Participating in the Paralympics for the first time, Pramod defeated Daniel Bethel of Britain in a one-sided match. After winning the first game, Pramod lagged behind in the second game. Pramod went down 4-11 to win the second game 21-17. This is the second gold medal won by India today (Saturday).
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The 33-year-old Pramod defeated Daisuke Fujihara of Japan 21-11, 21-16 in the SL3 class event to reach the final. Pramod’s leg was crippled at the age of five due to polio. Pramod has won 45 international medals including 4 gold in world championships. He has won two gold and one silver at the BWF World Championships in 8 years. He won a silver and a bronze at the 2018 Para Asian Games.
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India won medals so far in Paralympics
India’s medal tally at Tokyo Paralympics now stands at 17. India is ranked 24th in the medal tally.