With the Tokyo Paralympics under way, and the Indian Contingent already producing a historical result for the country, India’s Para Badminton players will be taking the stage to continue this momentum of success. As para badminton makes its debut at the Tokyo Paralympics, India is hopeful to pick up several medals. Among these is Manoj Sarkar, who has represented India for the last several years on the international stage.
The world no.1 in men’s SL3 singles as well as a world no. 1 ranking in the men’s SL3-SL4 doubles category, Sarkar is in top form as he makes his way to Tokyo. Know more about Manoj Sarkar’s bio, Career Achievements, family and more.
Who is Manoj Sarkar’s Doubles Partner?
Manoj Sarkar’s doubles partner is the another ace para badminton player, Pramod Bhagat. The duo has been playing together since 2013, and have a unique partnership. According to the Paralympics website, Bhagat says that both have struck a good balance in their partnership and play.
Bhagat says that he is quite calm, relaxed and controlled on the court, while Manoj is exactly opposite to him. Manoj plays aggressively and freely. While Bhagat remains calm in crucial situations, Sarkar takes control of the situation.
Know All of Manoj Sarkar’s Achievements
Manoj Sarkar won his first international medal at the 2015 BWF Para Badminton World Championships, where he won a gold medal in the men’s doubles SL3-SL4 category, as well as a bronze medal in the SL3 men’s singles category.
Sarkar took a gold medal in men’s singles at the 2016 Asian Para Badminton Championships in Beijing, as well as a bronze medal in the doubles category. The 2017 BWF Para Badminton World Championships saw Sarkar take a silver medal in the men’s singles category.
The 2018 Asian Para Games were another feather in the cap for the world no. 1, with Sarkar picking up 2 bronze medals, one in the men’s singles and the other in the men’s doubles.
Manoj’s latest medals have come from the 2019 BWF Para Badminton World Championships, where he took a gold medal with his partner Pramod Bhagat in the men’s doubles category, and a bronze in the men’s singles category.