Dubai Para Badminton: Manisha Ramadass win two gold medals

Manisha triumphs in women’s SU5 category; Pramod Bhagat and Manasi Joshi also secure gold.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Manisha Ramadass defeated Japan's Akiko Sugino in straight games.   -  Getty Images

Manisha Ramadass won two gold medals while Paralympic champion Pramod Bhagat also secured gold at the 4th Fazza Dubai Para Badminton International here on Sunday.

In women’s SU5 category, Manisha defeated Japan’s Akiko Sugino 21-17, 21-11 and then combined with Mandeep Kaur to outwit Thailand’s Nipada Saensupa and Chanida Srinavakul 21-9, 21-13 in just 21 minutes. In men’s singles SL3, Bhagat, who won two gold medals at the recent Bahrain 2022 International, defeated compatriot Nitish Kumar 19-21, 21-17, 21-17 to emerge victories.

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“I am very happy to keep the winning momentum in singles, but unfortunately, we fell short in mixed doubles. This win will boost my preparation and training for Canada International,” the 33-year-old Bhagat said.

“Manisha is really a good emerging player in SU5 and I am sure we will deliver good results in future,” Bhagat added.

Manasi Joshi also claimed gold in SL3, beating fellow Indian Mandeep Kaur 16-21, 24-22, 21-14 in 43 minutes.

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