INDIA AT PARALYMPICS, DAY 9 REPORT.

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SHOOTING, P3 MIXED 25M PISTOL SH1 QUALIFICATION PRECISION : Rahul Jakhar and Akash finish 13th and 20th respectively. Rahul Jakhar was positioned 13th with a total of 284 and Akash was positioned 20th with a total of 278, Akash had a poor second series where he shot 89. They next feature in rapid round and if finish in top 8 they go through to the final medal event.

Rahul Jakhar (left) finsihed 13th and Akash finsihed 20th in precision round.

SHOOTING, P3 MIXED 25M PISTOL SH1 QUALIFICATION RAPID : Akash and Rahul Jakhar finished 2nd and 20th respectively. Rahul Jakhar started with a good 95 and an improved 98 in second series saw him ranked 4th and with an improved 99 in his 3rd series and a total of 292 he finsihed 2nd with a total of 576 (Precision + Rapid) and had made his way through to the finals. Akash finished 20th with a total of 273 points and a total of 551 (Precision + Rapid), end of road for Akash as he doesn’t advance for the final.

SHOOTING, P3 MIXED 25M PISTOL SH1, FINAL : Rahul Jakhar finsihed 5th and was eliminated after 12 successful shots. After the first series of 5 shots Rahul was positioned 3rd with 2 successful shots. 1 successful shot in series 2 and in series 3 he had moved down to 5th position with 4 successful shots. Not a podium finish and India’s medal count remains stationed at 10.

BADMINTON, WOMEN’S DOUBLES SL3-SU5, GROUP B – MATCH 1 : Indian duo of Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar lose 0-2 to world ranked 2 team of Hefang Cheng and Ma Huihui of China. The Chinese duo bagged the opening set comfortably with a margin on 21-7 and continued their momentum in the second set and bagged the second more comfortably with a margin of 21-5 handing India a defeat in straight sets.

Palak Kohli (left) and Parul Parmar lost 0-2 to Chinese duo.

BADMINTON, MEN’S SINGLES SL4, GROUP A – MATCH 1 : Indian shuttler Suhas Yathiraj defeats Germany’s Jan Niklas Pott 2-0. Subhas Yathiraj bagged the opening set with a margin of 21-9 and carried the same momentum in the second set and bagged the second with a much comfortable margin of 21-3. Straight sets wins for Subhas Yathiraj as he begins his Paralympics campaign on a winning note.

Suhas Yathiraj begins his Paralympics campaign on a winning note.

BADMINTON, MEN’S SINGLES SL4, GROUP B – MATCH 1 : Tarun Dhillon defeats Thailand’s Siripong Teamarrom 2-0 and begins his Paralympics campaign with a win. Tarun Dhillon bagged the opening set comfortably with a margin of 21-7, Siripong put up a good fight in second set and had a good early lead but Tarun made a strong comeback and bagged the set 21-13 to hand Siripong a defeat in straight sets.

Tarun Dhillon with a fantastic comeback in second set won his opening game 2-0.

CANOE SPRINT, WOMEN’S 200M VL2 – HEAT 1 : Prachi Yadav, first Indian to participate in canoeing at Paralympics has made her way through to the semi-final on debut. Prachi competing in Heat 1 finished 4th with a timing of 1:11.098, she’ll be in action tomorrow for her semi-final event, good debut for India in canoeing, credits Prachi Yadav.

First Indian to participate in canoeing, Prachi Yadav has made her way through to the semi’s.

TAEKWONDO, WOMEN’S K44 – 49 KG, ROUND OF 16 : 21 Y/O Aruna Tanwar was up against 53 Y/O Danijela Jovanovic. A body kick from Aruna to get things underway, leads the opening round 8-4. Another good display by the young 21 Y/O as she bagged the second round 6-3, was a closely contested round as Danijela put up a great show but at the end wasn’t enough. After bagging 2 rounds Aruna carried the same momentum into the final round 3 and with sheer dominance bagged the final round 3 with a margin of 15-2, the body kicks doing the job. Aruna bags the match with a 29-9 margin and was through to the quarter-final.

Aruna with a 29-9 win advanced to the quarter-final but loses to Peru’s Leonor before injury ruled her out of the event.

