The Brazil Para Badminton International 2022 belonged to India as they dominated the medal table with eight gold, seven silver and 13 bronze in Sao Paulo on Sunday.
India’s star shuttler Pramod Bhagat, however, surprisingly took two bronze medals following semifinal defeats in SL3 men’s singles to compatriot Kumar Nitesh and SL3-SU5 mixed doubles with Palak Kohli to Daisuke Fujihara/Akiko Sugino.
Nitesh, who then went all the way, later combined with SL4 men’s singles champion Tarun Dhillon to take on countrymen Mohammad Arwaz Ansari/Deep Ranjan Bisoyee in the SL3-SL4 men’s doubles final. The settled for silver after losing a close match 21-13 17-21 18-21.
Flores triumphed in SH6 women’s singles, women’s doubles (with Rubi Milagros Fernandez Vargas) and mixed doubles (with Nilton Quispe Ignacio) while Jauregui clinched gold in WH2 women’s singles and WH1-WH2 women’s doubles with Silvia Silva Arizapana. Her other win came in mixed doubles alongside Italian Yuri Ferrigno.