Indian players proved their dominance in Para-Badminton by clinching 28 medals and topping the table at Brazil International.
Mandeep Kaur turned out to be the most prolific Indian performer at the 2022 Brazil Para Badminton International with three medals to her name. She won gold in Women’s Singles SL3 and along with Manisha Ramdass she clinched the first position in Women’s Doubles. She also won a silver in Mixed Doubles along with Chirag Bretha.
Tarun Dhillon and Sukant Kadam clinched gold and silver respectively in SL4 class. World No. 3 Kadam went down to fellow Indian Tarun in the final by 17-21-21-20 18-21.
Nitesh Kumar went on to win the gold in Men’s Singles SL3 by defeating Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara 21-15 18-21 21-18. Nitesh defeated World No. 1 Pramod Bhagat in a closely fought 50-minute semifinal match by 7-21 21-19 19-21. Bhagat picked up two bronze medals- in the Men’s Singles SL3 and Mixed Doubles alongside Palak Kohli.
List of Gold Medal Winners:
Nitesh Kumar (MS SL3)
Tarun Dhillon (MS SL4)
Mandeep Kaur (WS SL3)
Jyoti Verma (WS SL4)
Manisha Ramdass (WS SU5)
Mnisha Ramdass & Mandeep Kaur (WD SL3 & SL5)
Tarun Dhillon & Nitesh Kumar (MD SL3 &SL4)
Hardik & Ruthick (MD SU5)
Arwaz Ansari & Deep Ranjan (MD SL3 & SL4)
List of Silver Medal Winners:
Sukant Kadam (MS SL4)
Prem Kumar Ale (MS WH1)
Parul Parmar (WS SL3)
Nithya Sre (WS SH6)
Parul Parmar & Palak Kohli (WD SL3 & SU5)
Chirag Barethe & Mandeep Kaur (XD SL3 & SU5)
List of Bronze Medal Winners:
Pramod Bhagat (MS SL3)
Manoj Sarkar (MS SL3)
Nilesh Gaikwad (MS SL4)
Dhinaragan (MS SH6)
Ammu Mohan (WS WH2)
Manoj Sarkar & Vikran Kumar (MD SL3 & SL4)
Chirag Baretha & Nilesh Gaikwad (MD Su5)