Pramod Bhagat
Bhagat in 2020
Personal information
Country India
Born (1988-06-04) 4 June 1988 (age 35)
Hajipur, Vaishali, Bihar, India.[1][2]
ResidenceBhubaneswar, Odisha
Years active2006–present
HandednessLeft
Men's singles SL3
Men's doubles SL3–SL4
Mixed doubles SL3–SU5
Highest ranking1 (MS 1 January 2019)
1 (MD with Manoj Sarkar 3 October 2019)
6 (XD with Palak Kohli 25 April 2022)
Current ranking2 (MS)
2 (MD with Manoj Sarkar)
11 (XD with Palak Kohli) (8 November 2022)
Medal record
Men's para-badminton
Representing  India
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo Men's singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Dortmund Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Stoke Mandeville Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2019 Basel Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2019 Basel Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2022 Tokyo Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Stoke Mandeville Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2022 Tokyo Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Ulsan Men's singles
IWAS World Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Sharjah Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2019 Sharjah Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Sharjah Men's doubles
Asian Para Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2022 Hangzhou Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Jakarta Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Incheon Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Hangzhou Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Hangzhou Mixed doubles
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Beijing Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Beijing Men's doubles
BWF profile

Pramod Bhagat (born 4 June 1988) is an Indian professional Para-badminton player from Vaishali district, Bihar.[3][4][5][6][7] He is currently ranked world number 2 in para-badminton men's singles SL3,[8] and won a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Men's singles SL3.[9][5][10]

Early life

Pramod was born on 4 June 1988 in Hajipur, Vaishali district, Bihar.[11][3][12][10] He is one of six brothers and sisters. When he was five years old he developed polio, leading to a disability affecting his left leg. At the age of 13, he went to watch a badminton match and was fascinated with the game. For the next 2 years, he was deeply engulfed in the game with footwork, fitness, and fixture of the game. Pramod played his first tournament against normal category players when he was 15 years old. He was encouraged by spectators, which motivated him to move ahead in his badminton career.[13]

Achievements

Paralympic Games

Men's singles SL3

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2020 Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan United Kingdom Daniel Bethell 21–14, 21–17 Gold

World Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stoke Mandeville, England Vietnam Phạm Đức Trung 16–21, 21–3, 21–16 Gold Gold
2017 Dongchun Gymnasium, Ulsan, South Korea Indonesia Ukun Rukaendi 15–21, 20–22 Bronze Bronze
2019 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland England Daniel Bethell 6–21, 21–14, 21–5 Gold Gold
2022 Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan India Kumar Nitesh 21–19, 21–19 Gold Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Helmut-Körnig-Halle,
Dortmund, Germany
India Manoj Sarkar Japan Taku Hiroi
Japan Toshiaki Suenaga
21–15, 10–21, 21–18 Gold Gold
2015 Stoke Mandeville Stadium,
Stoke Mandeville, England
India Tarun Dhillon India Anand Kumar Boregowda
India Manoj Sarkar
21–7, 14–21, 6–21 Silver Silver
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
India Manoj Sarkar India Kumar Nitesh
India Tarun Dhillon
14–21, 21–15, 21–16 Gold Gold
2022 Yoyogi National Gymnasium,
Tokyo, Japan
India Manoj Sarkar Indonesia Hikmat Ramdani
Indonesia Ukun Rukaendi
21–14, 18–21, 13–21 Silver Silver

IWAS World Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019[a] American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates India Sharad Chandra Joshi 21–19, 20–22, 21–8 Gold Gold
United Arab Emirates Sultan Al Halyan Walkover
Thailand Mongkhon Bunsun 21–18, 21–15

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019[b] American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates India Sukant Kadam Thailand Pricha Somsiri
Thailand Chok-Uthaikul Watcharaphon
14–21, 13–21 Silver Silver
Thailand Mongkhon Bunsun
Iraq Ramel Syawesh
21–13, 21–5
India Sharad Chandra Joshi
Thailand Thaweesap Nattaphon
21–13, 21–4
United Arab Emirates Sultan Al Halyan
Yemen Saleh Mohammed Ali
Walkover

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019[c] American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates India Parul Parmar India Sharad Chandra Joshi
Bahrain Zainab Ali Yusuf
21–7, 21–5 Gold Gold
Pakistan Zeeshan Gohar
Iraq Ramel Syawesh
21–8, 21–8
United Arab Emirates Sultan Al Halyan
United Arab Emirates Meera Abouhatab
Walkover
Thailand Mongkhon Bunsun
Thailand Miss Samownkorn Photisuppaiboon
21–4, 21–13

Asian Para Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea India Manoj Sarkar 16–21, 21–19, 18–21 Bronze Bronze
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Ukun Rukaendi 21–18, 22–20 Gold Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia India Manoj Sarkar Indonesia Dwiyoko
Indonesia Fredy Setiawan
13–21, 18–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2016 China Administration of Sport for Persons with Disabilities, Beijing, China India Manoj Sarkar 10–21, 18–21 Bronze Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 China Administration of Sport for Persons with Disabilities,
Beijing, China
India Sukant Kadam Malaysia Muhammad Huzairi Abdul Malek
Malaysia Bakri Omar
21–18, 11–21, 16–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF Para Badminton World Circuit (9 titles, 7 runners-up)

