India is a sports-loving country. Earlier, Cricket was the only sport which was watched and loved in the country, but slowly, people's awareness of other sports like Chess, Badminton, Football and Hockey is increasing day by day.
All thanks to players like PV Sindhu, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, Sunil Chhetri, etc for excelling in sports, winning various trophies and medals and hence making people more interested in other sports.
In recent events, India's young badminton star, Lakshya Sen won a gold medal in Men's Single's Badminton Match at Asian Badminton Championship.
Lakshya has become the third player after Gaurav Thakkar and PV Sindhu to win this gold. He also has become first Indian male to win gold in this championship in 53 years.
Due to his amazing performance, the Badminton Association Of India (BAI) has decided to award with a prize money of Rs. 10 Lakh.
The 16-year-old from Uttarakhand took just 46 minutes to beat top-seeded Kunlavut Vitidsaran of Thailand 21-19, 21-18 in the final to win his maiden gold in the prestigious tournament.
An elated BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma lauded Lakshya's historic feat, saying: "Lakshya has done the country proud. We have been investing in youngsters and we are happy seeing the dividends."
Ajay K. Singhania, BAI General Secretary, also congratulated the shuttler's efforts. "It was a great occasion for all of Badminton Association of India family and officials to celebrate. Winning a medal in Asia is always good, but winning gold is even better. We are really proud of the teenager," said Singhania.
We wish our emerging sports star congratulations for his great win. Stay tuned to Laughing Colours for the latest sports news and updates.