What a day for India. Two gold medals, one silver and one bronze! Shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana finished 1-2 in P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH 1 event, then Pramod Bhagat defeated Daniel Bethell of Great Britain 21-14, 21-17 to win the gold medal in Men's Singles SL 3 badminton final. Manoj Sarkar made it two from the badminton court as he defeated Daisuke Fujihara of Japan 22-21, 20-13 in the bronze medal play-off. India now have 17 medals (four gold, seven silver and six bronze). Catch Saturday highlights of India's campaign at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 here.
4:50 PM IST: Men's Javelin Throw - F41 Final
Sad end to Navdeep's campaign. He faulted the final attempt. With a best throw of 40.80m, the fourth is the best finish he can expect.
With that India's day ends.
4:40 PM IST: Men's Javelin Throw - F41 Final
Navdeep finally touches 40m-mark with a 40.80 throw in his fourth attempt, then faults in the next. Still fourth, behind Iraq's Wildan Nukhailawi (best throw 41.39).
4:23 PM IST: India stands 25th in the medal tally, as of now, with four gold, seven silver and six bronze medals.
4:19 PM IST: Men's Singles SL 3 Bronze Medal Play-off
Manoj Sarkar defeated Daisuke Fujihara of Japan 22-21, 20-13 to win bronze medal in men's singles badminton.
4:10 PM IST: Men's Singles SL 3 Gold Medal
Pramod Bhagat beats Daniel Bethell of Britain 21-14, 21-17 to win the gold medal.
4:03 PM IST: Men's Javelin Throw - F41 Final
Navdeep produces a 39.97 throw in his attempt. But he is still fourth.
3:55 PM IST: Men's Singles SL 3 Gold And Bronze Medal Matches
Both the Indian shuttlers, Pramod Bhagat vs Daniel Bethell of Britain in the gold medal match, and Manoj Sarkar vs Daisuke Fujihara of Japan, in the bronze play-off, have won their opening games.
3:50 PM IST: Men's Javelin Throw - F41 Final
Navdeep slips to fourth after the end of first attempts. He will need something extraordinary to return to the medal bracket.
3:41 PM IST: Men's Javelin Throw - F41 Final
Navdeep in action. He's leading the pack with a throw of 38.59m in the first attempt.
2:45 PM IST: STAY TUNED!!! UPCOMING !!!
Men's Singles SL 3 Gold Medal Match: Pramod Bhagat vs Daniel Bethell of Britain
Men's Singles SL 3 Bronze Medal Match: Manoj Sarkar vs Daisuke Fujihara of Japan
**** Both matches start at 3:00 PM IST ***
12:30 PM IST: Badminton - Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5: Indian mixed doubles pair of Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli loses semifinal of SL3-SU5 class badminton event, to play for bronze in Paralympics.
11:35 AM IST: Badminton - Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5: UPCOMING !!! Pramod Bhagat- Palak Kohli will take on Susanto Hary and Oktila Ratri Leani of Indonesia
11: 00 AM IST: Here's the summary of all the India action this morning:
~ The day started with Pramod Bhagat entering Men’s singles SL 3 badminton final to assure India a medal, while fellow Indian in same category Manoj Sarkar will fight for bronze. Both matches at 3:00 PM IST.
~ Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana gave India a gold and a silver in 50m pistol SH1 event.
~ Noida’s IAS officer Suhas Yathiraj made it to Men’s Singles SL4 final assuring India another medal, while fellow Indian Tarun lost his semifinals and will now play for bronze medal. Both matches are scheduled tomorrow.
~ Badminton Men's Singles SH6 Semifinals Krishan Nagar beat Krysten Coombs to assure India another medal. The final will be played tomorrow.
10:40 AM IST: Badminton Men's Singles SH6 Semifinals: Krishna Nagar assures India of another medal in badminton. Nagar entered final and is assured of at least a silver. Nagar defeated Krysten Coombs of Britain 2-0 (21-10, 21-11)
Krishna Nagar booked berth in the final of Men's singles SH6. Photo: Twitter
10:15 AM IST: Badminton Men's Singles SH6 Semifinals: Krishna Nagar faces Krysten Coombs of Britain
9:50 AM IST: Mixed 50m Pistol SH 1 Final winning moment at the podium:
9:15 AM IST: P4- Mixed 50m Pistol SH 1 final: India's Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana have won gold and silver in the event. Manish shot 218.2 to clinch gold, while for Adhana it was silver with an effort of 216.7. For Adhana it will be his second medal
8:55 AM IST: Badminton: Men's Singles SL 4 Semifinals: Lucas Mazur of France beat India's Tarun 2-1 (21-16, 16-21, 21-18). Tarun will now face Setiawan Fredy of Indonesia for bronze medal. Lucas Mazur has set up final clash with India's Suhas Yathiraj.
8:45 AM IST: Men's Singles SL 4 Semifinals: IAS officer Suhas L Yathiraj enters final beats Setiawan Fredy of Indonesia 2-0 (21-9, 21-15)
8:13 AM IST: Badminton- Men's Singles Singles SL4 Semifinals: Suhas Yathiraj vs Setiawan Fredy and Tarun vs Lucas Mazur in progress
7:44 AM IST: Men's Singles SL 3 - Semifinals: Manoj Sarkar lost to Daniel Bethell of Britain 0-2 (8-21, 10-21). Sarkar's bronze medal match and Bhagat's gold medal match will be played at 3:00 PM IST
7:31 AM IST: P4- Mixed 50m Pistol SH 1 Qualifictaion: India's Singhraj Adhana and Manish Narwal have qualified for the final in 4th and 7th place. Adhana shot 536, while Narwal shot 533 in qualification. The final is slated to start at 8:45 AM IST.
7:07 AM IST: Badminton: Men's Singles SL 3 Semifinals: India's Pramod Bhagat defeated Daisuke Fujihara of Japan 2-0 (21-11, 21-16) to confirm another medal for India. Bhagat will now at least return with a silver medal.
Out of the seven shuttlers representing India at the Tokyo Paralympics, six are in semifinals. Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Sarkar have a chance to win a medal in the SL3 category on Saturday while the rest can assure either guarantee them a silver or a spot in the bronze medal match. Among the semifinalists is IAS officer Suhas L Yathiraj. He has been in solid form in the SL4 group matches.
Bhagat will be in the semifinals of the mixed doubles in SL3 category. He is partnering Palak Kohli. The others in semifinals are Tarun Dhillon (SL4) and Krishna Nagar (SL6).
India's aspiration at the Asaka shooting range will continue on Saturday. The penultimate day of the Games will see Paralympic champions crowned in the P4 - mixed 50m pistol SH1 and the R9 - mixed 50m rifle prone SH2.
India will rest their hopes on promising Manish Narwal, who holds the world record in P4 event which he set at the Al Ain 2021 World Cup months ahead of the Games. Bronze medallist in P1 event, Singhraj Adhana will also be in action in the category.
Tokyo has been special for India's javelin throwers. After Neeraj Chopra won India's first gold medal in athletics at Tokyo 2020, Sumit Antil broke three records to win gold at the Paralympics. Navdeep will be in action on Saturday in F41 category, a section for athletes with short stature. India have won three javelin medals at the Para Games in Tokyo.