The BWF Para Badminton World Circuit – Grade 2, Level 1, 2 and 3 tournaments has been sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation from 2022.[14][15]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2022 Spanish Para Badminton International II Level 2 India Kumar Nitesh 17–21, 21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Spanish Para Badminton International I Level 1 England Daniel Bethell 9–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Bahrain Para Badminton International Level 2 England Daniel Bethell Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Dubai Para Badminton International Level 2 India Kumar Nitesh 19–21, 21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Canada Para Badminton International Level 1 England Daniel Bethell 14–21, 21–9, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 4 Nations Para Badminton International Level 1 England Daniel Bethell 17–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Thailand Para Badminton International Level 1 England Daniel Bethell 13–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Spanish Para Badminton International II Level 2 England Daniel Bethell 18–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Spanish Para Badminton International I Level 1 England Daniel Bethell 6–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Brazil Para Badminton International Level 2 India Kumar Nitesh 12–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 Spanish Para Badminton International II Level 2 India Manoj Sarkar India Sukant Kadam
India Kumar Nitesh
21–19, 11–21, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Thailand Para Badminton International Level 1 India Sukant Kadam Indonesia Dwiyoko
Indonesia Fredy Setiawan
21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Spanish Para Badminton International II Level 2 India Sukant Kadam India Kumar Nitesh
India Tarun Dhillon
22–20, 12–21, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Brazil Para Badminton International Level 2 India Sukant Kadam South Korea Joo Dong-jae
South Korea Shin Kyung-hwan
22–20, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 Spanish Para Badminton International II Level 2 India Palak Kohli India Ruthick Ragupathi
India Manasi Girishchandra Joshi
14–21, 21–11, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Bahrain Para Badminton International Level 2 India Manisha Ramdass Thailand Siripong Teamarrom
Thailand Nipada Saensupa
21–14, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

International Tournaments (18 titles, 10 runners-up)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Indonesia Para Badminton International Indonesia Ukun Rukaendi 21–15, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Thailand Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar 20–22, 21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Dubai Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar 3–6 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Thailand Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar 21–18, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Australia Para Badminton International Indonesia Ukun Rukaendi 21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Turkish Para Badminton International Japan Daisuke Fujihara 21–19, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Dubai Para Badminton International England Daniel Bethell 15–21, 21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Uganda Para Badminton International India Umesh Vikram Kumar 24–22, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Irish Para Badminton International England Daniel Bethell 21–17, 17–21, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Thailand Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar 9–11 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 China Para Badminton International England Daniel Bethell 19–21, 21–13, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Japan Para Badminton International England Daniel Bethell 16–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Brazil Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar 22–20, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Peru Para Badminton International India Kumar Nitesh 21–18, 15–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Dubai Para Badminton International India Kumar Nitesh 21–17, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Uganda Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar 19–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Thailand Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar Indonesia Fredy Setiawan
Japan Daisuke Fujihara
20–22, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Australia Para Badminton International India Sukant Kadam Indonesia Dwiyoko
Indonesia Fredy Setiawan
23–25, 24–22, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Uganda Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar France Guillaume Gailly
France Mathieu Thomas
21–13, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Canada Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar Indonesia Dwiyoko
Indonesia Fredy Setiawan
19–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Irish Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar India Kumar Nitesh
India Tarun Dhillon
13–21, 21–18, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Thailand Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar Thailand Mongkhon Bunsun
Thailand Siripong Teamarrom
16–21, 21–8, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 China Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar India Umesh Vikram Kumar
India Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj
18–21, 21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Brazil Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar China Chen Xiaoyu
China Gao Yuyang
21–11, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Peru Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar France Guillaume Gailly
France Mathieu Thomas
21–19, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Dubai Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar India Sukant Kadam
India Kumar Nitesh
21–18, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Uganda Para Badminton International India Manoj Sarkar India Mohammad Arwaz Ansari
India Deep Ranjan Bisoyee
21–10, 20–22, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 Uganda Para Badminton International India Palak Kohli India Ruthick Ragupathi
India Manasi Girishchandra Joshi
19–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Medals

International medals

Year Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal Total
2013 1 1
2014 1 1
2015 1 1 2
2016 1 3 4
2017 1 1 1 3
2018 3 2 4 9
2019 12 5 4 21
2020 4 4
2021 1 1
Total 24 9 13 46
* Statistics were last updated on 24 March 2020.[16]

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Tokyo Paralympics: Polio-stricken Pramod Bhagat picked badminton to live his dream | Tokyo Paralympics News - Times of India". The Times of India. 5 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Gold medallist Pramod Bhagat once had no money to buy a badminton racket". 5 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b Nezami, Sheeza (5 September 2021). "Polio-stricken Bhagat picked badminton to live his dream". The Times of India. Pramod Bhagat, the shuttler with roots in Bihar, brought laurels to the country by winning the gold medal in the men's singles SL3 badminton event at Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday. Bhagat is a native of Hajipur in Vaishali district but now settled at Bhubaneswar in Odisha
  4. ^ "Badminton - BHAGAT Pramod - Tokyo 2020 Paralympics". Tokyo2020.org. Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
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  10. ^ a b "Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Sarkar become first Paralympic medallists from Odisha and Uttarakhand". The Bridge. 4 September 2021.
  11. ^ Sheezan Nezami (5 September 2021). "Tokyo Paralympics: Polio-stricken Pramod Bhagat picked badminton to live his dream - Tokyo Paralympics News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Tokyo Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat wins historic badminton gold". ESPN. 4 September 2021. Bhagat, born in the small town of Attabira in Odisha
  13. ^ "Would like to emulate Sindhu's feats: Para shuttler Pramod Bhagat". The Times of India. 10 August 2021.
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Notes

  1. ^ This tournament uses a round robin system.
  2. ^ This tournament uses a round robin system.
  3. ^ This tournament uses a round robin system.