Tokyo: India's Krishna Nagar defeated Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in a hard-fought three-game battle 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 to win the gold medal in the men's singles SH6 category in badminton at Tokyo Paralympics, here on Sunday.
Happy to see our Badminton players excel at the Tokyo #Paralympics. The outstanding feat of @Krishnanagar99 has brought smiles on the faces of every Indian. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold Medal. Wishing him the very best for his endeavours ahead. #Praise4Para pic.twitter.com/oVs2BPcsT1— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 5, 2021
Nagar, the world No. 2 para shuttler, had dropped just a one game heading into the gold medal match at the Yoyogi National Stadium.
Though the Hong Kong shuttler managed a slender 11-10 lead at the break, Nagar came back strong to win the opening game 21-17 in just under 15 minutes. However in the second game, Nagar struggled with his serves and some poor judgements on the line allowed Chu Man Kai to win it 16-17.
Going into the decider, the Hong Kong shuttler took a 11-7 lead but the India won five straight points to close the deficit. Thereafter, there was no looking back for Nagar as he won the match 21-17 and the fifth gold medal for India at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
Meanwhile, India's Suhas Yathiraj bagged the silver medal in men’s singles SL4 para badminton tournament at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday. Though Yathiraj put up a valiant fight against the top seed and reigning world champion Lucas Mazur of France in the final, he eventually lost 21-15, 17-21, 15-21.
A fantastic confluence of service and sports! @dmgbnagar Suhas Yathiraj has captured the imagination of our entire nation thanks to his exceptional sporting performance. Congratulations to him on winning the Silver medal in Badminton. Best wishes to him for his future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/bFM9707VhZ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 5, 2021
This one is very likely and worthy of being a part of General Knowledge question in quiz shows.
IAS #SuhasYathiraj , District Magistrate of GautamBudh Nagar is a #Paralympics Silver medal winner.
Congratulations on a wonderful feat.
18th medal for India . pic.twitter.com/RHRecIY9i7