Krishna Nagar claims India’s 5th Gold as he wins Men’s Singles SH6 Final
India recorded its best medal tally at Paralympic Games, with 19 as Krishna Nagar bags gold in Tokyo on Sunday
Tokyo Paralympics 2020, which was postponed ended Today on 5th September after 12 days of sporting events. This is India’s best-ever performance in the history of Paralympics as Krishna Nagar bagged the 19th medal.
22-year-old, Krishna Nagar from Jaipur continued his unbeaten run at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 as he defeated Chu Man Kai from Hong Kong 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in a match that lasted for 43 minutes. The Men’s Singles SH6 Final was played in Court 1 of Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo.
Wow, what a close final! It's another #Badminton #Gold for #IND as Krishna Nagar wins the men's singles SH6 🤩#Silver goes to Chu Man Kai #CHN after three games 👏 @bwfmedia @ParalympicIndia #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics
— Paralympic Games (@Paralympics) September 5, 2021
Both Krishna Nagar and Chu Man Kai topped their respective groups and advanced to the semi-final, as they got the better of their opponents and reached the Men’s Singles SH6 Final. Nagar is the 1st ever Men’s Singles SH6 Paralympic Champion.
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) September 5, 2021
In the SH6 Classification of Para-Badminton, athletes who have achondroplasia and are short in stature compete. Krishna Nagar took up Badminton in 2014.
However, for India, it was their 2nd Gold in Para-Badminton at the 2020 Paralympics. As Pramod Bhagat clinched gold in Men’s Singles SL3 Final on Saturday.
As a result, the Indian Contingent’s campaign at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 ended on a high note as they produce India’s best-ever medal tally of 19 with 5 Gold, 8 Silver, and 6 Bronze.