Suhas LY lost to top seed Lucas Mazur of France in the final of men’s singles SL4 class badminton event but managed to win the silver medal.
Suhas LY wins silver medal at Tokyo Paralympic Games
IAS officer Suhas LY, who won the first medal in Paralympic Games for India, dedicated his silver medal to the late father. Suhas has always considered his father as the biggest inspiration in life. Noida DM Suhas may have missed out on gold on Sunday, but he is feeling satisfied with the victory of silver.
In a video message posted by the Paralympic Committee of India, he said after winning the match, ‘Very emotional moment. I have never felt so much joy and so much despair at the same time. Happy because I won silver medal but disappointed because I almost missed out on gold medal.
Wife has not seen any match for six years
Suhas has an ankle disorder. “But luck gives me what I deserve and maybe I deserved the silver medal, so I am happy for that at least,” he said. The world No. 3 player in SL4 class singles said, ‘Yes, that’s what you wish for, you train for it, that’s what you hope and dream about.’ He said, ‘I have never been so disappointed and so happy as I said. Coming so close, yet so far away, but winning meds in the Paralympics is no small feat. I am proud of the performance I have done in the last few days.
Suhas’s wife is proud of him
Suhas’s wife Ritu Suhas had congratulated DM Sahab for the victory. He was expecting a gold medal but getting a silver medal is also a matter of pride. He said, ‘I was expecting a gold medal, but winning a silver medal for the country is also a matter of pride. I and the whole family are proud of Suhas for winning a medal for the country. He said, ‘Suhas has proved that mental toughness helps in breaking all the barriers and you can rise to the top. Suhas is a role model for millions of Indians, sportspersons and specially for people with disabilities. Ritu Suhas has not seen any game of her husband in the last 6 years. Explaining the reason before the final match, he said, ‘The time he plays the game, he is completely immersed in it, due to which I start getting scared and nervous thinking about what will be the result in his game.
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