Category Archives: Announcements

Meiraba reigns supreme; Dhrithi & Trisha clinch Doubles

Maisnam Meiraba annexed the Under 17 Boys' Singles title at the 42nd Junior National Badminton Championships which concluded in Guwahati yesterday. Meiraba, who won the national title without loss of a set, beat Amit Rathore 21-13, 21-10. He had won the bronze medal in the same event in the Korean Juniors a couple of weeks back. Meiraba has thus added to his collection of two Under 13 and one Under 15 National Boys' Singles titles.

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Lakshya Sen bags silver at TATA OPEN

Lakshya Sen came agonisingly close to winning back to back international titles when he narrowly lost to Thamassin Sithikom of Thailand in the finals of TATA Open International Tournament in Mumbai. Sithikom, an Asian Bronze Medalist like Lakshya, was the winner in a 80 minute long classic Badminton encounter at the CCI Courts on Sunday at 15-21, 21-14, 21-19.

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Lakshya Sen won the Third Senior International

Lakshya Sen won the third senior international title of his fledgling career by defending the India international series title in Hyderabad yesterday. Lakshya beat Yee Han Chong of Malaysia in a tight three setter lasting 57 minutes, 21-15,17-21,21-17.

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Kiran wins maiden Senior National Title

Kiran George made amends for missing out on the Indian team for the World Juniors by annexing his first senior title at the national level in Bangalore. Kiran who is the current national champion in the under 17 age category and also a silver medallist in the same category at the Asian Junior Championships last year has been steadily showing progress over the last one year.

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I don’t care if my opponent is 18 or 28: Junior world No 1 Lakshya Sen is ready for the big stage

The boy from Almora, who will just turn 16 in August, plans to play increasingly more on the senior circuit than the junior.

Lakshya Sen, 15, is walking off the court after a three-hour-long training session at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru. He heads straight to his chair on the sidelines, on which his kit bag and water bottle is kept. Seated on the chair next to his is Padukone himself.

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Lakshya wins Bronze at the German Junior Championships

World Junior No. 1 Lakshya Sen fell at the penultimate hurdle in the Dutch Junior Championships which concluded in Haarlem, Netherlands yesterday. Lakshya lost to eventual winner Chen Chi Ting of Chinese Taipei 19-15, 15-21. He had a fairly easy time reaching the semis with wins over Mehmet Capar of Turkey 21-9, 21-7, Chong King Lim of Malaysia 21-10, 21-13, Takuma Obayashi of Japan 21-18, 21-15 amd Fpmg Hau Sim of Malaysia 21-19, 21-15.

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