India at Tokyo Paralympics: Noida DM Suhas defeats Germany’s Niklas Pott in men’s singles SL4 group stage

India at Tokyo Paralympics: Noida DM Suhas defeats Germany's Niklas Pott in men's singles SL4 group stage
India at Tokyo Paralympics: Noida DM Suhas defeats Germany's Niklas Pott in men's singles SL4 group stage

India at Tokyo Paralympics: Noida District Magistrate and para-badminton player Suhas L Yathiraj on Thursday defeated Jan Niklas Pott of Germany 21-9, 21-3 in men’s singles SL4 – Group A match one of the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.

India at Tokyo Paralympics: Suhas, who has become the first civil servant from the country to represent India in the Tokyo Paralympics, dominated the proceedings and completed the match in 19 minutes with a straight-set victory. Niklas Pott had no answers to Suhas’ shots. Suhas will lock horns in his second group stage match on Friday.

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India at Tokyo Paralympics: Noida DM Suhas defeats Germany’s Niklas Pott in men’s singles SL4 group stage

Earlier in the day, shuttler Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar went down 0-2 against second-seeded Huihui MA and Hefang Cheng of China in their first Group B match.

On Wednesday, in an all-Indian affair, top seed Pramod Bhagat defeated Manoj Sarkar in the Group Play Stage – Group A.

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Bhagat defeated Sarkar 21-10, 21-23, 21-9. The entire match lasted for 56 minutes. The top seed Bhagat dominated the first game and he managed to win it comprehensively.

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India at Tokyo Paralympics: However, the second game went back and forth and it was Sarkar who managed to win, sending the match into the third and deciding game

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