BAI Selection Trials for Asian Games: Lakshya Sen wins, Aakarshi Kashyap loses — Highlights
Lakshya Sen, Aakarshi Kashyap and Malvika Bansod are among the shuttlers in action in the Asian Games qualifiers.
Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen will face off against some young challengers at the selection trials for the upcoming Asian Games to be held at the Jwala Gutta Academy in Hyderabad from May 4-7.
The selected players will join HS Prannoy, former world champion PV Sindhu, reigning Asian Champions Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and the women’s doubles combination of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly.
Day 1, As it happened:
- 4 May 2023 2:13 PM GMT
Unnati Hooda beats Shriyanshi Valishetty in straight games to complete what has been a perfect day for her. Malvika Bansod also trods over her opponent in straight games. The story of the day has been the rise of the younger girls, even as Aakarshi Kashyap now stares at elimination.
- 4 May 2023 12:36 PM GMT
Sai Praneeth wins his first match, thus eliminating Bharath Raghav.
- 4 May 2023 12:10 PM GMT
Lakshya wins against Meiraba 21-14,18-21,21-16. Big escape for him. 2 wins out of 2 for Lakshya then today. With his second defeat, Meiraba is out of contention for the Asian Games. He ran Lakshya close here today though. It was 11-10 in the final break of the match.