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