India at Tokyo Paralympics: Shuttlers Tarun Dhillon, Manoj Sarkar sail into semis

India at Tokyo Paralympics: Shuttlers Tarun Dhillon, Manoj Sarkar sail into semis
India at Tokyo Paralympics: Shuttlers Tarun Dhillon, Manoj Sarkar sail into semis

India at Tokyo Paralympics: Indian shuttlers Tarun Dhillon and Manoj Sarkar on Friday advanced into the semi-finals of the Tokyo Paralympics.

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Dhillon (SL4 Group match) beat Shin Kyung Hwan of Korea 21-18, 15-21, 21-17 while Manoj (SL3 Group match) defeated Ukraine’s Oleksandr Chyrkov in straight sets to reach the semi-finals. Earlier in the day, Noida District Magistrate and para-badminton player Suhas L Yathiraj defeated Susanto Hary of Indonesia in his men’s singles SL4 – Group A second match.

Suhas, who has become the first civil servant from the country to represent India in the Tokyo Paralympics, completed the win 21-6, 21-12 in just 19 minutes.

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On Thursday, shuttler Pramod Bhagat stormed into the semi-finals of the men’s singles SL3 after defeating Chyrkov Oleksandr of Ukraine.

India at Tokyo Paralympics: Bhagat set the tone early in the game and defeated Oleksandr in two straight sets to seal the match in 26 minutes.

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