Lakshya Sen – New world no. 1 junior badminton player
Lakshya Sen – World no 1 in BWF junior ranking
- Lakshya Sen is Indian male Badminton player born on 16th August 2001 hails from Almora district of Uttarakhand.
- Lakshya has a badminton family background. His father is a coach with the Sports Authority of India and his elder brother Chirag, also badminton player and in fact he reached the second spot in the world rankings earlier.
- He has been training under All England champion Prakash Padukone at his Badminton Academy in Bangalore since he was 10.
- Lakshya Sen has also received Olympic Gold Quest support since the age of 11.
Lakshya Sen – BWF Ranking
- Lakshya Sen was placed No.1 in the latest badminton junior rankings released by the Badminton World Federation on February 2, 2017.
- Sen moved ahead of Chia Hao Lee of the Chinese Taipei, to attain the top spot. According to BWF current rankings, Lakshya has 16,903 points in eight tournaments he has played in the season. Chia Hao, who is at the second spot, has 16,091 points.
- Lakshya Sen is the third Indian male shuttler to top the BWF world junior rankings. He has emulated Aditya Joshi and Siril Verma, who attained the No 1 rank in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
Lakshya Sen – Major milestones
- Bronze medal in the Under-17 in BAC Championship at Kudus, Indonesia in 2015.
- Bronze Medal in the under-19 Badminton Asia Confederation Championships at Thailand in 2016.
- Champion of Wimbledon Under-19 tournament in 2014
- Won the title of Aros Junior Under-15 cup in Denmark in 2014.
- Swiss Open Junior tournament champion in 2014.
- In 2015, Under-17 title at the National Junior Badminton Championships in Jaipur.
- In the senior category he won his first International Series title in 2016 beating Malaysian prodigy Zii Jia Lee.
- Undefeated in Mixed team event at the Junior Asian Badminton Championships.
- In 2016, All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Itanagar, becoming the first from Uttarakhand to achieve the feat.
Lakshya Sen – What coach says
- His coach Prakash Padukone feels the next few years will be vital for Lakshya’s development and that his choice of tournaments will have a great effect on his future.
- As part of his development plan, Lakshya’s schedule has been tailored to allow ample training in between competitions. But the focus for him is to compete only in World and Asian championships in the junior circuit and partake in senior tournaments the rest of the year.
- In 2017, he has already competed in the Tata International challenge in Mumbai, the Syed Modi international in Lucknow and the Senior National Championships in Patna.