Know All About India’s Para Badminton Player Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, Bio, Family, Career Achievements and More

Know all about India's ace para badminton player, Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj's bio, career achievements, family and more.

Suhas Yathiraj
Suhas Yathiraj

As the Tokyo Paralympics are underway, India has sent its largest ever contingent of athletes in the hopes of having its most successful Paralympics yet. Para Badminton will be making its debut at the Paralympics this year, and India’s squad of 7 para shuttlers will be looking to finish on the podium. Among these is Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, who will be competing in the men’s singles category.

Yathiraj is currently ranked world no.3 in the world, and will be representing India in the men’s singles SL4 in para badminton. Know all about Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj’s bio, family, career achievements and more.

Who are Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj’s Parents?

Suhas Yathiraj- India's ace para badminton player
Suhas Yathiraj- India’s ace para badminton player

Yathiraj was born in Hassan, Karnataka on 2nd July 1983. He currently resides in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.

The 38-year-old Suhas has an impairment in his ankle, but has never viewed it as a disadvantage. He gives credit to his parents, Yathiraj L K(late) and Jayashree C S for pushing him to be successful and reach where he is today. He also has a sibling Sharath LY. In December 2016, Suhas received Uttar Pradesh’s highest civilian honour, Yash Bharati award.

Know All About Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj’s Family and Job

Yathiraj and his family receiving an award
Yathiraj and his family receiving an award

Suhas has been working as an IAS officer since 2007, and has been working in Uttar Pradesh. Currently world no. 3, Yathiraj enjoys working as a software engineer and has worked in Bengaluru, Bangkok and Germany.

Suhas is married to Ritu Suhas, the Mrs. UP in the Mrs. India 2019 contest. She is currently a PCS officer assigned as an Additional Municipal Commissioner in Allahabad. They have a daughter Saanvi who is 5 years old, and a son Vivaan who is 2 years old.

All of Suhas Yathiraj’s Achievements over the Years

Suhas Yahtiraj
Suhas Yahtiraj

Yathiraj took his first international medal in 2016 at the Asian Championships, stunning the world and taking home the gold medal in men’s singles. He took home two gold medals at the 2017 Turkish Open BWF Para Badminton Championships in 2017 in the men’s singles and men’s doubles category.

In the same year he also took home a silver and a bronze medal at the Japan Open in the men’s singles and men’s doubles category respectively. Suhas also took home a silver medal at the 2018 Turkish Open Para Badminton Championships in Men’s singles.

2019 saw Yathiraj pick up an impressive 10 medals at Open Para World Championships, including 1 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze. He picked up the sole gold medal at the 2019 BWF Turkish Open Para Badminton World Championships.

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