Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Krishna Nagar bags fifth Gold medal for India, and Suhas Yathiraj clinches silver medal in badminton

Nagar defeated Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai with a score of 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the finals and won the gold medal. Suhas Yathiraj, District Magistrate of Noida, finished his Paralympic campaign by winning the historic silver medal.

Tesla India officials meet MoRTH secretary in Delhi for a test drive
Image source: Twitter

Indian para shuttler Krishna Nagar wins the second gold medal for India in the badminton men's singles SH6 class in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Suhas Yathiraj also created history by clinching a silver medal in the final of the badminton men's singles SL4 class.

Nagar defeated Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai with a score of 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the finals. The first game was a tough contest as Kai was leading in the first game but, Nagar made a comeback and took the lead. Kai was leading in the second game and, it seemed like the match was slipping out of Nagar's hands, and Chu Man Kai won the second round. In the last and final round, Nagar gave his top-notch performance and won the game.

While announcing Krishna Nagar's golden victory, the Sports Authority of India tweeted, "5th gold for India at #Paralympics @Krishnanagar99 clinches GOLD by defeating #HKG Kai Man Chu 2-1 in a thrilling Men’s Singles SH6 Final You have fulfilled your dream with hard work & determination & for that, we are proud! A well-deserved win! Keep shining  #Cheer4India".

Suhas Yathiraj, District Magistrate of Noida, finished his Paralympic campaign by winning the historic silver medal. Yathiraj went down against Frenchman Lucas Mazur by 21-15, 17-21, 15-21 in the finals. Suhas Yathiraj is the first IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics

The Paralympic Committee of India congratulated Suhas Yathiraj on his silver medal haul via a Twitter post, "What an absolute thriller of a match!!! @suhasly Wins #SILVER  in Badminton Men's Singles SL4 in a close nail biting finish! More wins to come!  #badminton #Parabadminton #Praise4Para #Tokyo2020 #Tokyoparalympics2020 #Paralympics #Cheer4India".

India now tallies with 19 medals in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics 2020 it is known to be the best tally ever in the history of Paralympics. However, in past India won four medals at Rio 2016 and four at the 1984 Paralympics.