Lakshya Sen clinched the gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Monday.
He thrashed his Malaysian opponent Tze Yong NG by 19-21, 21-9, 21-16 to win his maiden gold medal at the multi-nation event.
Sen lost the first round by a close margin of 21-19. However, he leveled the game after winning the second set by 21-9 as he took 10 points on the trot.
The 20-year-old Sen had defeated Singaporean shuttler Jia Heng Jason Teh in the semifinals by 21-10, 18-21, 21-16.
On the other hand, Tze Yong beat Kidambi Srikanth 13-21, 21-19, 21-10 in the other semifinals.
After Sen’s victory, India’s medal tally has now risen to 57 including 20 gold medals.
Here’s a list of players who won gold medal for India in men’s singles of badminton so far at the CWG:
- Lakshya Sen in the year 2022
- Parupalli Kashyap in the year 2014
- Syed Modi in the year 1982
- Prakash Padukone in the year 1978