Badminton was for the first time included as an official sport at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and Indian para-shuttlers put on a stunning show with some aggressive and tactical strategy of play, right from the word go. India had sent five shuttlers to Paralympics and all five reached at least the semis. Four players - Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar, Suhas Yathiraj and Manoj Sarkar produced historic and magical performances in the para-badminton games to etch their names in record books.
By: Devbrat Patnaik
Last updated: 05 September 2021, 09:49 PM IST
World No.1 para shuttler from Odisha, Pramod Bhagat in action at the Men's Singles SL3 final at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Shuttler Pramod Bhagat wins Gold medal in the Men's Singles SL3 at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
India’s Krishna Nagar competes against Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai during badminton men’s singles SH6 gold medal match at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The much-awaited moment. Krishna Nagar poses with the gold medal. He has dedicated this gold medal to all the Corona Warriors who worked tirelessly for the nation during Covid-19 pandemic.
India’s Suhas Athiraj bags SILVER after losing to France’s Lucas Mazur in the men’s singles SU4 gold medal badminton match at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Interestingly, Suhas is a UP cadre IAS officer and was made District Magistrate of Noida during the pandemic.
India's Manoj Sarkar poses with the Bronze medal in #Paralympics Badminton (SL3 category). He defeated Japanese shuttler Daisuke Fujihara in the bronze medal match.