Tokyo Paralympics: Shuttler Pramod Bhagat Wins Gold in SL3 Badminton


Guwahati: India’s Pramod Bhagat defeated Daniel Bethell of Great Britain in the final of the men’s singles badminton (SL3 class) event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic to win the gold medal on Saturday. Bhagat won 21-14, 21-17 to win his country’s fourth gold medal of the ongoing marquee event. With the result, India’s medal tally has now risen to 16 that includes four gold medals, seven silver and five bronze medals so far. This is the country’s best-ever showing at a Paralympic event.

The world’s top-ranked Pramod sprinted ahead in the opening game after a cagey

Pramod Bhagat, the current world no 1, secured a 21-11 21-16 win over Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara in the first SL3 class semifinals that lasted 36 minutes.