[Watch] Odisha’s Pramod Bhagat Grabs Gold Medal At Tokyo Paralympics

Tokyo: Ace para shuttler from Odisha Pramod Bhagat won the gold medal after beating Daniel Bethell 21-14, 21-17 in the men’s singles SL3 event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday.

Bhagat won the first game in 21 minutes and the second in 24 minutes.

Bhagat’s compatriot Manoj Sarkar won the bronze medal after beating Daisuke Fujihara 22-20, 21-13 in the men’s singles SL3.

Earlier, Bhagat and Palak Kohli lost 21-3, 21-15 to Indonesia’s Susanto Hary and Oktila Leani Ratri in the mixed doubles SL3-SU5 semifinals. The duo will contest the bronze medal match on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Krishna Nagar beat Britain’s Krysten Coombs 21-10, 21-11 to enter the men’s singles SH6 gold medal match.

India’s medal tally at the Tokyo Paralympics now stands at 17, including four gold, seven silver and six bronze.


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