Strong play in the second and third games
Lakshya Sen lost the first game after giving a tough fight
The match between Lakshya Sen and Ke Tje Yong started off as aggressively as expected. There was a fierce fight between the two for one point each. However, the Malaysian shuttler looked more aggressive. The match was level till 6-6, but in the end, when Yong took a 14-11 lead, the goal also hit. Soon the score reached 15-16 and then 17-18. Lakshya was now hitting smash on smash and took a 19-18 lead after a draw at 18-18. However, here Yong hit a tremendous smash and took the score to 20-19. Yong fought hard for the last point and won the game 21-19 after a long rally.
Such was the journey of the semi-finals
It is noteworthy that earlier in the world rankings, Lakshya, who is ranked 10th in the world rankings, had registered a semi-final win against Jia of Singapore. He won the tough match 21-10, 18-21, 21-16. Yong, on the other hand, defeated Srikanth 13-21, 21-19, 21-10 in the second semi-final of men’s singles.
Players who won Gold in Men’s Singles for India at CWG
Prakash Padukone: 1978
Syed Modi: 1982
P. Kashyap: 2014