Pramod Bhagat Wins Gold in Para Asian Games

Hangzhou (China): In a thrilling display of skill and determination,
renowned para-badminton player Pramod Bhagat won a gold medal in
the men’s single SL3 category at the ongoing Para Asian Games, here
on Friday.The victory marks a historic milestone for Pramod as he completed
a trio of gold medals, having previously won the Paralympic Gold and
World Championships Gold.Representing the nation for the 4th time in Para Asian Games,
Pramod secured 1 gold and 2 bronze in the 3 events in which he
participated.Facing a formidable opponent and compatriot Nitesh Kumar, Bhagat
displayed exceptional skill and resilience. The match unfolded in a
nail-biting fashion, with both the shuttlers engaged in a neck-to-neck
battle. In the first game, Pramod narrowly piped Nitesh with the score
of 22-20. Nitesh fought back fiercely, claiming the second game 21-19.
It all boiled down to the last to decider to decide who would take the
gold medal.In the third game, Nitesh started well and managed to take an early
lead with Pramod trailing by almost 4 points and this was maintained
throughout the last set with Nitesh poised to take the match leading
the game 18-14, somehow Pramod managed to pull 2 consecutive
points with the game still being in Nitesh’s favour with a score of 19-
16, but the comeback king had other ideas, just like how he pulled an
impossible comeback at the Paralympic finals, Pramod managed to
stage a comeback and stun Nitesh, claiming the final fame 21-19 to
retain his gold medal. The final score read 22-20, 18-21 and 21-19.

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