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Pramod shines in Turkish para badminton
Sportslogon Team March 30th 2019

Bhubaneswar : Soon after the Sports Authority Of India’s mission Olympic cell has included Odisha’s ace shuttler Pramod Bhagat the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) in this month for Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Pramod bagged a gold in the men’s singles SL3 section and a bronze medal in the Doubles event of the 5th Turkish Para-Badminton International ENESCUP 2019 at Limak Limar Sports Hall at Turkey on Saturday.

Pramod edged out Daisuke Fujihara of Japan by 21-19.21-17 to captured the singles title. Pramod partnering Manoj Sarkar won the bronze medal in the doubles event.

Altogether 291 participants from across the globe were participated in the singles , doubles and mix doubles events.

To get entry into the Paralympics 2020 the players has to win seven out of 12 international tournaments to be held in the year 2019.

Pramod is the first Odisha’s athletes named in the TOPS.His name was finalised after reviewing his last three years performance in the paralympic games, world championships and various international events.

Recently he bagged a gold and a bronze medal in the singles and doubles event respectively in the Asian Para Games 2018 at Jakarta.

Pramod also won gold and silver medals in the SL3 category singles and doubles evnents respectively in the IWAS World Games 2019 and also in the Australia Para Badminton International 2018.

He claimed a bronze medal each in the singles event of the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2017 and Asian Para Badminton Championships 2016.

He had won number of international medals in the Thailand Para Badminton 2018, 4th Turkey Para Badminton 2018, Fazza Dubai Para Badminton 2018, Thailand Para Badminton 2017 and 3rd Indonesia Para Badminton 2016.

Apart from the international medals he also won various national tournament in both singles and doubles events in the last three years. .
This news was added and updated on : March 30th 2019
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