PM Narendra Modi praised Lakshya Sen’s spirited struggle after losing in the All England Open final.© AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised opponent Lakshya Sen for giving a spirited fight after she lost in the All -England Championship final, and expressed confidence that she would continue to improve on new successes. Sen’s dream run at the All England Championships ended in a heartbreaking defeat in a row against world number one and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen in the men’s singles final on Sunday, continuing India’s painful 21-year wait for the coveted trophy.
“Proud of you @lakshya_sen! You have shown incredible perseverance and perseverance. You gave a spirited fight. Best prayers for your future endeavors,” cuit Modi.
“I am confident you will continue to raise new levels of success,” the prime minister said.
Proud of you @lakshya_sen! You have shown extraordinary perseverance and perseverance. You give a spirited fight. Best prayers for your future endeavors. I am confident you will continue to raise new levels of success.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2022
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also praised Sen.
“You are unbeatable, @lakshya_sen. You have won billions of hearts. Congratulations on a great performance. You have made India proud! My best prayers for your future endeavors,” Gandhi wrote on Twitter.
After four days of sensational badminton, the 20-year-old Sen faltered at the peak of history when he made too many mistakes to succumb 10-21 15-21 to former champion Axelsen in the summit clash.
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