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India At Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Krishna Nagar Wins Badminton Gold, India Finish With Record Haul - Highlights

India won a record 19 medals, including five gold, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Catch highlights here

India At Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Krishna Nagar Wins Badminton Gold, India Finish With Record Haul - Highlights
Krishna Nagar, who has a short stature impairment, picked up the sport after being encouraged by his cousin. | AP/PTI Photo
India At Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Krishna Nagar Wins Badminton Gold, India Finish With Record Haul - Highlights
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2021-09-05T16:06:54+05:30

India had a perfect ending to their Tokyo 2020 Paralympics campaign finishing the last day with a gold and a silver in badminton. After a rich haul of medals on Friday and Saturday, the final day at the Games saw Indian para-athletes Suhas Yathiraj and Krishna Nagar winning silver and gold respectively in badminton. India finished with 19 medals (6 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze) and were 24th in the standings. Overall, China dominated the Games with a whopping 207 medals, including 96 gold (on Sunday). Catch highlights here.

India WrapMedal Tally | Sports News


11:05 AM IST: With the last of mixed doubles badminton match the live action at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics has concluded. For India, like Olympics, this has been a historic outing. India won unprecedented 19 medals which include five gold, eight silver and six bronze medals at the Games.

India's gold medallists were: Sumit Antil (Javelin Throw), Krishna Nagar (Badminton), Pramod Bhagat (badminton), Manish Narwal (shooting) and Avani Lekhara (shooting).


11:00 AM IST: Badminton: Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5 Bronze Medal match: Japan's Akiko Sugino and Daisuke Fujihara beat India's Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli 2-0 (23-21, 21-19)


9:45 AM IST: Badminton: Men's Singles SH6 gold medal match:  Krishna Nagar wins India's 6th gold medal beats Kai Man Chu of Hong Kong 2-1 (21-17, 16-21, 21-17) 


9:30 AM IST: Badminton: Men's Singles SH6 gold medal match: Krishna Nagar of India lost the second  and now match is tied 1-1 against Kai Man Chu of Hong Kong


9:17 AM IST:  Badminton: Men's Singles SH6 gold medal match: Krishna Nagar of India leads 1-0 against Kai Man Chu of Hong Kong, wins first game 21-17.


7:50 AM IST:  UPCOMING!!! Badminton: Men's Singles SH6 gold medal match: Krishna Nagar of India will take on Kai Man Chu of Hong Kong; Starts at around 8:00 AM IST


7:45 AM IST: Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1: Sidhartha Babu and Avani Lekhara fail to qualify for the final. Sidhartha finished ninth missing qualification by just 0.2 points, while Lekhara finished 28th


7:30 AM IST:  Badminton Men's Singles SL4- Gold Medal match: Suhas Yathiraj loses the third game settles for silver. Lucas Mazur of France takes the third game and the gold.  Lucas Mazur beat Suhas Yathiraj 2-1 (15-21, 21-17, 21-15) in 62 minutes.


7:30 AM IST:  Badminton Men's Singles SL4- Gold Medal match: Suhas Yathiraj leads 11-10 against Lucas Mazur of France in third game. The match overall is tied 1-1 (21-15, 17-21)


7:16 AM IST: Badminton Men's Singles SL4- Gold Medal match: The match goes into third game after Suhas Yathiraj is outplayed by Lucas Mazur of France to level the match.

Suhas Yathiraj vs Luca Mazur  1-1 (21-15, 17-21)


6:52 AM IST: Badminton Men's Singles SL4- Gold Medal match: IAS Officer Suhas Yathiraj has taken the first game against Lucas Mazur of France. Yathiraj won 21-15


6:45 AM IST: Badminton Men's Singles SL4- Bronze Medal match:
Setiawan Fredy of Indonesia beat Tarun of India 2-0 (21-17, 21-11)


Focus was on shuttlers Suhas Yathiraj and Krishna Nagar and both didn't disappoint fetching medals in the men's singles finals of SL4 class and SH6 class, respectively. Tarun Dhillon went down fighting missing the bronze medal, while the duo of Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli also lost their bronze medal match in the mixed SL3-SL5 class. Shooters Sidhartha Babu, Deepak and golden-girl Avani Lekhara failed to qualify for the final in R6 Mixed 50m Air Rifle Prone -SH1 class. Lekhara has already won gold and bronze medals.

Meanwhile, Lekhara will be India's flag-bearer during the closing ceremony later in the afternoon. The 19-year-old trailblazer Lekhara had won a gold in the R-2 women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event on Monday before claiming the 50m Rifle 3 Position SH1 bronze on Friday. Shot-putter Tek Chand was India's flag-bearer for the Paralympics opening ceremony on August 24 after he replaced high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu at the last minute.

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