India at Tokyo Paralympics: Indian shuttlers Tarun Dhillon and Manoj Sarkar on Friday advanced into the semi-finals of the Tokyo Paralympics.
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.
It went down to the wire!🤯#IND‘s Tarun Dhillon wins 21-18, 15-21, 21-17 against #KOR‘s Shin Kyung Hwan and seals his own semi-final berth in #ParaBadminton Men’s Singles SL4💪#Tokyo2020 #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/cQMnNYyr62
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) September 3, 2021
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.
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.