Paralympics: Krishna Nagar wins gold in badminton

Krishna Nagar

India’s Krishna Nagar wins the second Para-Badminton gold for India on Sunday as he beat Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the men’s singles SH6 final.

He becomes the first-ever SH6 gold medallist in the history of the Indian Paralympics. It is India’s nineteenth medal and the fifth gold in the event.

The 22-year-old from Jaipur seeded second retained his unbeaten run at the Games and joined Pramod Bhagat in the gold medal-winning list. Bhagat had claimed the first gold in badminton in SL3 class on Saturday.

In a thrilling game, Nagar struggled in the first match until mid-game but made a comeback 21-17.