Lakshya Sen settles for silver in the All England Badminton open

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Lakshya Sen lost the final of the All England Badminton championship 2022  to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark on 20 March 2022.   The tournament was held in the English city of Birmingham .The All England is one of the most prestigious badminton tournaments in the world. 

  • So far only two Indians have won the tournament , Prakash Padukone in 1983 and Pullela Gopichand in 2000. 

Other Results 

Female singles  title 

  • Akane Yamguchi of Japan won the gold medal  by defeating An Seyoung of South Korea in the finals.

Women's Doubles 

  • Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida (both are Japanese ) defeated Zhang shu xian and Zheng Yu (both are Chinese ) in the final and won the Gold Medal .

  • The Bronze medal was won by the Indian pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela  by defeating the South Korean pair of  Jeong Na Eun and Kim Hye Jeong .

Mens Double titles 

  •  The Indonesian pair of  Muhammad Shohib Fikri and Bagas Mualana  defeated the Indonesian pair of Mohamad Ahsan and Hendra Satiwan to win the gold medal .

Mixed Doubles 

  • The  Japanese pair of  Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higasano  defeated the Chinese pair of Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping to win the gold medal .

All England Badminton Championship

  • It is the world’s oldest badminton championship which was started in 1889 in England .

  • It was considered unofficially as the world badminton title until 1977 . After that the International Badminton Federation started its own world championship in 1978. 

  • No Indian female player  has ever won the women's single title at the All England championships .

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