Tokyo Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat won historic gold medal in badminton

  • Pramod Bhagat scripted history as he became India’s first-ever para-badminton gold medalist at the Games. The 33-year-old won the gold medal in men’s singles badminton SL3 event at the Tokyo Paralympics, living up to the tag of the World No. 1 and pre-tournament favourite.
  • Pramod Bhagat, a four-time world championship gold medalist, defeated Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell 21-14, 21-17 in 45 minutes to win India’s historic gold in Para badminton’s debut at the Games.
  • Bhagat, who had contracted polio when he was 5 years old, is one of the best para shuttlers in the country with 45 international medals under his belt, including four world championship gold medals and a gold and a bronze in 2018 Asian Para Games.