Tokyo Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat Reaches Badminton Final, Assures India Of Silver

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Tokyo: Reigning world champion Pramod Bhagat on Saturday stormed into the men’s singles finals of the badminton event after beating Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara in straight games at the Tokyo Paralympics here.

The 33-year-old, who is also the world no 1 and current Asian champion, secured a 21-11 21-16 win over Fujihara in men’s singles SL3 class semifinals that lasted 36 minutes.

With badminton making its debut at the Paralympics this year, Bhagat thus became the first Indian to qualify for the gold medal clash in the sport.

Bhagat will pair up with Palak Kohli for their mixed doubles SL3-SU5 semifinals later in the day.

 

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