Congratulating Krishna Nagar for winning gold at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his achievement brought a smile to all Indians. Nagar captured India’s second gold medal in badminton at the Paralympic Games after securing a thrilling three-game victory over Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai in the SH6 men’s singles final.
The 22-year-old from Jaipur, second seed, beat rivals 21-17 16-21 21-17 in the final to maintain their unbeaten position at the Games and join compatriot Pramod Bhagat in the list of gold medalists.
PM Modi tweeted: “Glad to see our badminton players excel at the #paralympics in Tokyo. The exceptional feat of @ Krishnanagar99 made all Indians smile. Congratulations to him for winning the gold medal. I wish him the best for his future projects. “
Greetings from Krishna Nagar poured in from all over India as several political leaders, sportsmen praised his performance.
Krishna is the fourth Indian to win a badminton medal after Pramod Bhagat made history on Saturday by winning gold (SL3). Manoj Sarkar went on to take bronze in the same event, and earlier Sunday Suhas Yathiraj claimed silver in the SL4 event.
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