This Indian Athlete Has A Better Yo-Yo Test Score Than Virat Kohli's, Know Who

Lakshya Sen has made the semifinals in consecutive weeks at Paris and All England and almost secured the Olympics quota. He played continuous three-game matches at the All England but the fatigue finally caught up in the semifinals when he lost to eventual champions Jonatan Christie, but the last two weeks have been fairly good for the Indian youngster.
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This Indian Athlete Has A Better Yo-Yo Test Score Than Virat Kohli's, Know Who

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Ace India cricketer Virat Kohli is considered one of the fittest Indian athletes ever, and he has for years aced the Yo-Yo test, which is considered the benchmark of fitness in not just Indian cricket, but across sports. But reports suggest that there is a new contender in town for the label of the fittest athlete in India, and it's not a cricketer.
It's 22-year-old men's singles shuttler Lakshya Sen!
According to a report in The Indian Express, Sen clocks 22.4 on the Yo-Yo test while Kohli, 13 years older to him, is mostly at 17.2! A high score in this test means the young shuttler has gained a lot of lactic endurance, he can jump and hit when he wants, with strength and stamina when matches go down the wire.
After undergoing a slump in form last year, Sen has changed his physical training regimen and besides the customary exercises that athletes do, he has been training on three-point shooting on basketball courts as well as kick boxing, but those have been just fun activities.
After winning the Canada Open in July last year, Sen had a semifinal exit at the US Open and Japan Open. Just when one thought that the youngster was finally coming back into form, he pulled out during the first-round match at the Australian Open against compatriot Kiran George.
That was followed by first-round exits at the China Open, Hong Kong Open, Denmark Open, French Open, Kumamoto Masters Japan, China Masters, Malaysia Open (2024), and the India Open. Sen then lost in the second round of the Indonesia Masters before French Open happened two weeks back.
At the prestigious All England Championships, in a game of fine margins, Sen was marginally short as he slipped to a 21-12, 10-21, 15-21 loss to world No. 9 Christie, the 2018 Asian Games gold medallist, after a 68-minute smash-fest.
"I am pretty disappointed with the result but, overall, the way I played, surely, I have the level to be there and win the big tournaments," Sen said after the match.
"I have been through some tough patches before this, but there has been lot of support for me in social media but I couldn't do my best today. I made some easy mistakes," Sen added.
Sen has been on court for 491 minutes playing some nerve-wrecking badminton in the last two weeks and, perhaps, those gruelling three-setters might have taken their toll on him as he ran out of steam in the semis.
Sen will next be seen in action at the Swiss Open, where he will play Leong Jun Hao in the opening round.
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