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India Shines at the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022

India showcased its dominance on the final day of the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022, securing an impressive haul of medals. With 11 gold, seven silver, and six bronze medals, India proved its prowess in para badminton.

Para Badminton Champions

Among the Indian players, Paralympic champion Pramod Bhagat (SL3) and reigning world champion Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (SL3) stood out. Both athletes reached the finals in three different categories, displaying their exceptional skills.

Highlights of the Event

The action-packed day began with Nagar Krishna and Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan winning the gold medal in the SH6 mixed doubles. They defeated Peruvians Hector Jesus Salva Tunque and Rubi Milagros Fernandez Vargas with a score of 21-15, 21-14.

Pramod Bhagat emerged as the biggest winner of the day, claiming three gold medals. Despite a loss in their opening game, Bhagat and his SL3-SU5 mixed doubles partner Palak Kohli made a remarkable comeback against compatriots Ruthick Ragupathi and Manasi Girishchandra Joshi. Their final score was 14-21, 21-11, 21-14.

Reflecting on his achievement, Bhagat expressed his joy: “It has been a very good day for me and, of course, Team India. After the long break since the Paralympics, it feels great to be back on the court. I faced some tough opponents, but every match is challenging. Playing against your own teammates is especially difficult because we train together and know each other’s game inside out. However, I am immensely proud of Team India’s performance today.”

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Manisha Ramdass, making her international debut in the SU5 category, showcased remarkable skills on the court. With her agile rallies and skillful net play, she secured a solid victory against Portugal’s Beatriz Monteiro, with a final score of 21-13, 21-10, in just 15 minutes.

The 17-year-old player was beaming with joy after her victory: “I didn’t have any expectations coming into the final, but now I have won gold! I think I will celebrate by treating myself to something tasty, like a pizza or a burger,” she said with a laugh.

Paralympic champion Nagar (SH6) continued his winning streak in his subsequent match against Brazil’s Vitor Gonçalves Tavares. In a thrilling three-game battle, Nagar emerged victorious with a score of 24-26, 21-17, 21-9.

It was Pramod Bhagat and his men’s doubles partner Manoj Sarkar who concluded the day on a high note for Team India. In a closely contested match against their compatriots Sukant Kadam and Kumar Nitesh, Bhagat and Sarkar clinched the SL3-SL4 gold medal with a score of 21-19, 11-21, 21-11.

Exciting Finals

In the SU5 men’s singles category, Fang Jen-yu went head-to-head with Meril Loquette for the coveted title. Both players had topped their respective groups, setting the stage for an intense final. Ultimately, Fang Jen-yu from Chinese Taipei showcased his skill and defeated Loquette with a score of 21-13, 21-18, claiming his first title.

“This victory means a great deal to me, especially after finishing second at the Peru Para Badminton International 2020. Tonight, I will celebrate with my teammates over a meal,” Fang Jen-yu shared.

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For Full Results

To view the complete list of results from the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022, please visit Carnegiecentre.com here.

FAQs

Q: How many medals did India win in the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022?

A: India won a total of 24 medals, including 11 gold, seven silver, and six bronze.

Q: Who were the standout players from Team India?

A: Paralympic champion Pramod Bhagat and reigning world champion Manasi Girishchandra Joshi performed exceptionally well, reaching the finals in three different categories.

Q: How did Pramod Bhagat perform in the tournament?

A: Pramod Bhagat had a remarkable performance, winning three gold medals despite facing tough opponents.

Q: Did any Indian players make their international debut?

A: Yes, Manisha Ramdass made her international debut and secured a gold medal in the women’s SU5 category.

Q: Where can I find the complete list of results?

A: You can find the full results of the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022 on Carnegiecentre.com here.

Conclusion

The Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022 witnessed stellar performances from Indian para badminton players. With 11 gold medals and an overall impressive performance, Team India showcased its dominance on the international stage. The athletes’ remarkable achievements are a testament to their hard work, dedication, and skill. Congratulations to all the winners and participants for making India proud.

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