Tokyo Paralympics 2020 September 4 Highlights: Bhagat wins Gold in Badminton; Sarkar bags Bronze

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Pramod Bhagat won the second Gold Medal of the day for India

Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat in action.   -  GETTY IMAGES

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India's medal tally now stands at 17 at these Paralympics. It has won four golds, seven 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.

ATHLETICS

Men's Javelin Throw F41 final : Navdeep misses out on a podium finish as he finishes fourth in the finals with his best throw at 40.80 in his fourth attempt. His last two throws were fouls.

His attempts were 38.59, 38.33, 39.97, 40.80, x(foul) and x respectively.

WORLD No.1 Pramod Bhagat wins the fourth Gold Medal for India as he beats Bethell in two straight sets. (Read Match Report)

Manoj Sarkar bags the Bronze Medal after sealing a victory against Daisuke Fujihara of Japan.

Men's singles SL3 Gold medal match-  Pramod Bhagat (Ind) vs D. Bethell (GBR)

  • Game 2: Bethell begins the set with a point yet again. The British Shuttler edging past the World No.1 slowly with the score 4-1. Bhagat earns a point, while Bethell still going strong at 7-2. At te mid-game break, the British shuttler cruising above at 11-4. Bhagat now coming back into the game as he earns four points at 12-8. Bhagat clawing back now with three more points at 13-11 as the contest gets tighter. Bhagat goes level and then edges past to take a lead at 17-15. Manoj on 19 now. He can almost see the gold, while Bethell following him at 17. Pramod Bhagat wins the second set to win Gold for India.
  • Game 1: Bethel steals the first point of the set as Bhagat levels 1-1. Bethell showing enough defence to keep Bhagat on his toes as he edges past 6-4. He makes a comeback yet again at 6-6, and then edges to 8-6. Bhagat still ahead with the score 10-8 to Bhagat. At the mid-game interval. He leads with 3 points. Bhagat widening the gap now at 13-8. Bhagat now almost running away with the lead at 15-9. Bhagat in the lead now. Bhagat wins the first set 21-14.
  • The World Number.1 Pramod will go up against World No.2 Bethell as the umpires enter the court. So do the athletes.

Men's singles SL3 Bronze medal match - Manoj Sarkar (Ind) vs Daisuke Fujihara (Jpn)

  • Game 2: Sarkar going strong in the second set at 3-2. Fujihara makes a comeback, but India still on top. The score 8-5 to India. Manoj leading at 11-7. Manoj Sarkar wins the second set 21-13 to win the bronze medal for India.
  • Game 1: Fujihara leads the game 5-4 as Sarkar fights for a comeback. Sarkar come back to lead 7-6. Sarkar widening his lead at 10-7 for the bronze medal. The Bronze medal match going neck-to-neck as the score remains with India in front at 16-13. Sarkar wins the first set 22-20 after a nail-biting game.
  • Fujihara who lost to bhagat will face Manoj Sarkar of India.

UPDATES:

Men's singles SL3 Medal Match- D. Bethell of Britain to play against the number one seeded Indian Pramod Bhagat in the finals, while Manoj Sarkar will fight it against against Japan's Fujihara in the bronze medal match. The medal matches will commence today at 3:00 pm IST.

Men's singles SL4 Medal Match - Lucas Mazur of France will take on Indian Suhas Yathiraj in the finals, while Tarun will face Indonesia's S. Fredy in the bronze medal match.  The medal matches will be held tomorrow.

Men’s singles SH6 Finals- The second seeded Indian Krishna Nagar will face Chu Man Kai from Hong Kong, China in the finals. The finals will be held tomorrow.

Mixed doubles SL3-SU5 Bronze Medal Match- Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli of India will play D. Fujihara/ A. Sugino in the bronze medal match. The bronze medal match will be held tomorrow.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS-

  • 3:00 p.m- BADMINTON- Men's singles SL3 Gold medal match-  PRAMOD BHAGAT
  • 3:00 p.m- BADMINTON- Men's singles SL3 Bronze medal match - MANOJ SARKAR
  • 3:40 p.m- ATHLETICS- Men's Javelin Throw F41 final - NAVDEEP SINGH

Mixed doubles SL3-SU5 Semifinals- Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli vs S. Hary and O. Ratri (INA)

Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli loses to S. Hary and O. Ratri (INA) (0-2) 3-21, 15-21

Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli will play D. Fujihara/ A. Sugino in the bronze medal match.

