Sen and his Malaysian opponent started the opening game on a mostly even note. Sen gained a slight advantage with a 5-4 lead.
Ever since Dinesh Khanna claimed India’s first badminton medal — a bronze at the quadrennial event in 1966 — the country has accumulated 25 medals, including seven golds, riding on individual brilliance.
The star Indian shuttler had reached the second round by defeating compatriot Malvika Bansod in their round one game by 21-18, 21-15, in a match that lasted 34 minutes.
Nehwal completely dominated the proceedings in both the games and made her way into the second round of the tournament.
The former World champion will next face Vietnam’s Thuy Linh Nguyen.
The Indian men’s team etched its name in the history books by lifting the title with a dominant 3-0 win over 14-time champions Indonesia in the final in Bangkok on Sunday.
In the Group D match, World No. 7 PV Sindhu fell prey to An Se-young, as she got completely dominated in both the games. Sindhu lost in her outing by 15-21, 14-21, in a match that lasted 42 minutes.
Local lad Son Wanho started off taking a 2-0 lead but the World No. 12 Indian shuttler Srikanth won five consecutive points to take a lead and from there on he never looked and took the game by a comfortable margin of 21-12.
Lakshya Sen too fought back winning five consecutive points to make it 15-14 in his favour. At 20-20, the Indonesian World No.24 won two points on the trot to win the opening game 22-20.
The American offered no easy points to Sindhu in Game 2 as the Indian world No. 7 was leading by just a point at the mid-game break.
The world championship silver medallist Srikanth started off well and took an early lead of 9-1 in the opening game but Antonsen fought back valiantly to win 10 points on trot as both the players went into the opening game break with Danish player leading 11-9.
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On Wednesday, the 16-year-old from Gujarat had become the first Indian to grab the top rank in the under-19 girls singles.
While Sikki partners Ashwini in women’s doubles, Dhruv plays mixed doubles with Sikki, Akshan forms the mixed doubles team with Simran, while Kavya is the women’s doubles partner of Khushi.
The former world No. 1 Srikanth became the first Indian to win a silver in the men’s singles at the badminton world championships, with Prakash Padukone (1983), B Sai Praneeth (2019), and Lakshya Sen (2021) winning a bronze each.
Pullela Gopichand won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 becoming the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone.
Suhas, who has become the first civil servant from the country to represent India in the Tokyo Paralympics, won the men’s singles SL4 semi-final in straight sets.
Having returned to the country after clinching bronze at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, Sindhu said she is enjoying herself and wants to keep improving.
Born in Sangli, Maharashtra, in 1933, Natekar dabbled with playing tennis and even reached the junior nationals final against the legendary Ramanathan Krishnan before deciding to focus on his badminton career.