Indian badminton player Krishna Nagar has won the gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics by performing brilliantly. On Sunday, he defeated Chunman Kai of Hong Kong 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the men’s singles SH6 final of badminton. Krishna Nagar won this title match in 43 minutes. With this Krishna Nagar became the second Indian shuttler after Pramod Bhagat to win gold in the Paralympic badminton event.
With this win, Nagar has made his record 3-1 against Chu Man Kai. Earlier, three matches were played between the two players, out of which Nagar won in two matches. At the same time, one match was won by Chu Man Kai.
In the SL category, players with a standing disorder or a lower leg deformity compete, while in the SU, athletes with an upper back disorder play. At the same time, the players participating in the SH category are much shorter than normal.
India’s medal tally in the Tokyo Games increased to 19. Krishna won 5th gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics. Pramod Bhagat had won the fourth gold in badminton on Saturday itself. Earlier Manish Narwal (Men’s 50m Pistol SH1), Avani Lakhera (Women’s 10m Air Rifle SH1) and Sumit Antil (Men’s Javelin Throw F64) have won gold medals.
In the current Paralympics, India has won 19 medals so far. India now has 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals. This is India’s best performance in the history of Paralympics. In Rio Paralympics (2016), India won 4 medals including 2 gold.
This was the final match
In the first game, a great game was seen between the two players. Chu Man Kai had a modest 11-10 lead at the end of the game. The Hong Kong player maintained this lead and made the score 12-16. Then after trailing 15-17, Krishna Nagar won the first game in 14 minutes after collecting six consecutive points.
Krishna Nagar did not appear in rhythm in the second game. Chu Man Kai got off to a great start to take a 11-7 lead at the end of the game. Keeping this lead intact, Chu made the score 16-12. From here the Indian player tried to come back with four points, but it was insufficient. Ultimately, Chu Man Kai won the second game in 14 minutes to make the score 1–1.
In the third and deciding game, Krishna Nagar performed brilliantly and made the score 7-2. Keeping this lead intact, Nagar took a lead of 11-7 at the time of the game interval. After this, Chu Man Kai scored some excellent points to level the score at 14-14. From here, Krishna Nagar, showing a great game, won the gold medal by winning the third game in 15 minutes.