India para shuttler Pramod Bhagat with his gold medal
Para Asian Games gold medallist shuttler Pramod Bhagat continued his good run, bagging a gold medal in SL3 singles category at the just-concluded Hulic Daihatsu Japan Para Badminton International tournament in Tokyo. Bhagat on Sunday defeated compatriot Manoj Sarkar 21-16 21-19 in the title clash that lasted 38 minutes.
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In mixed doubles, Bhagat and Manisha Ramdass went down to Chinese pair of Yang Jianyuan and Yang Qiu Xia 21-14 15-21 21-16, while Sukant Kadam lost to Malaysia's Mohd Amin Burhanuddin in the semifinals to secure a bronze medal in the singles SL4 category. India's Tarun secured a bronze in the same category after going down in the semi-final.
Nehal Gupta and Naveen Sivakumar also secured a gold medal for India in men's doubles SL3-SL4 category beating compatriots Deep Ranjan Bisoyee and Manoj Sarkar 21-19 18-21 21-17 in the final. Manisha Joshi secured a bronze medal in women's SL3 category, while Hardik Makkar and Ruthick Ragupathi bagged bronze in men's doubles SU5 division.
Thulasimathi Murugesan secured a silver in women's SU5 category and Manish Ramdass secured the bronze. Manasi Joshi and Thulasimathi Murugesan then teamed up to win a gold medal in women's doubles SL3-SU5 category, beating the Indonesian pair of Leani Ratri Oktila Khalimatus Sadiyah 21-16 21-11 in the final.
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