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Lakshya wins Intl Challenger title

Shuttler Lakshya Sen notched up his fifth title of the season, claiming the men’s singles crown at the Bangladesh International Challenger with a straight game win over Malaysia’s Leong Jun Hao in the final here on Sunday.

Lakshya wins Intl Challenger title
Shuttler Lakshya Sen


The 18-year-old Indian capped off a superb year with a 22-20, 21-18 victory over Hao in the summit clash. “Happy to end the year on a winning note with my 5th international title here in Bangladesh!! Hope to continue my good form in the next year 2020,” tweeted Lakshya.

Among other Indians, women’s doubles pair of K Maneesha and Rutaparna Panda went down 20-22, 19-21 to top-seeded Malaysian pair of Tan Pearly Koong Le and Thinaah Muralitharan to settle for a runner-up finish.

Men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila also failed to outwit fourth-seeded Malaysian duo of Yee Jun Chang and Kai Wun Tee, losing 19-21, 16-21 in the summit clash.

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