Indian shuttlers Pramod Bhagat, Sukant Kadam enter Dubai Para-Badminton Tournament finals

In the SL 3 category, world No 1 Pramod beat Malaysia's Muhammad Huzairi Abdul Malek 21-7, 21-17 to enter the men's singles final where he will face compatriot Kumar Nitesh.

Press Trust of India April 03, 2021 20:41:46 IST
Indian shuttlers Pramod Bhagat, Sukant Kadam enter Dubai Para-Badminton Tournament finals

Representational image. AFP

Dubai: Indian shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam stormed into the finals of their respective categories in the 3rd Dubai Para-Badminton Tournament on Saturday.

In the SL 3 category, world No 1 Pramod beat Malaysia's Muhammad Huzairi Abdul Malek 21-7, 21-17 to enter the men's singles final where he will face compatriot Kumar Nitesh. Pramod dominated his semi-final and looks like the best bet to win the title.

In the men's doubles semi-finals, Pramod and Manoj Sarkar defeated their Indian counterparts Mohammad Arwaz Ansari and Deep Ranjan Bisoyee 21-19, 23-21.

They will face Sukant Kadam and Kumar Nitesh in the final.

However, Pramod and Pala Kohli lost their mixed doubles semi-final to France's Lucas Mazur and Faustine Noel 17-21, 5-21.

In the SL3 category, participants usually have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking/running balance.

In the SL 4 category, Kadam sailed into the final with a comfortable win over his German counterpart Marcel Adam. Sukant won the match in straight games 21-11 21-11.

In the SL4 category, players have impairment in one or both lower limbs and minimal impairment in walking/running balance, but better compared to SL3.

Updated Date:

also read

ISSF honour for NRAI's Pawan Singh for his contribution to shooting
Sports

ISSF honour for NRAI's Pawan Singh for his contribution to shooting

Singh, who was the competition manager in the recently-concluded World Cup held in Delhi, received the gold medal from the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) for his services towards the sport.

Russian Open and Indonesia Masters badminton cancelled due to COVID-19
Sports

Russian Open and Indonesia Masters badminton cancelled due to COVID-19

"The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournaments," a BWF statement read.

Jerwin Ancajas overcomes Jonathan Rodriguez in hard-fought win to retain IBF junior bantamweight title
Sports

Jerwin Ancajas overcomes Jonathan Rodriguez in hard-fought win to retain IBF junior bantamweight title

The 29-year-old Ancajas had to reach into his full bag of tricks to beat the Mexican, with the three judges scoring 117-110, 116-111 and 115-112 in the Filipino's favor at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Norwich, Connecticut.