‘Amazing, remarkable’: Pramod Bhagat bags historic badminton gold at Paralympics

With a straight-game win in the men's singles SL3 class final, Pramod Bhagat became the first Indian to win a Paralympic gold medal in badminton.

Pramod Bhagat claimed a historic badminton gold medal in men’s singles SL3 class after outclassing Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell 21-14, 21-17 in the summit clash at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday.

With the win, the 33-year-old became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the sport.

Bhagat also remains in contention for a bronze medal in mixed doubles SL3-SU5 class. He and his partner Palak Kohli will square off against Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara and Akiko Sugino in the bronze medal play-off on Sunday.

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