India’s top shuttlecock Lakshya Sen said on Monday that he is “living a dream” by bringing laurels to the country on the world stage and “gave his all” in his first final against Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen at the All England Championship. The 20-year-old from Uttarakhand was simply sensational en route to his final appearance in Birmingham, but he couldn’t reach the distance and went straight to world No. 1 Axelsen.
“It’s been a long journey for me from Almora to the All England Open. I gave my all on the field in the final against Viktor yesterday, but it wasn’t meant to be,” Sen wrote in a message posted on his Twitter handle. was shared. †
— Lakshya Sen (@lakshya_sen) March 21, 2022
“For me, the chance to represent my country means everything to me. I am living my dream and I will always give my 100% on the court.” His impressive show was praised by all, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sachin Tendulkar.
“I am overwhelmed and humbled with all the love and support I have received from so many fans in India and around the world and wanted to say a big thank you to everyone,” wrote Sen.
“I want to thank BAI and SAI for supporting me. I cannot forget my parents and brother Chirag who sacrificed so much for me.
“I owe everything to Prakash Sir and Vimal Sir and PPBA who guided me on this journey. Without them this simply wouldn’t be possible. Thanks to Vivek Kumar Sir and the world class PDCSE where I train.” The world No. 11 also thanked Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala and Olympic Gold Quest for their support.
A product of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru, Sen has been in the mold of his life for the past six months.
He took his first World Cup bronze in December last year, before winning his first Super 500 title at the India Open in January and finishing second at both the German Open earlier this week and the All England Championships on Sunday.
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