Pramod Bhagat made India proud today when he picked up the Men’s Singles SL3 event badminton gold medal match against Great Britain’s Daniell Bethell at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday.
This is India’s first medal in badminton at the Paralympics Games. Manoj Sarkar beat Daisuke Fujihara of Japan and clinched the Bronze medal in the same category.
So far, India has won 17 medals at the Paralympics – four gold, seven silver and six bronze medals.
First Ever Badminton Gold for India at Paralympics
Pramod Bhagat was 8 points behind in the second game before making a comeback and wrapping up the match 21-14, 21-17.
The 33-year-old Bhagat from Bhubaneswar also remains in contention for a bronze medal in mixed doubles SL3-SU5 class.
Bhagat and his partner Palak Kohli will square off against Japanese pair of Daisuke Fujihara and Akiko Sugino in the bronze medal play off on Sunday.