There’s a saying in English, “Successful people are not gifted, they just work hard then succeed on purpose.” Odisha’s Pramod Bhagat is a living example of that! Suffering from polio since the age of 4, he started playing badminton in the year 2002.
World ranked-1 Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat defeats Daniel Bethell of England by 6-21, 21-14, 21-5 to retain the coveted title in record 51 minutes.
BWF which is responsible for regulating, promoting and developing para-badminton globally also promotes a “one sport – one team” philosophy for badminton and para-badminton together.
hat’s more exciting that just a couple of hours before winning the Gold medal in singles, Pramod wins another Gold medal for India in the men’s doubles event with Manoj Sarkar as a partner.
"Proud moment for India " congratulations to Odisha Para -badminton player Pramod Bhagat for winning the SL3 singles title in the BWF Para-Badminton @World Championships at Switzerland @Siba_TNIE @NewIndianXpress @CMO_Odisha @BAI_Media @Media_SAI @Odishasports #SportsLogon pic.twitter.com/UTlsiGig5R— Tanmay Das (@tanmay__das) August 25, 2019
This is indeed a matter of immense pride not just for two Gold medals but also for fans of para-sports across the country.
And we all can sense the celebration and happiness among the fans of Badminton.
#BWFWorldChampionships2019— The Field (@thefield_in) August 25, 2019
Some great news from Basel already as Pramod Bhagat has won two gold medals in the Para Badminton World C'ships while @joshimanasi11 won gold defeating No 1 seed Parul Parmar.
Live updates: https://t.co/97MVTkfgI1 pic.twitter.com/8ChuGMihbj
#BWFParaBadmintonWorldChampionships2019— Indian Sports Fan (@IndianSportFan) August 25, 2019
India's Pramod Bhagat defeats Daniel Bethell by 6-21, 21-14, 21-5 to retain the coveted title in 51 mins!
Few more minutes to go for yet another Gold 🏆 news 💪#bwfworldchampionship2019 #Badminton pic.twitter.com/cUlN2l4lBR
At the same time, Indias PV Sindhu smashes Nozomi Okuhara and becomes India’s first women to win Gold in BWF World Championship.