Indian badminton player Lakshaya Sen bagged the gold medal after defeating Indonesia’s top-seeded Kunlavut Vitidsaran in the final match of the Badminton Asia Junior Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The 16-year-old thrashed his Indonesian opponent to win gold for the country at the mega-event after a gap of six years. The feat is only the second for India in the men’s singles category since Gautam Thakkar’s gold way back in the 1965 edition of the tournament.
Other Indian shuttlers who have previously won a medal at the Asian Junior Championships include Gautam Thakkar (gold in 1965), Pranav Chopra and Prajkta Sawant (bronze in 2009), Sameer Verma (silver) and PV Sindhu (bronze) in 2011, Sindhu (gold) and Sameer Verma (bronze) in 2012.
Source- Hindustan Times
Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
- Indonesia Capital- Jakarta, Currency- Indonesian rupiah.