Dubai Para Badminton International 2021: Pramod Bhagat, Sukant Kadam help India finish on high

The Indian contingent concluded the event with 17 medals, which included four gold

By Samrat Chakraborty

The Indian contingent concluded the Dubai Para-Badminton International 2021 on a high as they bagged four gold, six silver and seven bronze medals in the competition, which came to an end on Sunday.

On the final day of the event, World No.1 Pramod Bhagat defeated his Indian compatriot Kumar Nitesh 21-17, 21-18 in the SL3 men’s singles final.

Bhagat also came up with a spectacular performance in the final of the men’s doubles SL3 - SL4 event with his partner Manoj Sarkar as they beat compatriots Nitesh and Sukant Kadam 21-18, 21-16.

Kadam, meanwhile, bagged a silver medal after losing the men's singles SL4 final 15-21, 6-21 to French shuttler Lucas Mazur.

Sukant Kadam lost the men's singles SL4 final 

India's second gold in the singles event came through Nagar Krishna in the SL6 category. He beat Malaysian shuttler Didin Taresoh 21-17, 21-18 in the summit clash.

In the women's field, Manasi Joshi and Palak Kohli had to settle for a silver.

Joshi lost the final of the SL3 category 10-21, 17-21 to Ukraine’s Oksana Kozyna while Kohli lost in the SU5 summit clash to Netherlands’ Megan Hollander 18-21, 18-21.

In the mixed doubles WH1 event, India's Prem Kumar and his Russian partner Tatiana Gureeva beat Switzerland’s Luca Olgiati and Karin Suter-Erath 21-11, 21-18 in the final to clinch a gold medal.

List of Indian medal winners at the event:

Singles SL3: Pramod Bhagat (Gold), Kumar Nitesh (Silver), Manoj Sarkar (Bronze)

Singles SL3: Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (Silver) Charanjeet Kaur, Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar (Bronze)

Singles SH6: Nagar Krishna (Gold)

Singles SL4: Sukant Kadam (Silver)

Singles WH1: Prem Kumar Ale (Bronze)

Doubles WH1 - WH2: Prem Kumar & Ale Abu Hubaida (Silver)

Singles SU5: Palak Kohli (Silver)

Doubles SL3 - SL4: Pramod Bhagat & Manoj Sarkar (Gold), Sukant Kadam & Kumar Nitesh (Silver), Mohammad Arwaz Ansari & Deep Ranjan Bisoyee (Bronze)

Doubles SU5: Chirag Baretha & Rahul Kumar Verma (bronze)

Doubles SH6: Nagar Krishna & Raja Magotra (Gold)

Doubles SL3 - SU5: Palak Kohli & Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar (bronze), Manasi Girishchandra Joshi & Arati Janoba Patil (bronze)

Mixed doubles SL3-SU5: Pramod Bhagat & Palak Kohli (Bronze)

Combined medals - Mixed doubles WH1 - WH2: India’s Prem Kumar Ale & Russia’s Tatiana Gureeva (Gold), India’s Girishkumar Jayanthilal Sharma & Egypt’s Shaimaa Samy Ab D Ellatif (Bronze)