India’s young prodigy Lakhsya Sen stamped his authority in the game of badminton by outplaying top-seeded Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia to reserve his birth in the final of All England Badminton Champions on Saturday. The 20-year-old Sen has followed the footsteps of greats of the game like Prakash Nath, Prakash Padukone, Pullela Gopichand and Saina Nehwal to reach the final of the prestigious tournament after trouncing sixth-seeded Lee 21-13, 12-21, 21-19 in an intense battle which lasted for one hour and 16 minutes.
While Padukone (1980) and Gopichand (2001) went into the history books by winning the final contest, Prakash Nath (1947) and Saina Nehwal (2015) fell short in the last. Sen is the first Indian male in 21 years (after Gopichand’s victory in 2001) to make it to the final.
Sen had won the Indian Open title earlier this year and won a bronze medal at the World Championship last year, where he lost to Kidambi Srikanth in the semi-finals. Sen will face reigning champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the summit clash. The whole nation will be glued to the TV screens watching an Indian etch history at All England Badminton Champions.
Here is all you need to know about the final contest:
Where will the All England Open 2022 final between Lakshya Sen and Viktor Axelsen take place?
Utilita Arena Birmingham in the United Kingdom will host the final showdown between the top two players.
At what time will the All England Open 2022 final between Lakshya Sen and Viktor Axelsen start?
The All England Open 2022 final between Lakshya Sen and Viktor Axelsen will start at 7:30 PM IST.
Where can one watch the All England Open 2022 final?
The All England Open 2022 final between Lakshya Sen and Viktor Axelsen will be aired live on India’s VH1, MTV, History TV 18 channels.
Where can one catch the All England Open 2022 final live streaming?
The All England Open 2022 finals live streaming between Lakshya Sen, and Viktor Axelsen will be available on the Voot Select app and website.