Following straight-game victories at the Indoor Stadium Huamark, Lakshya Sen and Kiran George, who were friends and classmates at the academy, advanced to the Super 500 event’s last eight.
Two boys from the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the $420,000 Thailand Open on Thursday, while other Indian shuttlers failed in the first two rounds.
Institute mates and companions Lakshya Sen and Kiran George made the last eight of the Very 500 occasion following straight-game succeeds at the Indoor Arena Huamark.
Since winning the Commonwealth Games in August 2022, Sen hasn’t done well in any tournaments.
He made it to the quarterfinals of some, but most of them ended in the first couple of rounds. However, the world No. 23 is playing better than he has in recent times in the capital of Thailand.
The 21-year-old Sen defeated Chinese fourth seed Li Shifeng, the defending All England Open champion, 21-17, 21-15.
In 49 minutes after defeating Wang Tzu-wei of Chinese Taipei in the opening match. This was Sen’s second success over the world No.12 in seniors as the two have likewise played various matches at the lesser level.
The most renowned being the 2018 Youth Olympics last where the Chinese beat the competition.
Sen will compete against Malaysian qualifier Leong Jun Hao, who beat the Indian in their only senior competition in 2019.
Assuming Sen wins on Friday he will enter his most memorable semi-last since Birmingham 2022.
Sen also parted ways with Yoo Yong-sung, a coach from South Korea, in September 2022 due to difficulties communicating. In January, PPBA hired Anup Sridhar to teach the child.
Kiran, then again, is in a staggering altercation Bangkok. The 23-year-old Chinese third seed Shi Yuqi was blown away in the opening match by the 23-year-old after winning two matches and getting a walkover in the qualifiers.
On Thursday he went a stage better to expel China’s Weng Hongyang, who arrived at the Malaysia Bosses last week, 21-11, 21-19 out of 39 minutes and will next confront Toma Junior Popov of France.
“Kiran is on a Chinese obliteration binge. He defeated the Chinese No. 1 yesterday and the Chinese who reached the Malaysian final last week.
He hopes that these victories will give him the push he needs to advance to the elite level in the coming months.
I strongly believe that Lakshya, Kiran, Priyanshu Rajawat, and Mithun can succeed HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth.
In the meantime, men’s doubles’ top seeds and former champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost in one hour and two minutes to Indonesia’s Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and
Bagas Maulana 26-24, 11-21, 17-21. The Indian duo suffered their first defeat in four encounters with the world’s No. 14 combine in this one.
Earlier, former champion Saina Nehwal was defeated by Chinese third seed He Bingjiao 11-21, 14-21, while qualifier Ashmita Chaliha was defeated by Spanish fourth seed Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-13.