Badminton

Sukant Kadam, Manasi Joshi strike gold for India at Spanish Para-Badminton International

Kadam and Joshi came up tops in the singles category, while the latter also bagged a silver and bronze in the women’s doubles and mixed doubles events.

India’s Sukant Kadam and Manasi Joshi produced impressive campaigns to win gold in the singles event at the 2018 VII Spanish Para-Badminton International in Alcudia (Mallorca).

Kadam won all six of his matches including a 21-16, 21-16 win over Korea’s Kyung Hwan Shin in the final of the men’s singles SL4 category.

Joshi, meanwhile, won a total of three medals - one of each colour. She won all her matches in the women’s singles SL3 category to finish on top of the podium.

Joshi also won silver in the SL3-SU5 Women’s doubles category with Japan’s Mamiko Toyoda and bronze in the SL3-SU5 mixed doubles category with Ilker Tuzcu of Turkey.

Earlier, Umesh Vikram Kumar had won two bronze medals - in the Men’s Singles in SL3 category and a Men’s doubles medal in SL3-SL4 event with partner Chawarat Kitichokwattana of Thailand.

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