  • Game 2: Indians take the lead, but the Indonesian pairing of S. Hary and O. Ratri give and take a 4-2 lead. Indians win two points in a row. O. Ratri puts the shuttle out and the Indians lead 7-6. The Indians take three points in a row to make it 8-7. Bhagat's smash helps India lead 9-8. O. Ratri nets another shuttle to give India a 11-8 lead. As Pramod nets a shuttle Indonesia ties and takes three consecutive points leads 15-13. Indonesian's only three points away from finals. Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli loses second game 15-21 in just 12 mins.
  • Game 1: The number one seed of Indonesia leads 2-0. Indians trail 1-4 with the Indonesian proving to be dominant. Back to back points for the Indonesians as they lead 7-2. Indians are struggling against the number one Indonesian pairing as the Indians trail behind 2-11 in the first half of the first game. Indonesians are two points away from taking the first game. A dismal performance by the Indian pairing of Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli. Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli loses first game 3-21 in just seven mins.

Men’s singles SH6 Semifinals- Krishna Nagar vs Krysten Coombs (GBR)

Krishna will now face Chu Man Kai from Hong Kong, China in the finals.

Krishna Nagar defeats Krysten Coombs (GBR) (2-0) 21-10, 21-11

  • Game 2: Nagar leads 2-0. A brilliant 5-1 lead for the second seeded Indian. However, the Briton showing signs of a comeback as he closes up with the Indian who leads 6-3. The Indian proves as to why he's seeded second as he widens the gap between the two with a six point lead 9-3. Make it a seven point lead. With a 11-3 lead, the Indian takes an eight point lead in the first half of the second game. Krishna dominating the game and the match as he wins four points in a row with the score of 13-4. A brilliant rally followed by the Indian extending his lead 15-6. With just five points away from the gold medal match, the Indian dominates the court with a lead of 16- 8. Coombs showing a fight back by getting two points in a row. A give and take of points by the two with the second seeded Indian leading and just two points away from making it to an historic finals. 20-11 for Nagar. Krishna Nagar in finals with 21-11 in game 2.
  • Game 1: Coombs serves and gets the first point, takes 1-0 lead. First couple of points going back and forth as the Indian ties with the Briton 3-3. Nagar looks for an opportunity to increase the points as he takes the lead 6-3. The second seeded Indian takes a four point lead to 10-6. With a 11-6 lead, the Indian takes a five point lead in the first half of the first game. Nagar takes a eight point lead over the Briton 15-7.  The second seeded maintains an eight point lead 16-8. A give and take of points take place with left handed Indian leading 18-10. One point needed to win game for Nagar. Krishna Nagar wins 21-10 in just 11 mins.

Indian second seeded Krishna Nagar will take on Krysten Coombs from Great Britain in the men's singles SH6 semifinal match.

Shooting- Mixed 50m pistol SH1 Final- Manish Narwal and Singhraj  (READ REPORT)

  • Indians assured of gold and silver in shooting. Manish Narwal breaks Paralympic Record wins GOLD with 218. 2 points and Singhraj wins SILVER with 216.7 as India take two spots in the podium.
  • Singhraj becomes the second Indian after Avani Lekhara to win two medals at the Tokyo Paralympics and the fifth Indian to win more than one medal at Paralympics after Joginder Singh Bedi, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu and Avani Lekhara.
  • While in the first competition stage the two Indians did not score much points, the elimination stage proved to be their best shot at winning a medal as they saved their best for the last.
  • Manish Narwal's best attempt came in the fifth series of the elimination round where he scored 10.8 in his first attempt and 10.5 in his second that bought him to the podium spot.
  • His compatriot Singhraj Adana had mixed scores throughout, however, due to RPC's Sergey Malyshev's 6.9 in the last stage of the competition, Adana was able to make it to the second spot.
  • RPC's Sergey Malyshev won the bronze with a total score of 196.8.

