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  Bhagat settles for silver medal in Tokyo
BHUBANESWAR,17 Nov 2019 (Team Orisports)

Odisha para-badminton ace Pramod Bhagat settled for silver medal in mens SL3 singles event of the Japan Para-Badminton International - Tokyo Paralympic Games Test Event, which was held in Tokyo from 11 to 17 November, 2019.

Daniel Bethell, the second seed from England, won the gold medal, beating top seed and World champion Bhagat in the final 21-16, 21-19. Bagat reached the final, defeating Indonesian Maman Nurjaman 21-7, 21-17 in the quarterfinals and fellow Indian Umesh Vikrant Kumar 21-17, 21-17 in the semifinals.

Earlier at the league stage, Bhagat won both of his Group-A match to secured his place in the last eight stage. He first got the better of Pedro Pablo De Vinatea (Peru) 21-14, 21-8 and then prevailed over Oleksandr Chyrkov 21-19, 21-8.

This was the 21st international of the year and 41 st overall international medal for Bhagat, who is almost sure of representing India in the Tokyo Paralympic Games next year.



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