Thirteen-year-old Lakshya Sen from Almora, Uttarakhand outflanked James Farmer of England 21-16, 21-17 in the finals of the Under-19 badminton competition held at the Wimbledon Racquet and Fitness Club in England on September 14. 

Players from Portugal, Turkey, England, Scotland, India and Switzerland partook in the two-day occasion. The Wimbledon Under-19 is the eighth global competition won by this kid from the Uttarakhand slopes. Presently, he goes for a win in the 2020 Olympics. 

Lakshya Sen is to take off to Belgium and Switzerland next, to partake in badminton competitions there. His dad D K Sen said he had taken to playing badminton when he was five years of age. "He saw us playing, and was attracted to the diversion," said father Sen, boss badminton mentor of the Uttarakhand Badminton Association, which is subsidiary to the Badminton Association of India. 

D K Sen said the state has created a youthful and promising product of players, including Unnati Bisht, Himanshu Rawat and Chirag Sen (the last likewise Lakshya's senior sibling). 

Lakshya Sen had been picked, when he was 11 years of age, for a lesser grant under the Olympic Gold Quest, a program established by game legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone.

The program was gone for distinguishing donning ability youthful, and giving the essential preparing so youthful players could be appropriately prepped for Olympic occasions. 

Lakshya Sen and his sibling Chirag would follow along when their granddad C L Sen played badminton at the Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Sports Stadium in Almora. 

After his triumph in England, the youthful player said, The conditions are distinctive (while playing abroad), and there are inabilities to think straight as well, as we have a tendency to trust that outside player are better.

The kid likewise had warm acclaim for his strong guardians, as well as his mentor, Prakash Padukone, the primary Indian to win the All England Championship in 1980.




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