Odisha’s Pramod Bhagat Bags Double Gold At China Para Badminton Championship
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s ace para-badminton player Pramod Bhagat added another feather to his cap as he bagged two gold medals at the China Para-Badminton International-2019.
Bhagat defeated Daniel Bethell of England 19-21, 21-13, 21-14 to win the single’s title. Bhagat partnering Manoj Sarkar also bagged the doubles title by defeating their country-mate Vikram Kumar and Suhash L.Y 18-21, 21-16, 21-15.
Odisha ace @PramodBhagat83 secured 5th international double crown, winning both singles and doubles gold medals in China Para-Badminton International 2019. Proud of you Pramod !#OdishaForSports pic.twitter.com/DeM6A8pYVd
— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) September 29, 2019
Suffering from polio since the age of four, Bhagat started playing badminton in 2002. However, he was introduced to the para-badminton circuit only in 2006. Bhagat was recently conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award.