Krishna Nagar has won India’s second badminton gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday, winning a thrilling three-game final against Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai in the men’s singles SH6 class.
The 22-year-old from Jaipur defeated his competitor in the final 21-17 16-21 21-17 to maintain his unblemished record at the Games and join compatriot Pramod Bhagat on the gold medal winning list.
On Saturday, Bhagat won the first gold medal in badminton in the SL3 class.
This was India’s fifth Olympic gold medal.
Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj had earlier finished his campaign with a record silver medal after losing to France’s top seed Lucas Mazur in the men’s singles SL4 class final.
The 38-year-old Noida district magistrate, who is handicapped in one of his ankles, put up an exciting display before barely losing 21-15 17-21 15-21 in a 62-minute summit showdown to two-time world champion Mazur.
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