Badminton-

Men's singles SL4 Semifinals- Tarun Dhillon vs Lucas Mazur (FRA)

Tarun Dhillon loses to Lucas Mazur (FRA) (1-2) 16-21, 21-16, 18-21

Lucas Mazur of France will take on Indian Suhas Yathiraj in the finals, while Tarun will face Indonesia's S. Fredy in the bronze medal match.

  • Game 3:  Mazur gets the first point after service error from Tarun. Mazur leads 6-1. The 20th shuttle being changed. Taurn gets two consecutive points making it 3-7. Lucas leads 11 - 4 in the first half of the third game. Tarun comes back to close gap 7-13. A new shuttle yet again asked by Tarun. Service error by Tarun. Mazur still leads 14-10.  Two consecutive points for Mazur as he extends the lead to 16-10. Tarun gets two consecutive points 12-16. The first and second seed exchange points with the former leading 17-14. Tarun closes up 16-18. Makes it 17-18 with Tarun needing one to pull of a brilliant comeback and tie. Mazur gets a medical break. Mazur closes game after break leads 20-17.  Tarun saves one match point as he closes the gap 18-20. Tarun loses third game 18-21.
  • Game 2: Mazur gets the opening point.  Tarun leads 7-3 with some brilliant shots.  After shuttles being changed, Tarun serves and leads 11-4 in the first half of the second game. Tarun wins his 12th point before which shuttles are changed with this being the 15th one. Tarun leads 16-10, five points away from taking the match to a decider. Mazur finally gets a point, but Tarun still leads 17-11. With three points away to take the match to the third game, Mazur doesn't give up and takes it to 14-19. Tarun leads 20-15, one point away from taking it to game three. Tarun wins 21-16 in a long 20 mins game.
  • Game 1: Tarun serves and gets the first point. However, the number one seeded French comes back to tie 2-2 and take the lead 3-2 over the second seeded Indian. Five points in a row for the French player. Mazur proves to be a hard competitor for the Indians as the French leads with a five point margin of 9-4.  With a 11-5 lead, the Frenchman takes a six point lead in the first half of the first game. Tarun comes back to close the gap but Mazur takes the point back by leading 13-9. Tarun makes a brilliant comeback from behind by closing the gap 12-13. Mazur gets two consecutive points 15-12. Mazur takes a four point lead 18-14. Tarun loses 21-16.

Men's singles SL4 Semifinals- Suhas Yathiraj vs S. Fredy (INA)

Suhas Yathiraj defeats S. Fredy (INA) (2-0) 21-9, 21-15

  • Game 2- Suhas starts with an early lead like the game 1, but Fredy comes back to get a point unlike the first game. Fredy ties 5-5, making it hard for the Indian. Indian gets four consecutive points and is now in a 9-5 lead. Suhas takes a lead of 11-6 after the first half of the second game. Suhas leads 14-6 with an eight point lead. The Indonesian back to close the gap with the Indian still leading by only five points 15-11. Indian leads 17-12.  A back and forth exchange of points, helps Suhas lead 18-14. Indian one point away from reaching finals. Suhas wins second game 21-15 enters finals.
  • Game 1: India's Suhas takes a brilliant five point lead. Suhas takes a brilliant lead of 11-1 after the first half of the first game. The Indonesian Fredy seems to have started to comeback to close the huge gap between him and Suhas.  However the Indian is too strong for him as the Indian has taken a 10 point lead 17-7. Suhas wins first game 21-9 in just 11 mins.

Men's singles SL3 Semifinals- Manoj Sarkar vs D. Bethell (GBR)

Bethell to play against the number one seeded Indian Pramod Bhagat in the finals, while Manoj Sarkar will fight it against against Japan's Fujihara in the bronze medal match.

