Krishna Nagar is an Indian para-badminton player and an assistant conservator of forest with Indian Forest Services (IFS) in Rajasthan. He is known for winning a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.
Krishna Nagar was born on Tuesday, 12 January 1999 (age 22 years; as of 2021) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Krishna completed his education in Jaipur and then attended a college in Jaipur itself, where he enrolled in a local stadium to train for para-badminton in 2017.
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Krishna Nagar’s father’s name is Sunil Nagar, and he is a physiotherapist in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Krishna has an elder sister who was an archer, and his younger brother plays football.
When Krishna was two years old, his parents noticed that Krishna was not growing as per his age and his body and height was different from the other children of his age. After consulting a doctor and conducting a few tests, his parents found that he was a dwarf. During an interview his father said-
After several check-ups, we were told by the doctors that there was some hormone deficiency in the pituitary gland and the success rate of the surgery was very low so we refused it. We were concerned and wanted to divert his mind from overthinking about his height. Krishna was good at volleyball and high jump as well but people with good height got the preference, so it was badminton that we chose.”
Throughout his life, Krishna was bullied for his height by his schoolmates and other people. Krishna tried hard to gain height by becoming more active with physical activities but he couldn’t gain height. However, the active lifestyle sparked his interest in sports, and he started playing sports like the high jump and volleyball.
After playing and competing in college, Krishna began competing professionally in 2018. Krishna won a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games that were held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Later, he competed in the 2019 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships and won a silver and bronze medal in Men’s Doubles SS6 and Men’s Singles SS6, respectively. In 2020, Krishna played at the Dubai Para-Badminton International event and won two gold medals in the tournament. In September 2021, Krishna played against Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai and defeated him with a game of 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the men’s singles SH6 class to win the 2020 Summer Paralympics gold medal in badminton for the country. Krishna celebrated this victory with his coach and other players, and said-
This is a dream come true. I want to thank my father, mother, uncle, auntie, God, my coaches. This is the first time that badminton has been added to the Paralympics and I hope that India will keep winning and doing their best at upcoming Games.”
- Bronze medal at 2018 Asian Para Games, Jakarta (Men’s Singles SS6)
- Gold medal at Uganda International 2019 in Para-Badminton (Men’s Singles SS6)
- Gold medal at Uganda International 2019 in Para-Badminton (Men’s Doubles SS6)
- Bronze medal at 2019 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland (Men’s Singles SS6)
- Silver medal at 2019 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland (Men’s Doubles SS6)
- Gold Medal at 2020 Summer Paralympics, Tokyo (Men’s Singles SH6)
- 2021: Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award
- Krishna hails from a lower-middle-class family from Jaipur. Till 2019, Krishna and his family had a hard time arranging funds for Krishna’s equipment and travel expenses. After his growth in the game, his father believes that all the money spent on his training, equipment, and traveling had turned out to be an investment.
- Krishna was given the honourary job of the assistant conservator of the forest by the Rajasthan government for his achievements.
- After winning the match, Krishna wrote a note to thank everyone who was a part of his journey, and he dedicated the gold medal to the covid warriors. He posted this note on his Instagram account.
- Krishna Nagar eats vegetarian food, and he is fond of eating home-cooked meals. During an interview with News24, he said that he is excited to be back home after the win, and he will spend most of his time with his family and friends. YouTube