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City Lad Lakshay Sharma to represent India in Junior Asian Championship

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Lakshay Sharma, a 14-year-old shuttler from Ludhiana is set to represent India in U-15 singles and doubles sections of the Junior Asian Championship which will be held at East Java, Indonesia. Lakshay is a student of Sacred Heart Convent School.

Commenting on the same, Lakshay said that he was elated to find his name in the list. he is the only player from Ludhiana. He gave the credit to his father who is also his coach. Lakshay has trained hard for the last 4-5 years. He used to wake up at 4 am in the morning and star with the hardcore training.

Appreciating his work and thanking the associations, Lakshay’s father Mangat Rai Sharma said: “In the past 30 years, no one from Ludhiana has been able to get a berth in the junior India team for this big a tournament. Lakshay has a unique quality of securing maximum points in early rallies with his quick footwork. I am grateful to Ludhiana Badminton Association and Lakshay’s school for extending every possible support to him.”

Lakshay is also the first shuttler to represent Punjab in the Khelo India Games. It’s an initiative by the ministry to produce talented sportsmen for the upcoming Olympics.

 

SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA

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