BWF Para-Badminton Championships: Pramod Bhagat Defends Singles Title; Bags Doubles Silver


Ace Shuttler Pramod Bhagat successfully defended his singles gold after defeating India’s Nitish Kumar in the finals at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Tokyo on Sunday. He also won silver with Manoj Sarkar in the Men’s Doubles event.

Bhagat defeated compatriot Nitesh Kumar 21-19, 21-19 in 53 minutes to clinch the gold medal in the men’s singles SL3 event. The match was tightly contested but Pramod managed to hold his nerves and had an answer to everything that Nitesh through at him.

Pramod Bhagat who is playing his seventh career World Championships has won a total of 6 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals in singles and doubles in the six championships he has played.

Moreover, except for the 2007 and 2017 World Championships, Pramod has reached the finals in all the editions.

“This win is huge for me as I have been working very hard,” said Pramod Bhagat after winning Gold in singles and silver in Men’s Doubles at the recently concluded BWF Para Badminton World Championships in Tokyo.


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