India, Sept. 5 -- Reigning world champion Pramod Bhagat shuttled his way into history by becoming India's first-ever para-badminton gold medalist in Paralympics, and the para-athlete just wants the medal to be a reminder to never give up, and pave way for India to become para-badminton hub in the world.

Badminton made its debut at the Paralympics this year, and it surely was a great beginning for India, thanks to Bhagat. It was on Saturday when he scripted history by clinching gold in men's singles badminton SL3 event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. He defeated Great Britain's Daniel Bethell to claim his win.

"This is as big as it can get. There is nothing sweeter than a Paralympic medal. I hope this medal inspires more youngsters to ...