpur locality of Almora for more than 80 years. His grandfather CL Sen used to work in the district council. Dada had participated in national level badminton competitions in civil services. There he won many titles. While father DK Sen is also currently the coach. Earlier he was the coach of Sai.

Goals playing since the age of six:
Grandfather had a big contribution in getting Lakshya on the field at the age of six. Grandfather taught to hold badminton to grandson Lakshya by holding hands. Lakshya, who walked on the map of father and grandfather, also showed talent in badminton. Lakshya has won many medals at the national level followed by district, state. After this he also got pat at the international level. At the age of 10, Lakshya won his first international title in Israel as a gold medal.

Big brother Chirag also shuttler:
He was also inspired by his elder brother, international badminton player, Chirag. Mother Nirmala Sen was a teacher in a private school in the past. In 2018, Lakshya’s father DK Sen had taken VRS. Mother also left school and shifted to Bangalore with family for training of children. There Lakshya and Chirag trained and father DK Sen is also a senior coach at Prakash Padukone Academy.

England reached the final of the championship:
Lakshya Sen is the fifth Indian shuttler to reach the final of the All England Badminton Championship. Before him, Prakash Nath in 1947, Prakash Padukone in 1980 and Pullela Gopichand in 2001 reached the finals of the championship. In the women’s section, Saina Nehwal has also played the final of this competition in 2015. Lakshya Sen has trained under badminton renown Vimal Kumar, Pullela Gopichand and Yong Soo.

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