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Arjuna will boost my Tokyo 2020 preparations: para badminton ace Pramod Bhagat

Pramod Bhagat became the fourth para badminton player to get an Arjuna Award after former world champions Parul Parmer, Raj Kumar and Manoj Sarkar.

BWF World Championship 2019: Bhagat & Parmer lead India’s para badminton challenge

World no. 1s Pramod Bhagat and Parul Parmer will lead the para badminton challenge for India, who have arrived in Basel with a strong 24 player-team and are expected to be among the medal contenders in the BWF World Championship.

Para Badminton: Pramod Bhagat clinches his 5th gold medal in 2019

India's para-badminton ace, Pramod Bhagat, clinched the gold medal at the FZ Forza Ireland Para-Badminton International 2019 on Sunday. The shuttler hailing from Odisha, who has top-notched the world ranking in SL3 category, defeated England's Daniel Bethell 21-17, 17-21, 21-10 in the final encounter to clinch top honours. Besides, he also went on to win the gold medal in the men's...

Nitesh Kumar: The para shuttler from IIT chasing big dreams

A momentous bronze medal haul at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia has provided the young para-shuttler, Nitesh Kumar, a renewed perspective towards the sport. The 23-year-old Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Mandi student is weaving bigger dreams of making into the World Championships taking one step at a time. Nitesh Kumar, who kickstarted a busy year through...

India sends largest contingent for Fazza Para-Badminton International

The crème de la crème of Para-badminton including the World No. 1s are in action this week at the 2ndFazza Dubai Para-Badminton International Championship that started at the Shabab Al-Ahli Club on 2nd April. The competition, also the second event to serve as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic qualifier, has an entry field of 280 players from 39 countries, double the...

A look back at the Asian Para Games and the positives for India

Training, Surrounding, Support Staff, Competition, Performance The Indian para-athletes were eventually closing on all the factors. Slowly and steadily things were falling in place. The Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games touched most of these factors as the 192-member Indian team celebrated the success of their best-ever Asian Para Games. They won 72 medals, double the number of medals they picked up at Incheon 2014 Games, and finished...

Once dubbed crazy for practicing, Manoj Sarkar hopes for a better future for Indian para-sports

"This is a slightly complicated question for me," says Manoj when I ask him since when he has been playing Badminton. "The reason being that I have played Badminton both as an able-bodied and a para-athlete." "I used to play badminton ever since I was a child. And I was good at the sport too," he continues, as he recounts...