After Pramod Bhagat’s gold and Manoj Sarkar’s bronze on Saturday, it was Suhas Yathiraj who wins the silver medal for India in the badminton event on Sunday. The Indian para-badminton player with an amazing display of his capabilities has won the hearts of Indian fans. It was India’s 18th medal in this 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Suhas Yathiraj was scheduled to play the gold medal match against the French para-badminton player named Lucas Mazur on Sunday morning after he defeated Fredy Setiawan of Indonesia in the semifinal match on Saturday. However, the 38-year-old Indian lost against the French man by 1-2. The game went to the third set as after the first two sets it was tied at 1-1 with no one winning. Yathiraj plays exceptionally well in the first set as he won by 21-15 against Mazur. But after the sides of courts were exchanged in the second set, the Indian was struggling to get the points. He lost 17-21 in the second. Officials had to conduct the third one as the scores were level after the two sets.
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Even though the final set was difficult, Yathiraj never gave up and always stayed in the game. But that didn’t win the game for Yathiraj and lost by 15-21 by the French Lucas Mazur. The French gold medalist also defeated an Indian named Tarun Dhillon in the semifinals in the same event as Suhas Yathiraj, which was played on Saturday. Tarun Dhillon lost his Bronze medal match on Sunday morning against Setiawan of Indonesia and was ranked at 4.
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