Krishna Nagar – A Quest To Defend The Gold

Krishna Nagar in action at the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou. Pic credits ( Rohan Chowdhury)

Tokyo Paralympics gold medalist, Krishna Nagar, will be hoping to defend his crown in Paris. Hailing from Rajasthan, the 25-year-old para badminton player takes part in the men’s singles SS5 events.

In the 2018 Para Asian Games held in Indonesia, Nagar secured a bronze medal in the singles competition. Subsequently, in the 2019 Para Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, he earned a silver medal in the men’s doubles event, partnering with fellow Indian player Raja Magotra, and also claimed a bronze in the singles event.

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In Tokyo, Nagar made history by clinching the gold medal in the SH6 category, defeating Chu Man Kai of Hong Kong in the final. It made him the first Indian gold medalist in Para badminton SH6 category at the Paralympic Games.

In the Hangzhou Asian Para Games, Nagar clinched two medals, a bronze in the men’s doubles category and a silver in the men’s singles category. A weak third set in the in the singles final made Nagar settle for a silver. “I have to do some homework on the mistakes I have committed here. I will work on those and come back stronger,” said Nagar, exclusively to RevSportz in Hangzhou.

Apart from badminton, he follows cricket and is inspired by the legends of the game. “I’m hugely inspired by Virat Kohli’s aggression, MS Dhoni’s calmness and Sachin Tendulkar’s talent,” he had said in an exclusive conversation with this correspondent.

With an aim to defend his Paralympics gold medal, Krishna Nagar will be a part of the Trailblazers Conclave 2.0 to share his insights into the preparations.

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