Asia Youth Para Games: Indian shuttlers win 16 medals; Palak, Sanjana, Hardik clinch three each

While Nithya Sre and Sanjana claimed the women's singles gold in SH6 and SL3 classification, Palak and Sanjana combined to win the yellow metal in women's doubles (SL3-SU5) and Nehal Gupta and Abhijeet Sakhuja secured the top position in men's doubles (SL3-SL4)

Press Trust of India December 06, 2021 21:51:51 IST
Asia Youth Para Games: Indian shuttlers win 16 medals; Palak, Sanjana, Hardik clinch three each

An image of the winners. Twitter/@GauravParaCoach

New Delhi: Tokyo Paralympian Palak Kohli, Sanjana Kumari and Hardik Makkar secured three medals each as the Indian badminton contingent finished its campaign with 16 medals at the Asia Youth Para Games in Bahrain on Monday.

Indian para shuttlers won 4 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze at Riffa city.

While Nithya Sre and Sanjana claimed the women's singles gold in SH6 and SL3 classification, Palak and Sanjana combined to win the yellow metal in women's doubles (SL3-SU5) and Nehal Gupta and Abhijeet Sakhuja secured the top position in men's doubles (SL3-SL4).

The silver medallists were Nithya Sre and Aditya Kulkarni (mixed doubles, SH6), Jyoti (Women's singles, SL4), Naveen S (Men's singles, SL4), Hardik Makkar (Men's singles, SU5), Karan Paneer and Ruthick Ragupathi (Men's doubles, SU5), Hardik and Sanjana (Mixed doubles, SL3-SU5).

Bronze medallist shuttlers were: Palak Kohli (Woemn's singles SU5), Palak and Nehal Gupta (Mixed doubles, SL3-SU5), Naveen S and Hardik Makkar (Men's doubles, SU5), Aditya Kulkarni (men's singles, SH6).

Over 700 athletes from around 30 countries participated in the continental youth showpiece event that took place from 2 to 6 December.

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