Suhas Yathiraj wins silver in badminton singles SL4 at Tokyo Paralympics

Suhas Yathiraj won silver after he lost to Lucas Mazur of France in the badminton Men's singles SL4 Gold Medal Match.

Published : Sep 05, 2021 07:37 IST

Suhas Yathiraj won the silver medal after losing to Lucas Mazur of France in the badminton men's singles SL4 gold medal match at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday.

The unseeded Indian lost to the number one Frenchman 21-15, 17-21, 15 -21 in a match that lasted 62 minutes. Suhas had earlier lost 15-21, 17-21 to Mazur in the group stage as well in Tokyo.

"I am very happy that I won a silver medal for India at Paralympic Games in Tokyo. I'm also feeling sad about missing out on gold. I never thought in my childhood that I could ever win a medal in Paralympics," Suhas told ANI after bagging silver medal.

Later, Krishna Nagar won India's second gold medal after beating Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the men's singles final of the SH6 event.

On Saturday, Pramod Bhagat won the gold medal after beating Daniel Bethell 21-14, 21-17 in the men's singles SL3 event.

Bhagat's compatriot Manoj Sarkar won the bronze medal after beating Daisuke Fujihara 22-20, 21-13 in the men's singles SL3.

India's medal tally stands at 19 at these Paralympics. It has won five golds, eight silvers and six bronze medals. This is India's best tally at a single edition of the Para Games. It had won four medals at Rio 2016 and four at the 1984 Paralympics.

(With inputs from ANI)

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