Tokyo Paralympics: India’s Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli losses against the Indonesians in the Badminton Mixed Doubles semifinals

Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli have missed a chance to win gold and silver medal in the Mixed Doubles SL/SU as they lost against the Indonesian mixed team in the semifinal match.

The Indian para-badminton players Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli have Lost the semifinal match against the Indonesian Hary Susanto and Leani Ratri Oktila in the Mixed Doubles SL/SU badminton event. The Indians had a great chance to win the silver or the gold medal but they couldn’t manage to go through the finals.

Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli performed well in the Group stage second match against Thailand’s para-badminton player named Teamarrom and Saensupa where they won by 2-0 (21-15 and 21-19). They qualified for the Semifinal match after this victory where they faced Susanto and Oktila of Indonesia. This semifinal game was not so worth the praise for both the Indians as they lost by 0-2. In the first set, the Indonesian tag team dominated the scoreline as they didn’t allow many points to the Indian para-badminton players. The first set scoreline was 21-3, with Pramod and Palak could only manage to score 3.

Looking from India’s point of view, the second set was far better than the first one. Indian players took the first points at the start of the second set. But because of some communication issues between the Pramod and Palak, they couldn’t hold up this lead and gave away points to the Indonesian. It looked like India can win the second set as before the drinks break they were leading Indonesia by 11 points to 8. But after the break, Susanto and Oktila didn’t let India take many points from them and start dominating the set again.

It was all over for India after the final whistle as they were behind by 6 points at the end of the second set (15-21). Despite getting the defeat in the semifinals, Pramod and Palak can still win the medal for India as they have been tied up with Fujihara and Sugino of Japan in the Bronze medal match.

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