Manoj Sarkar loses to D. Bethell (GBR) (0-2) 8-21, 10-21

  • Game 2: Sarkar takes an early 3-1 lead over the second seeded Briton. However, Bethell comes back from behind to close the gap and tie 5-5. Bethell comes from behind to take a lead of 9-7. Bethell, yet again takes a humongous lead over the Indian with a point tally of 16-9. A beautiful over head leads to Bethell just three points away from the finals. The second seed leads 20-10. Sarkar loses second game 10-21. Sarkar to play bronze medal match against Japan's Fujihara.
  • Game 1: The Indian Manoj Sarkar serves in the second SL3 semifinals to second seeded D. Bethell of Great Britain. An unforced error by the Briton helps the Indian get a point. Bethell leads 10-5. An amazing 85 stroke rally, but the Briton proves to be too good for the Indian as  he leads 11-5 in the first half of the first game.  The second seeded Briton takes a huge lead as he gets eight points in a row to lead 14-6. Sarkar not able to get into a rhythm as he trails 7-16. A 10 point lead for the Briton as he leads 17-7. Make that 11 point. Bethell moves to game point as he leads 20-8. Sarkar loses first game 8-21 with a brilliant over head drop for Bethell.

With Bhagat becoming India's first paralympic badminton finalist, Manoj Sarkar would aim to get through to the finals to make it an all Indian affair.

Men's singles SL3 Semifinals- Pramod Bhagat vs D. Fujihara (JPN)

Pramod Bhagat defeats D. Fujihara (JPN) (2-0) 21-11, 21-16 in 36 minutes

  • Game 2- The Japanese takes the early lead 1-0. Indian number one seed leads 4-3. Bhagat takes the lead 7-6, but Fujihara trying to close the gap. 10-7 with the Indian still in the lead. The left-handed Indian takes away the last point making it 11-7 in the first half of the second game. A brilliant rally near the net leads to Bhagat taking the lead 13-9. The Indian still leads 16-12 with brilliant net play. Bhagat closes in on becoming the first Indian to head to badminton Paralympics final. Pramod Bhagat wins second game 21-16, assures India its first Paralympic badminton medal.
  • Game 1- Pramod Bhagat serves. A beautiful over head drop helps Bhagat take a 1-0 lead. However, Fujihara comes back to take two consecutive points. Bhagat comes back from behind to tie 4-4 and lead 6-4. A beautiful smash from Pramod takes the score 9-8. The 33-year-old Indian leads 11-8 in the first half of the first game. Consecutive smashes proved to be hard to handle for the Japanese as the Indian lead 14-10. Bhagat gets four consecutive points to lead 18-11. Make that six points in a row, Indian leads 20-11. Bhagat leads 21-11 in the first game of semifinals.
  • Number one seed from India Pramod Bhagat takes on Japan's D. Fujihara.

Shooting- Mixed 50m pistol SH1 Qualification- Manish Narwal, Singhraj and Akash

  • Singhraj and Manish Narwal qualify for the finals. While Singhraj is placed fourth in the qualification, Manish is seventh with 536 and 533 points respectively.
  • Indians recover, Singhraj currently in fifth as Manish slips down to the eight spot nearing the end of the sixth and last series
  • Singhraj slips further down to tenth spot, while Manish is in the seventh spot.
  • Singhraj and Manish Narwal in top eight at the moment of the Mixed 50m pistol SH1 Qualification event.
  • With the first series underway, the Indian shooters aim to qualify top eight to enter the finals.

Indians in action on September 4 (Timings in IST)

6:00 a.m.- Shooting- Mixed 50m pistol SH1 Qualification- Manish Narwal, Singhraj and Akash

6:15 a.m.- Badminton- Men's singles SL3 Semifinals- Pramod Bhagat vs D. Fujihara (JPN)

7:00 a.m.- Badminton- Men's singles SL3 Semifinals- Manoj Sarkar vs D. Bethell (GBR)

7:45 a.m.- Badminton- Men's singles SL4 Semifinals- Tarun Dhillon vs Lucas Mazur (FRA)

7:45 a.m.- Badminton- Men's singles SL4 Semifinals- Suhas Yathiraj vs S. Fredy (INA)

8:45 a.m.- Shooting- Mixed 50m pistol SH1 Final- Manish Narwal, Singhraj and Akash (Subject to Qualification)

10:00 a.m.- Badminton- Men’s singles SH6 Semifinals- Krishna Nagar vs Krysten Coombs (GBR)

11:45 a.m.- Badminton- Mixed doubles SL3-SU5 Semifinals- Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli vs S. Hary and O. Ratri (INA)

3 p.m. onwards Badminton- Men's singles SL4 Medal Rounds- Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar

3:40 pm- Athletics- Men's Javelin Throw F41 Final- Navdeep Singh

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