TAEKWONDO, WOMEN’S K44 – 49 KG, QUARTER-FINAL : Aruna was up against Peru’s Leonor Carranza. Leonor had the early lead with 13 body kicks gaining 26 points and Aruna just had a couple to end round 1. Same story unfolds in round two where Leonor strengthen her lead, wins the 2nd round with a margin of 30-10. Third round, Leonor continued to trouble Aruna with kicks and there was a very little that Aruna could do, ends round 3 with a margin of 9-28. Aruna gathered 21 points to end her quarter-final, Leonor gathered a total of 84 points in her outing. Aruna will now have a chance through repechage.

UPDATE : Aruna was taken for fracture scans, a hair line fracture was suspected. The medical team further handled, an unfortunate end to the Indian’s Paralympics campaign.

BADMINTON, WOMEN’S SINGLE SL4, GROUP D – MATCH 1 : Parul Parmar lost her opening match 0-2 to China’s Cheng He Fang. Parul Parmar put up a good fight in set 1 but at the end Cheng extended her healthy lead and comfortably bagged the set 21-7. Cheng with the momentum didn’t throw any easy to Parul in set 2 and with ease bagged the set 21-2. Straight set wins for Cheng, a comprehensive win.

Parul Parmar lost her opening game of singles in straight sets to China’s Cheng He Fang.

BADMINTON, MEN’S SINGLES SH6, GROUP B, MATCH 1 : Krishna Nagar was up against Malaysian Didin Taresoh. First set, Krishna had a comfortable lead early on but the Malaysian did well and cut down his trail and levelled the scores at 20 but Krishna held his nerve and managed the point, 22-20 win in the first set for Krishna. Second set, again was a close start but Krishna pulled complete momentum and bagged the set with a margin of 21-10. A 2-0 win for Krishna to begin his Paralympics campaign.

Krishna Nagar bagged a 2-0 win in his opening game against Malaysian Didin.

BADMINTON, WOMEN’S SINGLES SU5, GROUP A, MATCH 2 : Palak Kohli was up against Turkey’s Zehra Baglar. Opening set saw a close start but Palak did well to extend her lead, fantastic play by Palak as she bagged the first set 21-12. Baglar put up a great fight to begin the second set but wasn’t too long before Palak bounced back and took the lead in her favour, Baglar did manage points but couldn’t put Palak under pressure with a big lead as Palak kept closing the trial and managed a lead. Dying minutes of play, Palak bagged the lead and the set with a 21-18 margin. With two set wins Palak hands Zehra Baglar a major upset.

Palak Kohli displays her A game as she wins her 2nd singles game 2-0.

BADMINTON, MEN’S SINGLES SL3, GROUP A – MATCH 2 : Pramod Bhagat bags a win in his second outing, defeats Chyrkov Oleksandr of Ukraine 2-0. Pramod with the early lead does well to extend it giving himself some comfort before Chyrkov put up a mini comeback but at the end it remained Pramod who comfortably bagged the opening set 21-12. Second set, Pramod again had a good early lead, Chyrkov decreased his trail but the bounce back was too late as Pramod pulled momentum back and bagged the set 21-9. Two straight set and match wins for Pramod Bhagat.

Pramod Bhagat defeats Ukrainian Chyrkov Oleksandr 2-0 in his 2nd singles game.

BADMINTON, WOMEN’S SINGLES SL4, GROUP D – MATCH 2 : Parul Parmar lost her 2nd singles game to Germany’s Katrin Seibert. The opening set went back and forth and was a good neck to neck fight, it was Katrin at the end who held her nerve to score the winning point, bagged the set with a close margin of 23-21. Second set, Parul had a decent lead early on that she failed to keep in her favour, Katrin with a good comeback was inching close to her winning point but Parul Parmar made a strong return and went on to win the second set 21-19. Decider, Katrin was all pumped up and had the lead early on, and again Parul with a comeback this time does inch close to the lead but Katrin changed gears and bagged the set 21-15 and the match 2-1.

Veteran Parul Parmar lost her 2nd singles games in a decider.

MEN’S SHOT PUT F35 FINAL : Arvind Malik finished 7th in the rankings, started his outing with a throw of 10.52 and an improved 2nd attempt as he covered a distance of 12.41 and the third attempt was a foul throw. Fourth attempt see’s a throw of 11.87, a foul throw on the fifth and the best remains for the last as he finishes with a 13.48. Was a medal event but no podium finish and the medal count remains stationed at 10.

Arvind Malik finsihed 7th in rankings with a best throw of 13.48 in the final attempt.

That was it on India’s schedule for the day, a lot more action coming tomorrow. Stay tuned !

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