Tokyo Paralympics 2020, September 5 Highlights: Krishna Nagar wins gold, Suhas Yathiraj wins silver in badminton

Tokyo Paralympics 2020 updates: Krishna Nagar won gold in men's singles SH6 badminton event, while Suhas Yathiraj bagged the silver medal in men's singles SL4 badminton match.

Krishna Nagar will take on Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in the badminton SL4 Gold Medal Match on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

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India's medal tally now 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.

Shooter Avani Lekhara will be India's flag bearer at the Tokyo Paralympics closing ceremony later in the day. A total of 11 members of the Indian contingent will attend the closing ceremony.

Badminton-

Mixed doubles SL3-SU5 Bronze Medal Match- Pramod Bhagat/ Palak Kohli vs D. Fujihara/ A. Sugino (JPN)

Pramod Bhagat/ Palak Kohli loses to D. Fujihara/ A. Sugino (JPN) (0-2) 21-23, 19-21

  • Game 2- Exchange of early points by both the teams. The Japanese duo using the home advantage to the fullest and leading the Indians by three points 8-5. Indians get a point back. The Japanese are proving to be too formidable for the Indians as they they up a four point lead 10-6. Indians struggling but getting points one by one. The Indians overcomes a four point deficit and ties 10 all. Japan leads in the first half of the second game 11-10. Exchange of points, but Japan maintains a single point lead 12-11 over India. The Indian duo closes the gap and makes it 16 all. They tie 18 all. Japan is now only two points away from claiming the bronze medal, India has a chance to bring the game to a deciding third set. The Indians loses match and game 2- 19-21.
  • Game 1- Indians lead by one point 3-2. An exchange of points leads to the score changing to 4-3 and now 5-4 with the Indians still in the lead. India makes it a two point lead over the Japanese pair 6-4. Make it three points as Pramod and Palak duo leads 7-4. Four consecutive points lead to the Indian duo leading 9-4. However, the Japanese duo of D. Fujihara and A. Sugino closing in on the Indians with three consecutive points on service to make it 7-9. Indians finally get back the service, but loose yet another point to the Japanese making the score 10-8. The Japanese are gaining ground as they tie the scores 10 all. Indians manage to get through the first half of the first game with a single point lead. A close game between the two teams as neither are giving away points easily. The Japanese close in and take the lead for the first time, but the Indians equalise it - 17 all. An intense battle for the first game. The Japanese duo are one point away from winning the game. The game goes on 21 all. Japan takes the lead 22-21. The Japanese duo wins the first game 23-21.
  • If India wins the match, Pramod Bhagat will become the sixth Indian to win more than one medal at Paralympics and the third Indian to win two medals at Tokyo Paralympics.

Men's singles SH6 Gold Medal Match- Krishna Nagar vs Chu Man Kai (HKG) (REPORT)

Krishna Nagar defeats Chu Man Kai (HKG) (2-1) 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 TO WIN GOLD !

  • This is India's fourth medal in badminton and fifth gold in Tokyo Paralympics.
  • Game 3- The second seeded Indian takes a 2-0 early lead. Nagar takes a three point lead over Chu 4-1. A give and take of points helps Chu close the gap 2-5. Two consecutive points from Nagar helps him lead 2-7. Chu gets two consecutive points. Chu closes in the gap to 6-7. Nagar leads 11-7 in the first half of the decider. Exchange of points move the score to 12-8 with the Indian in the lead. Nagar takes a five point lead 13-8. Chu gets the points back, trails 10-13. Chu trying to make an amazing comeback, Indian making mistakes. Chu ties 13 all. What an amazing comeback fro Chu. The Indian needs to get it back together and take the lead. Only an one point lead for Nagar. Nagar leading 19-16 with brilliant shots.  Nagar wins game and gold 21-17.
  • Several mistakes from Nagar leads to a decider set.
  • Game 2- Krishna Nagar leads 2-0. Chu comes back to close the gap as Nagar leads 3-2. Give and take of points helps Chu take the lead 5-4, but Nagar ties it. A neck in neck game with players closing the gap, one by one. However, Chu takes a two point lead 8-6. Chu leads 11-7  in the first half of the second game. A four point lead by Chu 12-8. A give and take of points keeps Chu still in the lead 13-9. A four point lead between Chu and Nagar as the unseeded Hong Kong player leads 15-11. Chu takes back the points and leads 16-12. A four point lead maintained by Chu as he leads 17-13. Chu leads by four points, Nagar struggles and trails 15-19. Krishna Nagar loses 16-21 n the second game.
  • Game 1-  Nagar takes the lead, but the Hong Kong player closes the gap in a fast past badminton match. 6-5 with Nagar leading the game. Chu ties it yet again. A give and take of points helps Nagar take an one point lead 9-8 over Chu. Chu ties it up 9 all. In an extremely fast paced game, Nagar and Chu tie it 10 all. Chu leads 11-10 over the second seeded Indian in the first half of the first game. Chu starts to take the lead for the first time 12-10. A give and take of points gives Chu a two point lead 13-11.  Consecutive points from the Hong Kong player widens the gap with the Indian who trails 12-16. Nagar gains the points he had lost earlier on, but trails 15-17. Nagar comes back from behind to tie the score 17 all. Consecutive points for Nagar gives him a two point lead over Chu 19-17. Nagar wins first game 21-17.
  • Nagar leads 2-1 in the head to head matches.
  • India will look forward to increase its gold medal tally to five with the second seeded Indian Krishna Nagar taking part. India have won a total of three medals in badminton this Paralympics with one gold, one silver and one bronze.

