Another good news for India as Pramod Bhagat, the Indian para-badminton player have won the gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020. After a thrilling match, it was the Indian who clinched the medal at last. It is India’s 4th gold medal in this year’s Paralympics. Pramod has shown absolute class and with his exquisite comeback win, he added another medal to India’s tally.
The Indian para-badminton player was against Daniel Bethell of Great Britain in the final match of the Men’s Singles SL3. Pramod won both the sets played in this game. However, the game could have been gone to the third set but, because of the 33-year-old Indian’s comeback in the second one the game ended with 2-0 in favour of him. In this very tight final game, the first set scoreline was 21-14 with Pramod winning it easily against Bethell. But, the second set was indeed thrilling as Great Britain’s man was dominating since the start. Pramod was finding it difficult to score maybe because the sides changed in the second one.
A dominant #Gold medal for #IND 🔥 💪
World No. 1⃣ Pramod Bhagat overcomes a second set deficit to win 21-14, 21-17 against #GBR's Daniel Bethell in the #ParaBadminton Men's Singles SL3 Final!
India's 2nd 🥇medal of the day! 😍#Tokyo2020 #Paralympics @PramodBhagat83 pic.twitter.com/UnmkTecHrE
— Olympic Khel (@OlympicKhel) September 4, 2021
Before the drinks break, the scoreline was leaned towards Great Britain’s player. Despite trailing by 7 points before the drinks break, Pramod kept his composure and believed that he is still in the game. The Indian started well after the break and grabbed some points from Bethell. Slowly and steadily 33-year-old Pramod equalized the score with Daniel. Not only this he also started taking the lead after the score of tied at 15-15. With such an impressive revival, Pramod Bhagat won the match by 21-17 and deservingly got the gold medal.
Big big congratulations to u @PramodBhagat83 for winning the gold medal 🥇🇮🇳🇮🇳👏… #Badminton #TokyoParalympics 👍 pic.twitter.com/jB0sBaBczf
— Saaina Nehwal (@NSaina) September 4, 2021