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Suhas Yathiraj wins silver in badminton singles SL4 at Tokyo Paralympics


Suhas Yathiraj won the silver medal after losing to Lucas Mazur of France in the badminton men’s singles SL4 gold medal match at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday.

The unseeded Indian lost to the number one Frenchman 21-15, 17-21, 15 -21 in a match that lasted 62 minutes. Suhas had earlier lost 15-21, 17-21 to Mazur in the group stage as well in Tokyo.

Later, Krishna Nagar won India’s second gold medal after beating Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the men’s singles final of the SH6 event.

On Saturday, Pramod Bhagat won the gold medal after beating Daniel Bethell 21-14, 21-17 in the men’s singles SL3 event.


Pramod Bhagat wins gold in badminton singles SL3 at Tokyo Paralympics

 

Bhagat’s compatriot Manoj Sarkar won the bronze medal after beating Daisuke Fujihara 22-20, 21-13 in the men’s singles SL3.

India’s medal tally now stands at 19 at these Paralympics. It has won five golds, eight silvers and six bronze medals. This is India’s best tally at a single edition of the Para Games. It had won four medals at Rio 2016 and four at the 1984 Paralympics.



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