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IAS officer Suhas wins silver medal at Tokyo Paralympics

By IndianMandarins- 05 Sep 2021


NOIDA (06.09.2021): Gautam Buddha Nagar DM Suhas L Yathiraj (IAS:2007:UP) has scripted history by winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics, 2021 losing only to top seed and world champion Lucas Mazur of France 21-15, 21-15-21 in the men's singles SL4 category.

Suhas, currently ranked No 3 in the SL4 category, had beaten Indonesia's Fredy Setiawan in straight games in the semi-final to assure India another medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. Yathiraj has won India its third medal at the Tokyo Paralympics badminton event.

He has been at the forefront of COVID-19 management in Gautam Buddha Nagar district. His wife Ritu Suhas who is a PCS officer and posted in Ghaziabad informed that he managed his game and administrative duties wonderfully well over the last 6 years. Suhas found ways to keep his training going even as he led the Covid-19 management initiatives. The 38-year-old had said he found two hours time after work to practice badminton on a daily basis in the lead up to his maiden Paralympics appearance.

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