Shuttler Lakshya bags silver in Youth Olympics

BUENOS AIRES: Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen settled for a silver medal after he misplaced the boys's singles summit conflict in opposition to Li Shifeng of China in immediately games within the Youth Olympics on Friday.

Sen, the reigning junior Asian champion, misplaced 15-21, 19-21 in a 42-minute final fit to bag the silver. He had beaten Shifeng in immediately games within the quarterfinals of the Asian Championships in July however on Friday, it was once the flip of his Chinese rival to show the tables on him.

In the each the games, Shifeng led all through and Sen was once playing catch-up which he eventually could not succeed finally.

In the primary game, Shifeng took an early lead and raced to 14-Five in no time. Sen made a fine restoration to narrow down the space to 13-16 however he could not sustain it and Shifeng went ahead 18-13 after which made it 20-14 to have six game issues. Though Sen saved one game level, the Chinese received the next one to pocket the primary game in 17 minutes.


The second game was once a closer fight than the primary but the Chinese was once main all the time. Shifeng was once ahead 8-7 first of all but the gap widened to 12-7 sooner than Sen made it 11-14. The three-point gap remained for a while sooner than the Chinese made it 18-14 after which 19-14.


Sen made a last-ditch effort to avoid wasting the fit by successful three immediately issues however Shifeng nonetheless made it 20-17 to have three fit issues.


Sen was once nonetheless not throwing the towel as he reeled off two immediately issues to make it 19-20 and just one level clear of a deuce. But his Chinese opponent was once a troublesome nut to crack as Shifeng received the final level to pocket the second game and win the fit to clinch the gold.


This was once India's fourth silver at the side of three gold within the ongoing Youth Olympics.
Shuttler Lakshya bags silver in Youth Olympics Shuttler Lakshya bags silver in Youth Olympics Reviewed by kailash soni on October 13, 2018 Rating: 5
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