Krishna Nagar is an Indian para-badminton player known to win a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. He is currently ranked second in the world rankings in the Para-Badminton Men’s Singles SH6 category after winning at Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Krishna Nagar was born into a poor family in Jaipur, Rajasthan. His parents noticed that he was shorter than other children of his age. After consulting a doctor, They discovered he had delayed growth due to a hormone deficiency.
His classmates bullied Krishna Nagar in school, which motivated him to do something different in his life. Despite being anxious about his height since childhood, he continued experimenting with different methods, such as hanging and playing, to develop his interest in sports. His interest in sports grew over time.
Difficulties he faced in childhood
During an interview, Krishna Nagar discussed his difficulties and stated, “People used to make fun of me when I was in school”. Some people said I would never be able to achieve anything in life. Which also affected me, and I tried various exercises and sports to increase my height, but nothing worked.”
Krishna Nagar discovered his natural talent in sports and excelled in sprinting, jumping, and other games. In 2017, he began playing para-badminton during his college years. Speaking about it, he said
“In 2017, after reaching college, I joined a stadium in Jaipur to play badminton for fun, where I was introduced to para-badminton. The coach there explained how it works and how there is a para-badminton category for people like me. Since then, I have never looked back and continued playing badminton regularly.”
2018 Krishna Nagar started participating in professional badminton competitions and won a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games. He also won silver and bronze medals at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championship in Basel, Switzerland. Krishna participated in the International Para-Badminton event in Dubai in April 2020 and won two gold medals.
Krishna expressed his joy after winning a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics by saying,
“This is like a dream come true”. I want to thank my parents, uncles, aunts, God, and coaches. This is the first time badminton has been included in the Paralympics, and I hope India continues to win and perform well in future competitions.
His Father gives details.
Krishna’s Father was not present to watch the match, which was being broadcast live in the stadium. During a press conference following Krishna’s victory, his Father said,
“After several tests, doctors informed us that there was a hormone deficiency in the pituitary gland and the surgery has a very low success rate, so we decided against it. We were concerned and wanted to divert his attention away from his height. Krishna could also play volleyball and high jump, but tall people were given priority, so we chose badminton instead.”
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Krishna Nagar, born into a low-income family, faced many difficulties in arranging funds for equipment and travel expenses. However, after his victory in the 2020 Paralympics, his Father believes that all expenses can now be easily handled.
Krishna Nagar works as an Assistant Forest Conservator in the Rajasthan Forest Department.
Occupation Indian Para-badminton and Assistant Forest Conservator (Rajasthan)
He is known for winning a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and achieving the world number 2 ranking in Para-badminton men’s singles SH6.
Height Cm- 137
Ft. 4′ 5.”
Weight 40 Kg
Eyes Color Black
Hair Color Black
Current team India
Handedness Left-Hand Player
Coach Gaurav Khanna
Medal Gold Medal • 2019 Uganda International Para-Badminton (Men’s Singles SS6)
• 2019 Uganda International Para-Badminton (Men’s Doubles SS6) • 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics Men’s Singles SH6
• BWF Para-Badminton World Championship (Men’s Doubles SS6) held in Basel, Switzerland, in the year 2019 Bronze Medal
• BWF Para-Badminton World Championship (Men’s Singles SH6) held in Basel, Switzerland, in the year 2019
• Asian Para Games Men’s Singles SS6 held in Jakarta in the year 2018
Age ( As of 2022) 24 Years
Birthplace Jaipur, Rajasthan
Marital Status Unmarried
Parents Father– Sunil Nagar (Physiotherapist)
Mother– Indra Nagar
Siblings His sister’s names are Kiran, Sushila, and Renu Antil
Krishna Nagar SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram – @krishnanagr99
Twitter – @Krishnanagar99