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Indian contingent topped the medal table with 9 gold at Brazil Para Badminton International

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)

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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