DUBAI: World no 1 Pramod Bhagat and world no 5 Sukant Kadam sailed into the semifinals of the Dubai para-badminton tournament after winning their respective matches.
In the SL3 category, Bhagat showed why he is the top ranked in the world with a strong performance against Indonesian Ukun Rukaendi, taking 44 minutes to emerge 21-16, 21-13 winner.
In the SL3 category, participants usually have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking/running balance.
Bhagat will play Muhammad Huzairi Abdul Malek of Malaysia in the semifinals.
Bhagat has partnered Manoj Sarkar (SL4) in the men’s doubles and will play against Mohammad Arwaz Ansari and Deep Ranjan Bisoyee in the semifinals.
In the SL4 category, players have impairment in one or both lower limbs and minimal impairment in walking/running balance, but better compared to SL3.
He is also in the mixed doubles quarterfinals alongside Palak Kohli.