As the country celebrates PV Sindhu's historic gold medal at the BWF World Championship, India has once again flourished in another badminton event.

PV Sindhu acknowledges her supporters
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India's Pramod Bhagat clinched a gold medal in men's singles SL3 category of the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships on Sunday, August 25. 

This was after the World no. 1, Pramod, had already secured his first gold medal in the men's doubles SL3-4 category along with fellow partner Manoj Kumar. 

Pramod Bhagat, gold medal winner
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Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Kumar defeated Nitesh Kumar and Tarun Dhillon 14-21, 21-15, 21-16 in the double's final on Saturday, August 24. 


Where SL3 is for minor standing/lower limb impairment, SL4 is for those who have severe conditions of SL3.

Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Kumar
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In women's competition, it was a dream come true for India's Para badminton star Manasi Joshi. 

Joshi secured her first ever World Championships crown, beating the experienced Parul Parmer by a scoreline of 21-12, 21-7. 

She had lost to the same opponent in three other tournament finals in the past, but this time turned out to be victorious. 

Manasi Joshi wins gold
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India's successful outing didn't end here. Pramod Bhagat bettered his record by defeating England's Daniel Bethell with a 6-21, 21-14, 21-5 scoreline, in an hour-long finale.


Speaking to media, Bhagat said: 

I took time to find my rhythm and thus started slow in the first game. But in the second game, I increased the pace and tried controlling the match. I have played Bethell many times, so knew it will be a tough match. I am happy to finish on the winning side and take my third singles gold.
Indian para contingent
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Overall, India finished with 12 medals, including three gold.