Badminton: Lakshya Sen bags maiden gold medal in Commonwealth games


Birmingham: In an iconic final, India's Lakshya Sen managed to overcome Malaysia's Ng Tze Yong after an epic comeback in the second round to clinch gold in Men's singles at Commonwealth Games 2022 on Monday. This is his maiden medal in the tournament and the 20th gold for India in CWG 2022.

Lakshya Sen beat Tze Yong 19-21, 21-9, 21-16.

Tze Yon, who started strong, managed to beat Sen in the first game by winning 19-21. However, Sen came back strong in the second game to win it 21-9. In the third and final game, Sen came back to take the lead against the Malaysian after trailing early. Sen won the final game 21-16.

Earlier, world number 10 Sen, making his CWG debut, seemed to have lost his way after a dominating start against Jia but recovered in time to complete a 21-10, 18-21, 21-16 win in the men's singles semifinals.

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