Noida District Magistrate and Parabadminton player Suhas
L Yathiraj today defeated Jan Niklas Pott of Germany 21-9, 21-13 in Men’s singles at Tokyo Paralympics. Suhas, who has become the first civil servant from the country to represent India in the Tokyo Paralympics dominated the proceedings and completed the match in 19 minutes with a straight-set victory.
Niklas Pott had no answers to Suhas’ shots. Suhas will lock horns in his second group stage match tomorrow.
Earlier, shuttler Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar went down 0-2 against second-seeded Huihui MA and Hefang Cheng
of China in their first Group B match.