Young badminton sensation Lakshya Sen breaks into the World top 100 after jumping 19 places to reach the 89th spot in the latest BWF ranking. At 16, Lakshya achieved the spot for his good international run. The youngster had clinched the Eurasia Bulgarian Open and India International Series, before finishing runners-up at the Tata Open India International Challenge. Lakshya also won the World Junior Badminton Championship in Yogykarta by defeating Indonesia’s Gatjra Piliang Fiqihila Cupu 21-15, 21-19.
Inspired by their grandfather C.L. Sen back home in Uttarakhand, Lakshya and his brother Chirag took to badminton. Seasoned badminton coach Vimal Kumar noticed their capability and initiated in bringing the brother duo to Bengaluru at Prakash Padukone’s Academy.
Lakshya has been the Junior World No 1 quite for sometime.