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Dubai Para Badminton International 2021: India Finishes On High With 21 Medals

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The Indian team concluded the Dubai Para-Badminton 2021 on the golden end. Team Indian bagged five gold, six silver, and ten bronze medals in total. The competition came to an end on Sunday.

On the final day of the championship, current World No.1, Pramod Bhagat defeated his Indian compatriot Kumar Nitesh 21-17, 21-18. Both were competing in the SL3 (category) men’s singles final.

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Bhagat performed spectacularly in the finals of the men’s doubles SL3- SL4 event too. He and his partner Manoj Sarkar beat compatriots Nitesh and Sukant Kadam (World No. 5) 21-18, 21-16. In the SL4 category, players could have an impairment in one or both legs and minimal impairment in walking/running balance. They must play standing.

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In another event, men’s singles SL4 finals, Kadam managed to bag a silver medal. He lost to French shuttler Lucas Mazur, 15-21, 6-21.

In the SL6 category, Nagar Krishna won the second gold for India. He was competing in the single’s event. He beat Malaysian shuttler Didin Taresoh 21-17, 21-18.

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Manasi Joshi and Palak Kohli had to settle for silver in the women’s events.

Joshi couldn’t beat Ukraine’s Oksana Kozyna in the SL3 category. She lost 10-21,17-21. Whereas Kohli lost in the SU5 category to the Netherlands’ Megan Hollander, 18-21, 18-21.

In the mixed doubles WH1 event, India’s star para-shuttler Prem Kumar and his Russian partner Tatiana Gureeva beat Switzerland’s Luca Olgiati and Karin Suter-Erath. They win with 21-11, 21-18 in the final to grab the gold medal.

List of Indian medal winners at the Dubai Para-Badminton International 2021:

21 medals — 5 gold, 6 silver, 10 bronze — in the tournament.

  • Singles SL3: Pramod Bhagat (Gold), Kumar Nitesh (Silver), Manoj Sarkar (Bronze)
  • WH1 (Singles): Prem Kumar Ale (Bronze)
  • SL3 (Singles): Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (Silver) Charanjeet Kaur, Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar (Bronze)
  • Singles SH6: Nagar Krishna (Gold)
  • Doubles WH1 – WH2: Prem Kumar & Ale Abu Hubaida (Silver)
  • SL4 (Singles): Sukant Kadam (Silver)
  • Doubles SL3 – SL4: Pramod Bhagat & Manoj Sarkar (Gold), Sukant Kadam & Kumar Nitesh (Silver), Mohammad Arwaz Ansari & Deep Ranjan Bisoyee (Bronze)
  • Singles SU5: Palak Kohli (Silver)
  • Doubles SU5: Chirag Baretha & Rahul Kumar Verma (bronze)
  • Doubles SH6: Nagar Krishna & Raja Magotra (Gold)
  • Doubles SL3 – SU5: Palak Kohli & Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar (bronze), Manasi Girishchandra Joshi & Arati Janoba Patil (bronze)
  • Mixed doubles SL3-SU5: Pramod Bhagat & Palak Kohli (Bronze)
  • Combined medals – Mixed doubles WH1 – WH2: India’s Prem Kumar Ale & Russia’s Tatiana Gureeva (Gold), India’s Girishkumar Jayanthilal Sharma & Egypt’s Shaimaa Samy Ab D Ellatif (Bronze)

A very congratulations! to the entire Indian team for such an amazing performance. The Indian shuttlers never stop making the nation proud. You all did it once again.

Team #KreedOn extends heartiest well wishes to the entire squad and all the very best for the future endeavors #Jaihind

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Aditya Mishra is currently working as a head of content and manager at KreedOn. He is an ardent defense enthusiast and was a SSB aspirant (SERVICE- SELECTION-BOARD) during his college days. Moreover he has represented his state of C.G in All India Senior National Athletics Championship (Lucknow) and winner of several state athletics tournament (400m). Aditya did his PG Diploma from the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication. With a vision to bring substantial change in India's sporting ecosystem, he along with his team are working for the development of Indian athletes.

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