First IAS Officer to Win Paralympics

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07 September 2021 Current Affairs:Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, current district magistrate of Noida, has become the first IAS officer to win a Paralympics medal.

He ended his marketing campaign with the winning of ancient silver. He lost gold to top seed Lucas Mazur of France in the men’s singles SL4 type closing at the Tokyo Paralympics on September 5. Mazur has additionally gained three gold medals in European Championships, in the qualifying crew A match. But India made an extraordinary effort in the final to task him. Suhas has an impairment in one of his ankles. He produced an enjoyable performance of 21-15, 17-21, 15-21 against the two-time world champion Mazur in a 62-minute summit clash. He also became the first-ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics. In the semi-final match, Suhas outwitted Fredy Setiawan of Indonesia through 21-9 ,21-15.

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