Noida District Magistrate Suhas LY has become the first IAS officer to win a badminton medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. 38-year-old Suhas LY has created history by winning a silver medal for India in the men’s singles SL4 category on September 05, 2021. Yathiraj finished second behind top seed and world champion Lucas Mazur of France. Suhas has a defect in one ankle.
Suhas finished second in the final against Lukas Mazur 21-15, 17-21, 15-21. Suhas, who is currently ranked world number 03 in the SL4 category, won his first set before losing to Mazur in the next two sets in a 62-minute summit clash.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have congratulated Suhas for winning the silver medal in badminton at the Paralympic Games.
France’s Lucas Mazur is currently the world number 01 Paralympic badminton player who has won a gold medal in badminton at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Who is Suhas LY?
Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj is a 2007 batch Indian Administrative Officer (IAS) of Uttar Pradesh cadre. Yathiraj is currently working as District Magistrate (DM) of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) since the year 2020. He has also been the DM of Prayagraj.
Suhas is an Indian Paralympic badminton player who is ranked world number 03 in the SL4 category. He won a silver medal in badminton in men’s singles SL4 category against world No. 01 of France Lucas Mazur at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on September 05, 2021.
In the year 2017, Suhas won gold medals in men’s singles at the BWF Turkey Para-Badminton Championships. In the year 2018, he won a bronze medal in the Asian Para Games. In the year 2016, he won a gold medal at the Asia Championships in Beijing.