Men's singles SL4 Gold Medal Match- Suhas Yathiraj vs Lucas Mazur (FRA) (REPORT)

Suhas Yathiraj loses to Lucas Mazur (FRA) (1-2) 21-15, 17-21, 15-21

  • Game 3- The unseeded Indian takes three consecutive points to take a 3-0 early lead. Lucas closes over, but still trails 3-5. As Mazur struggles, Yathiraj leads 7-5. With the service rotating, Suhas still leads 9-6. Mazur closes gap  8-9. Mazur ties 9-9 with two consecutive points. Suhas Yathiraj leads 11-10. A give and take of points helps Mazur ties the score 12-12. Yathiraj leads 13-12 after Mazur miscalculates the shot. Mazur ties the score yet again 13 all. Frenchman takes the lead. 14-13. Yathiraj trails 15-18 with a three point gap. Yathiraj loses 15-21 in the decider.
  • Game 2- The Indian takes the first point 1-0. Yathiraj's combination play with a smash makes him lead 5-3. Important point for Mazur as he looks to equal the gap with the Indian. The Frenchman digs in and takes an one point lead 6-5. A brilliant smash helps the Indian close the gap.  The Frenchman still leads with two points 8-6. Yathiraj comes from behind and takes a lead with two consecutive points 9-8. Make it four consecutive points 11-8 as the Indian leads n the first half of the second game. Lucas takes a point and changes the shuttle. Indian takes back the point by tricking Mazur. The Frenchman closes the gap 11-12. Yathiraj leads, but Mazur digs deep and comebacks with resilience 15-15.  Mazur leads 16-15, but the Indian gets the service to tie 16 all. Mazur gets two consecutive points takes the lead 18-16. Mazur one point away from taking it to the third game. Yathiraj loses second game 17-21 in 22 mins.
  • Game 1- Mazur takes an early lead 1-0, but Yathiraj makes it even 1-1.  A give and take of points ties the score 2-2.  Make it 3-3. Mazur takes the lead 6-3. A two point lead ensures the seeded one Frenchman leads 7-5.  Yathiraj equals the score 7-7 with a brilliant shot. Yathiraj leads 10-8 by varying his attacks on the Frenchman. The unseeded Indian leads to the mid day interval. Yathiraj still in the lead with a four point lead 15-11. Suhas Yathiraj takes an impressive five point lead 17-12. Mazur struggles, but manages to get two points to 14-18. Indian makes the Frenchman run all over the court as he takes a four point lead 19-15. Yathiraj one point away from winning the first game 20-15. Yathiraj takes the first game 21-15 in 20 mins.
  • The Indian looks forward to win gold and take on the player he lost to in the group stage.

Men's singles SL4 Bronze Medal Match- Tarun Dhillon vs S. Fredy (INA)

Tarun Dhillon loses to S. Fredy (INA) (0-2) 17-21, 11-21

  • Game 2- S. Fredy takes a 5-0 early lead. Tarun still trails 1-6.  A six point lead as the Indonesian pulls across 12-6. S. Fredy pulls across with a humongous eight point lead 18-10. Tarun loses second game and bronze medal 11-21.
  • Game 1: Tarun leads with the smallest margins 12-11.  A one point gap still continuing in the first game. The Indonesian ties 16 all with the Indian. Indonesian takes the lead 17-16. Tarun loses first game 17-21.

Shooting- R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification- Sidhartha Babu, Deepak and Avani Lekhara

  • Sidhartha Babu, Deepak and Avani Lekhara fail to qualify to the finals. Babu narrowly misses finals as he finishes 9th.
  • Indian shooters seem to be struggling. Currently, no one in top 8.
  • Indian shooters will like to make it big by qualifying for the finals

Indians in action on September 5 (Timings in IST)

6:00 a.m.- Shooting- R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification- Sidhartha Babu, Deepak and Avani Lekhara

6:15 a.m.- Badminton- Men's singles SL4 Bronze Medal Match- Tarun Dhillon vs S. Fredy (INA)

6:15 a.m.- Badminton- Men's singles SL4 Gold Medal Match- Suhas Yathiraj vs Lucas Mazur (FRA)

8:00 a.m.- Badminton- Men's singles SH6 Gold Medal Match- Krishna Nagar vs Chu Man Kai (HKG)

8:00 a.m.- Shooting- R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1 Final- Sidhartha Babu, Deepak and Avani Lekhara (Subject to Qualification)

8:45 a.m.- Badminton- Mixed doubles SL3-SU5 Bronze Medal Match- Pramod Bhagat/ Palak Kohli vs D. Fujihara/ A. Sugino (JPN)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • When will Indian athletes play at the Tokyo Paralympics today?
    Events of Indian interest at the Tokyo Paralympics will begin at 6:00 AM IST on September 5, 2021.
  • Where to watch the Tokyo Paralympics in India?
    The Tokyo Paralympics can be watched in India live on Eurosport and Doordarshan. It can also be streamed online through official channel of Prasar Bharati sports and DD National on Youtube.