India won 19 medals in the Tokyo Paralympics. On the last day on Sunday, got two more medals in badminton. Krishna Nagar won 5th gold for India. On the other hand, Noida DM Suhas Yathiraj won the silver medal. In the mixed doubles of badminton, the pair of Palak Kohli and Pramod Bhagat lost to the pair of Fujihara and Sugino. Apart from this, Avani Lekhara, Deepak and Siddharth Babu also bowed out of the medal race in the 50m Mixed Air Rifle Wheelchair.
Krishna Defeated Chu Man Kayi of Hong Kong in the final
Krishna Nagar defeated Chu Man Kei of Hong Kong in the final. Krishna won the first game 21-17. In the second game, Kei made a comeback and won 16-21. On the other hand, Krishna won the third and deciding game 21-17 to capture the gold.
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He won this medal in SH-6 category. In the SH-6 category, those players take part, whose height does not increase.
Krishna Used to Go for 13 km Training
Krishna used to travel a distance of 13 km daily to the stadium to train. When Krishna was 2 years old, the family members came to know about his illness.
Lucas Defeated Suhas in the Final
Noida DM Suhas Yathiraj was defeated by French player Lucas Mazur in the final match. This match lasted for 3 games. Suhas won the first game 21-15 and after that he lost both the games in a tough match. Lucas Mazur won both the last games 21-15, 17-21.
Suhas won this medal in SL-4 category. SL-4 includes those para athletes who have some difficulty in walking and running.
The Prime Minister described the victory of DM Suhas as a better combination of sports and administration. He wrote on social media post. You have won everyone’s heart with your game. Congratulations on winning the silver medal.
IAS Officer Made in 2007
Suhas may have started a job in Bangalore, but again and again he felt sorry for the society that if he had not done anything for the society in his life, then what is the use. In the year 2007, Suhas became an IAS officer from the UP cadre.
Played Badminton After Taking Time off Duty
After passing the UPSC exam, he was posted in Agra. After his duty was over, Suhas used to take time out and go to play badminton. Gradually he started playing badminton professionally.
India has 19 Medals to Its Name
Now India has 19 medals in Tokyo. So far in 53 years 12 medals have come in 11 Paralympics. The Paralympics have been taking place since 1960. India has been participating in the Paralympics since 1968. India did not participate in 1976 and 1980. So far 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals have been received in Tokyo.
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7 Players Went to Badminton, 4 Won Medals
Badminton was included in the Olympics for the first time. 7 players from India participated in different categories. Four of these players won medals. Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar won gold, while Suhas Yathiraj won silver and Manoj Sarkar won bronze.