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Bhagat-Köhli qualify for semifinals at Tokyo Paralympics; Tarun, Suhas, and Manoj as well

Bhagat-Köhli qualify for semifinals at Tokyo Paralympics; Tarun, Suhas, and Manoj as well

Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli of India have qualified for the mixed doubles semifinals. Suhas Yathiraj, Tarun Dhillon, and Manoj Sarkar, all of Noida District Magistrate, have also advanced to the final four. In a 29-minute match, India’s Pramod Bhagat-Kohli defeated Thailand’s Siripong Teamarrom and Nipada Saensupa 21-15 21-19 to finish second in group B. Suhas Yathiraj, the District Magistrate of Noida, and Manoj qualified for the last four stage.

Key Highlights

  • Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli beat Thailand’s Siripong Teamarrom and Nipada Saensupa 21-15 21-19 in a 29-minute match to finish second in group B.
  • Suhas Yathiraj, Tarun Dhillon, and Manoj Sarkar, all of Noida District Magistrate, have also advanced to the final four.
  • Bhag at and Kohli will face the Indonesian combination of Hary Susanto and Leani Ratri in the semifinals on Saturday.
  • The Indian combo will then face Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell and Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara.

PTI is the source of this information.

On Friday, India’s Pramod Bhagat and his partner Palak Kohli qualified for the mixed doubles semifinals, while three singles players, including Noida District Magistrate Suhas Yathiraj, advanced to the last-four round of the Paralympics badminton competition.

Bhagat and Kohli beat Thailand’s Siripong Teamarrom and Nipada Saensupa 21-15 21-19 in a 29-minute match to finish second in group B. Bhagat qualified for the men’s singles SL3 tournament on Thursday.

On Saturday, the Indian combo will face the Indonesian combination of Hary Susanto and Leani Ratri in the semifinals.

Suhas, Tarun Dhillon, and Manoj Sarkar all advanced to the semifinals in men’s singles on a successful day for India.

Suhas, the world number three, beat Indonesia’s Hary Susanto 21-6 21-12 in group A in 19 minutes, while Tarun, the second seed, rallied from a mid-game dip to beat Korea’s Shin Kyung Hwan 21-18 15-21 21-17 in group B.

Later in the day, Suhas lost 15-21 17-21 to France’s top seed Lucas Mazur, and Tarun lost 19-21 9-21 to Indonesia’s Fredy Setiawan in their final group matches.

Suhas will compete against Setiawan in the semifinals, while Tarun will face Mazur, a two-time world champion.

Suhas has a problem with one of his ankles, while Tarun has limited knee movement as a result of a terrible accident he sustained when he was eight years old.

Manoj won 21-16 21-9 over Oleksandr Chyrkov of Ukraine in the SL3 class to advance to the knockout stage after coming second in group A behind world no. 1 Bhagat.

The 31-year-old, who had battled polio as a child, had lost his first encounter to Bhagat.

On Saturday, Manoj will face Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell in the semifinals, while Bhagat will face Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara.

Krishna Nagar, who was seeded second in the SH6 class, beat Brazil’s Vitor Goncalves Tavares 21-17 21-14 in 27 minutes to win his second match in a row and lead group B.

Krishna, who advanced to the semifinals, will face Krysten Coombs of the United Kingdom in the knockout round.

Young Kohli, on the other hand, finished her women’s singles SU5 campaign with an 11-21 15-21 loss in the quarterfinals to Kaede Kameyama of Japan.

Kohli, 19, and Parul Parmar, 48, lost their second consecutive match in women’s doubles SL3-SU5 group A, falling 12-21 20-22 to Lenaig Morin and Faustine Noel of France.

Persons with significant standing/lower limb disability are allowed to compete in the SL classification, whereas athletes with upper limb impairment are classified as SU.

“This was a challenging game and I am pleased to be on the winning side,” Bhagat said after his mixed doubles victory. “Palak and I were focused and managed to execute our plans.”

“I consider myself really fortunate to have qualified for two semifinals. My sole goal right now is on bringing home medals for India.”

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PTI is the source of this information.

On Friday, India’s Pramod Bhagat and his partner Palak Kohli qualified for the mixed doubles semifinals, while three singles players, including Noida District Magistrate Suhas Yathiraj, advanced to the last-four round of the Paralympics badminton competition.

Bhagat and Kohli beat Thailand’s Siripong Teamarrom and Nipada Saensupa 21-15 21-19 in a 29-minute match to finish second in group B. Bhagat qualified for the men’s singles SL3 tournament on Thursday.

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