Indian tennis duo Prithvi Sekhar and Dhananjay Dubey won silver medals in the men’s tennis singles at the 2021 Deaflympics, which takes place in Brazil on Friday. The performance that won the silver medal brought the Indian medal balance in the competition for a total of 11 medals, of which six are gold, three bronze and one silver. In pursuit of the gold medal, Dhananjay and Prithvi faced a 7-6 (5), 6-2 defeat against the French pair Mikael Alix Laurent and Vincent Novelli in a clash at the top and had to settle for a silver medal.
What has been said so far?
The Indian duo won a place in the finals after beating Argentines Mateo Jesus and Nicolas Gustavo Lahitte. Meanwhile, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) used its official Twitter on Friday to celebrate the mega performance of Prithvi and Dhananjaya. “Big applause for our tennis duo Silver medalists from the men’s doubles in Brazil # Deaflympics2021 Prithvi Sekhar & Dhananjay Dubey. Send them your wishes with #JeetKaJazba in the comments below, “SAI Media wrote on Twitter.
At the same time, the Indian Ministry of Youth and Sports took the official Koo and said: “SILVER for INDIA at # Deaflympics2021 Great performance by Dhananjay Dubey & Prithvi Sekhar in the men’s tennis doubles category. Congratulations, boys! “
India’s medal record at the 2021 Deaflympics was opened by Dhanush Srikanth and Shourya Saini won a gold and bronze medal in the men’s 10m air rifle race. The Indian badminton team won a gold medal in the mixed team badminton, while Vedika Sharma won a bronze medal in the women’s 10m air pistol discipline. At the same time, Dhanush Srikanth and Priyesha Deshmukh won gold in the mixed team races in the 10m air rifle.
Jerlin, Abhinav and Diksha are among the gold medal winners
Shuttler Jerlin Jayaratchagan won fifth gold for India by winning the women’s badminton singles final, while Abhinav Sharma returned with a bronze medal in the men’s badminton. Diksha Dagar then won a gold medal in women’s golf, while Jerlin and Abhinav won a gold medal on Thursday in a mixed doubles match.
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