Krishna Nagar: Ranked World No.2

Krishna Nagar is an Indian Badminton player from Rajasthan. He had been ranked world number 2 in para badminton men’s Singles SH6. He has won a Gold Medal at 2020 Summer Paralympics. He won second Para-Badminton gold for India on Sunday as he beat Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the men’s single SH6 final. He becomes the first ever SH6 gold medalist in the history of Indian Paralympics. This is India’s Nineteenth medal and the fifth gold in the event.

It was a tight contest right from the start between Nagar and Man Kai Chu. In the first game, Kai Chu headed into the mid-game interval with a slender but Nagar rose up and won first match with 21-17.

In the second game, the Hong Kong athlete built a lead and it was like Nagar’s game has gone down a bit in the first half of second game. Chu Man Kai continued with Great Spirit and came back strongly and won second match with score 21-16.

In the decider, it was Krishna Nagar’s quality that became the point of difference as he won the yellow medal.

TOKYO PARALYMPICS
EVENTSGOLDSILVERBRONZE
PARALYMPIC GAMES1
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS11
ASAIN PARA GAMES1
TOTAL112
REPRESENTING INDIA
MEN’S PARA BADMINTON

Before the decisive third game, the national para badminton coach GAURAV KHANNA had valuable advice to offer to his young athlete. “Krishna’s fitness, reach and attitude are his biggest plus. When the scores were level after the two games, the only thing I told him before he went for the deciding game was to focus on single points, to stay calm and not attack,” said Khanna.

Krishna was quick to take a 5-1 lead and entered the mid game interval with a lead of 11-7. The Hong Kong player bounced back to level the score at 14-14, before the Indian took the game at 21-17. He won all the four matches and remained unbeaten in tournament.

Krishna Nagar was born on 12 January 1999 (age 22). He is 135cm (4 ft 5 in) tall and weighs 40kg (88lb). He is taking his training from Garurav Khanna. Currently Krishna is employed as assistant conservator of forest in Rajasthan.

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