Indian para-badminton star Pramod Bhagat, along with his partner Manisha Ramdass, secured a bronze medal in the mixed doubles SL3-SU5 event at the 4th Asian Para Games held in Hangzhou. Although the Indian pair reached the semifinals of the event, they had to settle for bronze as they narrowly missed out on a place in the final.
The duo faced tough competition in the semifinals against Indonesia’s Leani Ratri and Hikmat Ramdani. The first set of the match was closely contested, with both pairs displaying exceptional skills. However, it was the Indonesian pair that managed to edge ahead, securing the set 21-14.
Despite the Indian duo’s valiant efforts, they couldn’t mount a comeback in the second set, ultimately losing the match to the Indonesian opponents. With this result, Pramod Bhagat and Manisha Ramdass claimed the bronze medal, marking a significant achievement in their para-badminton careers.
The performance of Bhagat and Ramdass was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took to social media to extend his congratulations. In a tweet, PM Modi expressed his pride in the dynamic duo, praising their remarkable achievement in the Badminton Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5 event at the Asian Para Games.
India is being represented by seven para-athletes from Odisha at the 4th Asian Para Games, showcasing the country’s talent and determination on the international stage.
Pramod Bhagat’s success in para-badminton has made him a prominent figure in Indian sports, and his partnership with Manisha Ramdass continues to yield positive results. While the pair narrowly missed the opportunity to compete for the gold medal, their achievement in securing the bronze medal reflects their dedication and skill in the sport.
As the Asian Para Games continue, Indian para-athletes aim to bring more glory to their nation, and the performance of Pramod Bhagat and Manisha Ramdass is a testament to their perseverance and excellence in para-badminton.
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