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


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. 

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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.

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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. 


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.

Overall, India finished with 12 medals, including three gold.