Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen qualifies for the Paris Olympics 2024

Lakshya is now the second Indian men's singles player for India to qualify for the Paris Olympics 2024 as HS Prannoy has already confirmed his berth in this tournament.

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Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen qualifies for the Paris Olympics 2024

Lakshya Sen has unofficially confirmed his berth for the Paris Olympics 2024. Image- SportsCafe.in

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Indian star badminton player Lakshya Sen has qualified for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024 via ranking quota.

Lakshya Sen faced defeat to his rival Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the recently held All England Championships. The Match was ended by 21-12, 10-21, 21-15 in a three-game match. However, despite this, Lakshya has succeeded in qualifying for the Paris Olympics 2024. His recent resurgence has helped him reach RTP 12 with 64021 points. Kidambi Srikanth's arrival at the Swiss Open would help him move ahead by 27 (47943 points), but as you can see with the total points, the gap is now huge.

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Lakshya would like to make it his name by performing strongly in the Madrid Open. His first-round opponent is Japan's Takuma Obayashi (RTP 31, 5th highest in Japan) and he could potentially face compatriot Kiran George in the second round.

Lakshya is now the second Indian men's singles player for India to qualify for the Paris Olympics 2024 as HS Prannoy has already confirmed his berth in this tournament. After that, India will have two representations in the men's singles category at the same Olympics after 20 years. Earlier, in the 2004 Athens Olympics, Abhinn Shyam Gupta and Nikhil Kanetkar were the ones who qualified in the men's singles discipline.

World no.1 pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankreddy and Chirag Shetty will lead India in the men's doubles category in the second consecutive Olympics. Meanwhile, in women's doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto are in a very tricky position for the Paris Quota as 5-6 pairs are fighting for the 4 available spots.

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On the other hand, PV Sindhu will be the lone representative for India in women's singles. Sindhu had to face defeat in straight games to her rival An Se-young of Korea in the second round of women's singles in the All England Championships. Two-time Olympic medalist Sindhu was in good form at one point during the match and put up a tough fight against the top-ranked player, but she failed to control her mistakes and lost the match. However, despite this, she also qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024. 

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