Indian badminton player Laksa Sen trains with the Beijing 2008 Olympian Anup Sridhar to prepare for the upcoming season, which will include the qualifying campaign for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
Anup Sridhar will travel with Lakshya Sen for the first four tournaments BWF 2023 world tour.
The 2023 badminton season will start on January 10 with the Malaysia Open BWF Super 1000, followed by the India Open BWF Super 750, Indonesia Masters Super 500 and Thailand Masters Super 300. Anup Sridhar will travel with Lakshya Sen for all four tournaments.
If all goes well, Anup Sridhar’s tenure at Lakshya Sena will be extended and the former Olympian could play a major role in Lakshya Sena’s 2024 Paris Olympics qualifiers.
“We get to know each other on the court,” said Lakshya Sen PTI in a recent interview. “He (Sridhar) is extremely experienced and has played at the highest level. It is also the pre-Olympic year. So I’m really looking forward to it.”
Sridhar was part of it Indian badminton The team that won bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He won men’s singles bronze at the 2007 Asian Championships and led Team India to the Thomas Cup later that year. He also represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Lakshya Sen, who is ranked 10th in the badminton world ranking, had a successful 2022 but was forced to end the season in November due to a throat infection.
The Indian badminton player he won the gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, but has struggled to get in shape ever since. Lakshya Sen also underwent nose surgery for a deviated nasal septum after the World Championships in August.
After ending the 2022 season early, Lakshya Sen has been working hard to prepare for a busy 2023 season. He stayed in Dubai in December to train with Anup Sridhar, Anders Antonsen from Denmark and Sameer Verma from India.
In addition to the BWF tournaments, the 2023 badminton season also includes the Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8.