Tokyo Paralympics: Bhavina Patel wins historic Silver Medal in Table Tennis

Indian table tennis player Bhavina Patel has won the Silver Medal in Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

Updated on: 29 Aug 2021 3:30 AM GMT
Tokyo Paralympics: Bhavina Patel wins historic Silver Medal in Table Tennis

New Delhi: Indian table tennis player Bhavina Patel has missed out on winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. She lost 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 to Chinese player Zhou Ying in the final of the Women's Singles Class 4.

India's first medal in Tokyo Olympics:

Bhavina Patel has put the historic silver medal in the country's bag. With this, in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, like the Tokyo Olympics, India's account opened with a silver medal. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu opened India's account by winning the silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics. The world's number one Chinese player dominated the Indian player throughout the match.

Second Indian woman player to win a Silver:

Bhavina Patel is the second woman player in the history of Paralympic Games to win a medal for India. Before him, Deepa Malik has won a medal in these games. Deepa Malik won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in the shot put with a best throw of 4.61m.

Earlier in the semi-finals, Bhavina Patel defeated the world number three Chinese player to enter the final. Bhavina won the semi-final match 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8.

Bhavina was diagnosed with polio at the age of 12 months. There are 11 categories in Para Table Tennis. Athletes from categories 1 to 5 play in a wheelchair. Athletes from class 6 to 10 can play standing. Class 11 athletes have mental problems. India's Bhavina Ben Patel has also traveled to the podium with the help of wheelchairs.

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