Tokyo Paralympics 2020: India competed across 5 sports on Day 9. Para-Badminton made its debut in the Tokyo Games. Indian stars shone in it.
In the men’s SL4 group stage play Indian para shuttlers Tarun and Yathiraj competed. Both of them won their opening matches comprehensively. Tarun won in straight games against Siripong Temarrom of Thailand in Group B. Yathiraj defeated Jan Pott of Germany in Group A.
In the men’s singles SH6 group stage play, Krishna Nagar defeated Didin Taresoh of Malaysia in straight games. Star shuttler Pramod Bhagat also defeated Oleksander Chyrkov of Ukraine. He dominated the entire match and advanced to the men’s singles SL3 knockout stages.
In the women’s singles SU5 group stage, Palak Kohli won by ease. Defeating Zehra Baglar of Turkey in straight games. Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles SL3 SU5 group stage match, Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar lost to the Chinese.
Prachi Yadav stormed into the semifinals of the sprint event. She clocked a time of 1:11:098 in the women’s Va’a single 200m VL2 heats. The semi-finals are scheduled for Friday at the sea forest waterway, Tokyo.
Aruna started off her campaign with a win in the women’s K44 – 49kg R16 match. She defeated D. Jovanovic of Serbia 29-9.
In the quarterfinals, Aruna lost to fourth-seeded L. Carranza of Peru 21-84.
In the mixed 25m Pistol SH1 qualification, Rahul and Akash Jakhar competed. Rahul qualified for the finals with an overall score of 576. In the finals, Rahul finished fifth with 12 points. Xing Huang of China took home the gold.
Arvind Malik finished 7th in the men’s Shot Put F35 final. He finished with 12.41 as his best effort. His personal best however is 14.02. Khusniddin Norbekov of Uzbekistan took home the gold. He claimed the victory in his final throw of 16.13.