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Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar nominated for BWF Player of the Year Awards 2020-21

Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar nominated for the BWF Awards 2020-21 (Pic Credit: Respective twitter Rhandles)
Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar nominated for the BWF Awards 2020-21 (Pic Credit: Respective twitter Rhandles)
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Reigning world champion and Paralympic gold medallist Pramod Bhagat has been nominated in two different categories for the BWF Player of the Year Awards 2020-21.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday announced the names of the shuttlers nominated for the BWF Player of the Year Awards 2020-21. As many as 39 shuttlers have been nominated across eight categories for the awards.

Para-shuttler and reigning world champion Pramod Bhagat clinched a historic gold medal in the men's singles SL3 category at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics. World number one Bhagat overwhelmed Great Britain's Daniel Bethell in the summit clash. He defeated Bethell 21-14, 21-17 in the final.

Overall, Indian shuttlers had a phenomenal outing at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics and collected two golds, one silver and one bronze medal at the colossal event.

Moments that matters. It is a very proud moment for me to be nominated by @bwfmedia for the Player and Pair of the year. I would also like to congratulate all the other athletes who are nominated.#BWFAwards #ParaBadminton https://t.co/R41jp7mGCl

Pramod Bhagat nominated in two categories for the BWF Player of the Year Award

India's para-badminton shuttler Pramod Bhagat has been nominated for the Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year category.

Bhagat has always let his achievements do the talking. He has 45 international medals, including four world championship gold medals to his name, and added a Paralympic gold medal to his already resplendent career. Bhagat has bagged a gold and bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games as well.

He has also been nominated for the Para-Badminton Pair of the Year category. Bhagat, alongside Paralympic bronze medallist Manoj Sarkar, has been chosen for the category.

Heartiest congratulations to the brilliant men’s singles SL3 medallists. 🥇🇮🇳🥈🇬🇧🥉🇮🇳#RaiseARacket 🏸 for all of them.#Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaBadminton #WeThe15📸 Craig Burgess https://t.co/ICJkI9NNGi

Manoj Sarkar went on to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympics after defeating Japan's Daisuke Fujihara 22-20, 21-14 in the men's singles SL3 classification match.

33-year-old Bhagat was nominated for the Male Para Badminton Player of the Year Award apace with five other para athletes. The list includes Cheah Liek You, Daiki Kajiwara, Kim Jungjun, Lucas Mazur and Qu Zimo.

4th National championship in Odisha. I am so excited to play in front of home crowd. Thanks @sports_odisha for assuring full support.@ParalympicIndia @Naveen_Odisha @DeepaAthlete twitter.com/paralympic_od/…

Pramod Bhagat will next be in action at the 4th National Para Badminton Championship-2020. The event is slated to be held from December 24-26, 2021 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.


Also read: 2021 Paralympics: Indian duo Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli loses to Fujihara Daisuke and Sugino Akiko of Japan in bronze medal contest


Edited by Anantaajith Ra

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