World No 1 Pramod Bhagat and World No 4 Sukant Kadam won the gold in medal in mind en’s doubles and silver in the singles at the recently concluded Thailand Para Badminton International tournament.
Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam defeated the Indonesian pair of Dwiyoko Dwiyoko and Fredy Setiawan in straight sets to claim the gold medal with a 21-18, 21-13.
In singles, Pramod went down fighting to England’s Daniel Bethell in straight sets13-21 and 19 -21.
Commenting on the win Pramod Bhagat said, “I am happy with my performance throughout the tournament. I wish to congratulate Bethell on the win and now I will head back to the training ground and train harder for World Championship in Tokyo .”
Sukant Kadam on the other hand also had to settle for silver medal as he went down to France’s Lucas Mazur 2-21 and 17 -21. Talking about the same Sukant Kadam said, “Mazur played a fantastic game, I am happy with my performance through out the tournament, now it is time to head back to the training ground and start working on my weak areas and building up for the world championship tournament.”
In women’s singles, Mandeep Kaur got the better off compatriot Manasi 20-22, 21-19, 21-14 in SL3 finals to claim the gold medal, while Manisha Ramadass also bagged the yellow metal after beating Japan’s Kaede Kameyama 20-22, 21-12, 21-19 in SU5 final.
Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan also won the gold with a 21-9, 24-22 win over England’s Rachel Choong 21-9, 24-22 in SH6 final.
Manasi and Shanthiya Viswanathan also combined to sign off with a silver in the women’s doubles SL3-SU5 after going down 20-22, 19-21 to Thailand’s Nipada Saensupa and Chanida Srinavakul.
( With inputs from PTI)