Tokyo Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat Wins Gold In Badminton, Manoj Sarkar Bags Bronze

Pramod Bhagat(L), Manoj Sarkar (R)

Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat clinched the gold medal after defeating Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell by 2-0 in the men’s singles SL3 — final match here at Yoyogi National Stadium on Saturday.

Battling it out on Court 1, the first-seed Indian overwhelmed the second-seed Daniel Bethell in straight sets by 21-14 and 21-17 in 45 minutes. This is India’s first medal in badminton at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Meanwhile, India shuttler Manoj Sarkar won a bronze medal after defeating Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara in the men’s singles SL3 event here at the Yoyogi National Stadium Court 3 in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. Sarkar defeated Fujihara 22-20, 21-13 in the bronze medal match. The entire match lasted for 47 minutes.

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The first game went back and forth, but it was Sarkar who managed to hold his own, winning it 22-20. The Indian shuttler carried forward his momentum and ended up winning the match in straight games.

Earlier on Saturday, Manoj Sarkar had lost the men’s singles SL3 semi-final match in straight sets in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.

(With ANI inputs)

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