The ace para shuttler from Odisha, who became the first Indian to win a gold medal in badminton, is among the 12 sportspersons selected for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour of the country.
Ace para shuttler from Odisha Pramod Bhagat, who scripted history by becoming the first gold medal winner from India in para-badminton at Tokyo Paralympics, on Friday expressed his desire of becoming a deputy collector.
After bagging gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, Badminton champion, Pramod Bhagat returned to Odisha on Friday (Sept 10).
Bhagat received a grand welcome on his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, where fans lifted him on their shoulders and took out a procession celebrating his victory in the Tokyo Paralympics.
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.
Odisha’s World No.1 para shuttler Pramod Bhagat, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics in SL3 category, did not have enough money to buy even a badminton racket in early stages of his career
On the final day of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, India claimed two medals -- a gold and a silver in badminton -- and finished 24th among 162 nations in the overall medal tally on the basis of gold medal count, while it is placed 20th based on the number of medals (19) it won.
Manish Narwal scripted history by winning a gold medal for India at Tokyo Paralympics for shooting on Saturday (Sept 4).
This was India's fifth gold at the Games.
Yathiraj, the district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) became the first-ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics.
World Champion Para Shuttler from Odisha, Pramod Bhagat etched glory for his State and the country by winning gold medal in the Badminton Singles event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, on Saturday.
Narwal and Singhraj overtook the Chinese duo of Xiaolong and Yang Chao in the fourth series of shots as the Chinese shooters faltered with 7.5 and 8.7 respectively.
History was created at Tokyo when para shooter Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the Paralympic Games. The 19-year-old girl from Rajasthan bagged gold in women's 10m Air Rifle SH1 with a world record score of 249.6 in the final. Her campaign did not end there. Avani clinched her second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday (Sept 3), a bronze in women's 50m rifle 3P SH1 event. With this, she has also become the first Indian woman to bag two medals in Paralympics.
World No.1 para shuttler from Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, and his partner Palak Kohli from Punjab stormed into the semifinals of the mixed doubles event in Tokyo Paralympics
World No.1 and top seed para shuttler of Odisha Pramod Bhagat lived up to his billing to storm into the semi-finals in the men’s SL3 category of Tokyo Paralympics
Pramod Bhagat notched up a fighting 21-10, 21-23, 21-9 victory over compatriot Manoj Sarkar in the Men's SL3 Singles category on Wednesday to inch closer to the semifinals in Tokyo Paralympics
Pramod and his partner Palak gave a tough fight to the France duo of Lucas Mazur and Faustine Noel before losing 9-21, 21-15, 19-21 in their first mixed doubles encounter at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics
The Games debutant had injured both his legs after falling off a cliff while training after joining the BSF. It is a heartbreaking turn of events for the man from Haryana who was bed-ridden for close to a decade till 2012 and lost both his parents in that period.
India this year is making a big mark at the Tokyo Paralympics by clinching two gold medals in a single day. After Avani Lekhari’s historic performance, Sumit Antil won gold in Men’s Javelin F64 event with a world record throw of 68.55m.
Antil's gold in the second of the day for India, making it the most successful day in the Paralympic Games. Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in women's 10mair rifle SH1 while Devendra Jhajharia and Yogesh Kathuniya won silver medals in the javelin (F46) and discus throw (T56) final. Sundar Singh Gurjar claimed a bronze medal in javelin throw F46, finishing behind Jhajharia.
Six medals in just 24 hours. That’s how impressive India have been at this year’s Paralympics.
Patel, who was diagnosed with polio when she was 12 months old, had defeated world no 3 Miao Zhang of China in the semifinal showdown on Saturday.
Patel, who plays in a wheelchair, lost the opening game in a tight contest. But, she made a strong recovery, claiming the next two games to take a 2-1 lead.
India pins hope on World No.1 para-shuttler from Odisha Pramod Bhagat to win gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics
Hours before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics, flag bearer Mariyappan Thangavelu along with five other members of the Indian contingent have been put into quarantine after they came in close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.