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  China Para-Badminton Intl: Bhagat bags double crown
BHUBANESWAR,29 Sep 2019 (Team Orisports)

Odisha ace Pramod Bhagat bagged his fifth international double crown, winning both the singles and doubles gold medals in China Para-Badminton International, held in Hangzhou, China from 24 to 29 September, 2019.

World champion Bhagat completed the double today when he emerged mens SL3 singles champion, defeating Daniel Bethell of England in 2-1 games. Earlier in the day, the Odisha shuttler claimed the doubles title with partner Manoj Sarkar, getting the better of Umesh Vikram Kumar and Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj in the all-India final by 2-1 games.

With the double crown in China, the total number of international medals for Bhagat increased to 40, which include 21 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze. The year 2019 has proved to be the most successful for Bhagat, fetching him a total of 14 (10 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze).


Mens SL3 Singles: Group-A League:
Beat Faxin Wu (China) 21-13, 21-16; beat Mathieu Thomas (France) 21-7, 22-20. Quarter-finals: Beat Kumar Nitesh (India) 23-25, 21-16 (Retired). Semifinals: Beat Daisuke Fujihara (Japan) 21-15, 19-21, 21-10. Final: Beat Daniel Bethell (England) 19-21, 21-13, 21-14.

Mens SL3-SL4 Duobles (Partner Manoj Sarkar): Group-A League: Beat Ari Anggara-Ukun Rukaendi (Indonesia) 21-11, 21-18; Beat Xiaoyu Chen-Yuyang Gao (China) 21-7, 14-21, 21-15. Semifinals: Beat Wie Ou-Faxin Wu (China) 24-22, 21-14. Final: Beat Umesh Vikram Kumar-Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj (India) 18-21, 21-16, 21-15.



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