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Lakshya Sen becomes World No.1 Junior Badminton player

India TV Sports Desk New Delhi 03 Feb 2017, 9:56:14 IST
India TV Sports Desk

India's Lakshya Sen has become the World No 1 Junior Badminton player. He achieved the distinction yesterday in the latest rankings of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Lakshya, who is considered as the shining future star of Indian badminton, 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.

The 15-year-old is the first shuttler from Uttarakhand to attain the numero uno spot at the international level. 

The President of Uttaranchal State Badminton Association Ashok Kumar and vice-president of the association Sanjay Gunjyal expressed happiness over the achievement and congratulated Lakshya for bringing laurels for the country and the state.

Lakshya has attributed his feat to his parents, sports authority badminton centre at Almora, Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy and Olympic quest committee.

The young shuttler has had a brilliant year on the badminton circuit in 2016, as he won the Senior India International Series Badminton Tournament along with the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Itanagar. 

He was youngest ever player and the first ever from Uttarakhand to win the title at senior level. Earlier, his brother Chirag Sen was ranked number two in the world junior badminton rankings.