Lakshya Sen eager to prove his mettle in his first Commonwealth Games | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

Lakshya Sen eager to prove his mettle in his first Commonwealth Games |  Commonwealth Games 2022 News
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target army has progressed so rapidly in recent times that only Kidambi Srikanto And Singapore’s world champion Loh Keen Yew threatens his title ambitions Commonwealth Games,
The 20-year-old from Almora defeated Loh to win the India Open this January. A few months later he brought a sensational show at the All England Championships, where he became the first Indian to reach the final in two decades. He also defeated defending champion Lee Zi Jia of Malaysia.
Lakshya, who trains at the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bengaluru, excelled at the junior level and progressed rapidly to the senior category.
Last December, he surprised many by becoming the youngest Indian man to win a medal at the World Championships, where he lost to Srikanth in the semi-finals.
Commonwealth Games The field is weak in men’s singles and it will be a big problem if Lakshya, Srikanth or Loh don’t win Birmingham, The return of Li Zi Jia and Loh’s poor form have raised the chances of the Indian men.

Prakash Padukone (1978), Syed Modi (1982) and Parupalli Kashyap (2014) have won singles gold medals for India at the Commonwealth Games so far. Srikanth had lost in the final in the previous edition.
While Srikanth is training in Hyderabad, Lakshya has worked hard with his team under the leadership of Vimal Kumar in Bengaluru. Both shuttlers suffered minor injuries and did not participate in several tournaments prior to the Games.
since losing HS Prannoy Lakshya has focused on training at the Indonesia Open on June 15.
“I have been training continuously for the last three weeks. This is my first Commonwealth Games and I am looking forward to do well.
Arena Birmingham also hosts the All England Championship and is a familiar venue.
“I feel good to be back there. I love the atmosphere of the venue,” he said.

History of India in Commonwealth Games

History of India in Commonwealth Games

The first task for Lakshya and Srikanth is to help their team retain the mixed team gold by winning the singles tie. It is not yet clear who the team management will field in Team Singles. But teammates will become enemies in individual competition.
“I have prepared well and I want to do well. I want to take it match by match,” he said. “The draw is important. Once it is out, we can plan the strategy. But I am not looking too far ahead.”
If Srikanth and Lakshya draw in opposite parts of the draw, India have a chance of winning two medals in singles. And if one of them manages to defeat Loh, India can win the singles gold after a gap of eight years.

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