Tokyo Paralympics: India's Bhavinaben Patel won the silver medal, won the heart by fighting game in the final of Women's Table Tennis

 Bhavinaben Patel Even though Bhavinaben lost in the women's table tennis final competition, her belligerent game won everyone's heart. Bhavinaben had made it to the final after defeating the Chinese player in the semi-finals.


Bhavinaben Patel has created history by winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. (file)

 

 

New Delhi:

Bhavinaben Patel Won Silver Medal: India's Bhavinaben Patel has created history in the Tokyo Paralympics. Bhavinaben lost in the women's table tennis final competition, but she gave the country a silver medal in this event. Bhavinaben's combative game won everyone's heart. Bhavinaben had made it to the final after defeating the Chinese player in the semi-finals. Many celebrities including Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated Bhavinaben for his brilliant achievement in this event of Tokyo Paralympics.

Bhavina lost to world number one Zhou Ying of China 0-3 in the final, after which she had to be content with the silver medal. This is his first medal at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Bhavina is only the second Indian woman to have won a medal for India at the Paralympics.

34-year-old Bhavina has performed impressively in the Paralympic Games. In the final which lasted for about 19 minutes, Bhavina lost 7-11, 5-11 and 6-11 to the two-time gold winner of China. He had also lost to Zhou in the first leg of his group earlier this week.

Bhavina was seen struggling in front of the Chinese player, who won five Paralympic medals including gold medals in Beijing and London. She could not pursue her strategy.

 

Bhavina was diagnosed with polio at the age of 12 months. Bhavina defeated world number three Miao Zhang of China 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8 in the semi-final match on Saturday.

At the same time, in the quarter-final match, 2016 Rio Olympic gold winner and world number two Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia made a move towards creating history.