Indian transporter Lakshya Sen made the entire nation proud with his heroism in the final match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games men’s badminton event. The 20-year-old won the gold medal after defeating NG Tze Yong of Malaysia 19-21, 21-19 and 21-16, Monday. Lakshya, who had previously helped India win the historic Thomas Cup in May, added a new feather to his cap. After recording the landslide victory in the summit clash on Monday, the bus could not hide his emotions and went wild in celebration.
In a viral video, Lakshya was seen throwing her racket into the stands after taking the final throw and winning the gold medal. The midfielder celebrated in a unique way as he shouted and even took off his shirt to express his happiness at having accomplished the feat.
Lakshya Sen’s winning success that sealed the gold medal for him. Only 20 years old! pic.twitter.com/YCNBEkjMjs
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 8, 2022
Lakshya’s wild celebration left fans amazed and thrilled at the style and dominance she possessed in the gold medal match against rival Malaysia.
Before the match, Sen lost most of the first game but was close to the Malaysian, who had drawn world champions Yew Kean Loh and Kidambi Srikanth in their previous two matches.
Sen went 19-18 from 16-19 before Yong produced back-to-back forehand winners to earn a game point. Sen mistimed a baseline call after a grueling exchange to give Yong the lead.
The second game was one way after Sen led 11-9 at halftime. The Indian added 12 points in a row after the break to tie the final. Yong made a number of unforced errors and looked like he wanted to conserve energy for game three.
Sen was at his best attack in the decision and led until the end. Yong tried his best to come back, but Sen was unstoppable.
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