Battling it out at Court 1, the second-seed Indian overwhelmed Krysten Coombs in straight sets by 21-10 and 21-11 in just 26 minutes.
Krishna Nagar will now play the gold-medal match against Hong Kong. China’s Man Kai Chu while Krysten Coombs will play Vitor Tavares of Brazil in the bronze medal match.
Moreover, Krishna Nagar wasted no time whatsoever in the semi as he dominated the proceedings from the word go. With his agility and quick feet, the Indian was able to gather a massive 11-6 lead at the mid-game interval. He continued dictating the tempo of the match as he clinched the first set by 21-10 in just 11 minutes.
The second set was no different as the Indian again completely outplayed the Briton by controlling the pace of the match with his long rallies. Nagar seemed just too good for Coombs, as the 22-year old lead 11-3 at the interval. The Indian covered the court better between the two players. He continued to control the rhythm of the match to storm into the gold medal match. He won the second set by 21-11.
Suhas Yathiraj and Pramod Bhagat are other Indian shuttlers who will also play in the final in their respective categories.
However, Pramod Bhagat, who has set his sights on the Paralympic gold on badminton’s debut at the Games, has dropped only one game to the final. He defeated compatriot Manoj Sarkar and Ukraine’s Chyrkov in the group stages.