Not Just PV Sindhu, Indian Para-Badminton Team Wins 12 Medals At The BWF World Championships!

It’s been an amazing couple of days for Indian sports with players dominating the world with their spirit and talent. Shuttler PV Sindhu became the first Indian to become the World Badminton Champion. Sumit Nagal took the US Open tennis court by storm and won the first set against Roger Federer! The Indian para-badminton team also won 12 medals at the BWF World Championships – 3 Golds, 4 Silvers & 5 Bronze medals!

Shuttler Pramod Bhagat beat England’s Daniel Bethell to clinch the men’s singles title in the SL3 category. He also took gold in the men’s doubles SL3-4 category with partner Manoj Sarkar.

According to The Times of India, the SL3 category is for athletes with minor standing/lower limb impairment and SL4 is meant for players with more severe conditions.

30-year-old Manasi Joshi also won her maiden gold by beating Parul Parmar 21-12, 21-7 in the women’s singles SL3 category in Basel, Switzerland.

Manasi met with an unfortunate road accident back in 2011 which left her severely injured and crushed her leg. The Hindu quoted her saying,

“It feels great to be called a World champion. Never easy for any athlete and more so for someone like me who had to face adversity on all fronts to script this golden moment in my career.”

She further added,

“It was great to be treated on par with the regular players and I hope life will change, after having sacrificed everything for this golden moment, in terms of better recognition and support, especially like getting world-class equipment to chase my dream of winning a gold in Paralympics and the next Asian Games.”

Desi Twitter hailed the para-badminton team and applauded their victories that made the nation proud.

We wish our star players all the very best for the upcoming Asian Games and the Paralympics. You are an inspiration for us all!

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