Tokyo Paralympics 2020: ‘He is a champion,’ Twitter reacts to Pramod Bhagat’s historic gold medal-Sports News , Firstpost

World number one Bhagat, who is also an Asian champion, beat Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell in the summit clash while Sarkar defeated Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara in the third-place play-off.

File image of Pramod Bhagat. Twitter/@jswsports

Current world champion Pramod Bhagat won a historic gold medal in the badminton men’s singles SL3 class to continue the country’s medal rush at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Bhagat, who has also tasted success on the continental stage, got the better of Daniel Bethell of Great Britain in the final.

Bhagat was competing in the SL3 classification, which features athletes with lower limb impairment.

Badminton is making its debut at the Paralympics in this edition, meaning Bhagat became the first Indian to win gold in the sport.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the landmark win:

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