Pramod Bhagat named Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year ahead of Tokyo Paralympics

Bhagat, who won two gold medals and a bronze at the Dubai Para Badminton Tournament this year, will feature in singles and mixed doubles events at the Tokyo Paralympics next month.

Pramod Bhagat was on Saturday named Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year at Indian Sports Honours for 2019.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

World No. 1 para shuttler Pramod Bhagat was on Saturday named Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year at Indian Sports Honours for 2019.

The delay in announcement was due to COVID-19 pandemic, a release said.

"I am really honoured to receive the award and it has come at the right time, this award will give me a boost to perform better at the Paralympics," Bhagat said.

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"I have been training really hard and my dream is to win Gold and make India proud." Bhagat, who won two gold medals and a bronze at the Dubai Para Badminton Tournament this year, will be participating in singles and mixed doubles events at the Paralympics which opens in Tokyo from August 24.

Indian Sports Honours are awards given annually by the RPSG Group in association with the Virat Kohli Foundation to outstanding sports personalities of India.

The awards were founded in 2017.

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