Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Bhavina Patel enters knockout stage in Table Tennis match

Bhavina defeated Megan Shackleton of Great Britain 3-1. Bhavina defeated Meghan 11-7, 9-11, 17-15 and 13-11 in this match.

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Published on 26 Aug 2021 7:37 AM GMT

Tokyo Paralympics 2020:  Bhavina Patel enters knockout stage in Table Tennis match
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New Delhi: In the women's singles table tennis event of Tokyo Paralympics, India's Bhavina Patel registered a resounding victory in the second bout of the group stage. With this, she has reached the knockout round. In the Women's Singles Class-4 Group A match, Bhavina defeated Megan Shackleton of Great Britain 3-1. Bhavina defeated Meghan 11-7, 9-11, 17-15 and 13-11 in this match.

Bhavina Patel enters knockout stage:

Bhavina got off to a great start in this match. She won the first game in just eight minutes. After this, in the second game, the British player came back and defeated Bhavina 11-9 in eight minutes. The score then leveled at 1-1. After this Bhavina won the third game in 14 minutes while the fourth game in 10 minutes.

India in Tokyo Paralympics:

India has sent a 54-member contingent to the Tokyo Paralympics, which will challenge India in nine events. This is the largest contingent sent by India to any Paralympics so far. The Indian contingent consists of athletes who have won medals in the Paralympic Games in the past. This time too, the country is expected to win more medals than these athletes.

Paralympic Games started from the year 1968 in which India's performance has been good. Indian para athletes have so far won a total of 12 medals including four gold, four silver and four bronze medals in these Games.

Murlikant Petkar is the first para athlete from India to win the first gold medal for the country. He won this gold medal in the 50 meters freestyle swimming event at the Paralympic Games held in Heidelberg in 1972. He covered this distance in 37.33 seconds.

Joginder Singh Bedi of India won a silver medal in the shot put event at the 1984 Paralympic Games held in New York. Apart from this, he managed to win bronze medals in discus throw and javelin throw. Joginder Singh holds the record for winning the most medals in Paralympic Games from India.

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