Pramod Bhagat

  • Sport : Badminton (SL-3)
  • Date of Birth : 4/6/1988
  • Hometown : Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
  • Training Base : GIH Unit 1, Bhubaneshwar
  • Nature of Disability : Orthopedic Polio (left leg)

PRAMOD'S STORY

He has been affected by polio since the age of 4. His whole body was affected, and the doctor suggested an option of concentrating the effect to either his arms or his legs. His father chose the leg solely on the basis that Pramod would need his arms to eat!

Pramod started playing badminton in 2002 after watching people play in his neighborhood. He got into the competitive para circuit in 2006 after playing with able-bodied players and beating them.

His support both financially and morally was the people from his town and his family. He is a graduate with an ITI degree and is currently working in a government institution. Pramod believes that his disability is God’s gift and it has helped him achieve heights beyond his abilities. He has been tagged as a medal prospect for the 2018 Asia Para Games and 2020 Paralympics and is one of the most talented para badminton players in the world now.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Bronze medal at the BWF World Para Championship, Ulsan Korea, 2017
  • Bronze medals in the singles & doubles event at the BWF Asian Para Badminton Championship, Beijing, 2016
  • Gold medal (Doubles) & a Silver medal (singles) at the BWF Para Badminton World Championship, England, 2015

Tentative Competition Schedule till 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio (7th- 18th September)

Competition Location Date Add Event
Berlin Open - 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Berlin, Germany 13th to 17th July Add to my calendar
IPC Athletics World Grand Prix Final-2016 London, Great Britain 23rd to 24th July Add to my calendar

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