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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Krishna Nagar wins gold medal in men’s singles SH6 category

Indian para shuttler Krishna Nagar wins gold medal in the man’s singles SH6 category at the Yoyogi National Stadium.

India’s Krishna Nagar triumphs with Gold at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Krishna Nagar wins gold by defeating Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai in a marathon match that lasted about an hour.

At the end of the match, the scoreline read 21-17, 16-21, 21-17. With this gold medal, India reached an unprecedented tally of 19 medals at these paralympic Games.

Krishna was surprisingly trailing in the opening game by four-point.


Krishna with the gold medal

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But the Indian regained his composure and stitched a flurry of points to stun his opponent as he took the first weel-fought first game.

In the second game, Chu Man Kai came out all guns blazing as he knew that this was his last chance to have a hot at the yellow metal.

Chu found ways to trouble the much-fancied Indian as Krishna found himself in a tangle at multiple [points in this game.

Krishna in action


However, Krishna matched his opponent’s point with point, it was only at the business end of the game that Kai chipped away with crucial points to take the match to a mouth-watering decider.

The third game, as expected was a really tight one. At the halfway point it was Krishna who lead by four points but Kai came back well and leveled the score at 14-14.

Krishna pulled away again and had the chance to seal the deal with 5 gold medal points. He laid his hands on the gold medal in the second go itself.

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Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar
A seccond-year political science honours student at Delhi University who has won many accolades in quizzes, debates, creative writing, MUNs and many more. An ardent sports enthusiast who's been following the Olympics since he was 13.

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