Para Asian Games: Ace shuttlers Pramod Bhagat & Sukant Kadam kickstart with wins in Hangzhou, China
Ace shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam kickstarted their Para Asian Games campaign on Saturday with wins in Hangzhou, China. Pramod Bhagat, who will be defending his Asian gold medal, started his campaign with an easy win over Chinese Taipei’s Hsing Chih Huang by 21-9 and 21-18. He will now face Maldivian Abdul Latheef Mohamed.
In the mixed doubles event, Pramod Bhagat and Manisha Ramdass defeated Thailand’s Chanida Srinavakul in straight sets by 21-08, 21-14. Meanwhile, Sukant Kadam also registered a win against Taipei’s Yeh En-Chuan to open his tournament.
He will now face Maldivian Ahmed Fayaz. In other results, Nitesh Kumar & Murugesan Thulasimathi defeated Syria’s Sheiha Feras& Matar Altaf by 2-0 in Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5 Group stage match. Krishna Nagar defeated China’s Qingtao Zeng by 2-1 in Men’s Singles SH6 Group stage match. Abu Hubaida and Ale Prem Kumar defeated Sumpradit Aphichat and Kornpeekanok Chatchai by 2-0 in Men’s Doubles WH1-WH2 Group play.
In the Group D Match, Sarkar Manoj defeated Pakistan’s Gohar Zeeshan by 2-0, in Men’s Singles SL3 Group play – GP D Match 3, Nitesh Kumar defeated Indonesia’s Dwiyoko by 2-0 in Men’s Singles SL3 Group play Gp B Match 3 and Ale Prem Kumar defeated Vietnam’s Hoang Manh Giang by 2-0 in Men’s Singles WH1 Group play Gp F Match 5. The Para Asian Games will officially begin on Sunday and will go on till 28 of this month.