CWG 2022: Lakshya Sen notches India's 20th gold medal

08 August,2022 05:34 PM IST |  Birmingham  |  IANS

In his debut outing in the multi-nation event, Lakshya came back incredibly well after losing the first set to become the fourth Indian shuttler to win a gold medal in men`s singles category

Lakshya Sen poses during the medal presentation ceremony after winning the gold medal the Commonwealth Games. Pic / AFP



Shuttler Lakshya Sen clinched India*s 20th gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games after beating Malaysia*s Tze Yong NG 19-21, 21-9 and 21-16 in the men*s singles final on Monday.

In his debut outing in the multi-nation event, Lakshya came back incredibly well after losing the first set to become the fourth Indian shuttler to win a gold medal in men*s singles category after Prakash Padukone (1978), Syed Modi (1982) and Parupalli Kashyap (2014).

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It also means that India have first and third podium finish in men*s singles badminton after Kidambi Srikanth clinched the bronze medal after defeating Jia Heng Teh of Singapore 21-15, 21-18.

Earlier in the day, badminton ace PV Sindhu won her maiden gold medal in women*s singles, defeating Michelle Li of Canada 21-15, 21-13.

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