Tokyo Paralympics: Indian paddler Bhavina Patel advances to the quarter-finals defeating Joyce de Oliveira in the women’s singles class 4

Indian paddler Bhavina Patel has reached the quarter-finals after her exquisite performance in the round of 16 of the Women’s singles class 4.

The Indian paddler and para table tennis player Bhavina Patel has entered the quarter-finals of the Women’s singles class 4 event in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. She won against Brazilian Joyce de Oliveira in the round of 16 matches of this event.

The gold and silver medalist in national as well as international competitions has defeated the Brazilian tennis player in all three games on Friday. The score of the Indian paddler in all the games against Oliveira was 12-10, 13-11, and 11-6. With this Victory, Bhavinaben Patel of Mehsana, Gujrat became the first Indian table tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of the Paralympic games. The Indians are hoping to see a medal from her. Bhavina will be playing against Borislava Peric of Serbia in the quarter-final match on Friday at 3:50 pm (IST). The Serbian table tennis player defeated Lu Pi Chun in the round of 16 matches and reached the quarter-finals. Borislava won the gold medal in the World Para Table Tennis Championships in 2014 in Beijing. It will be a tough match for the Indian paddler.

“My strategy was to play more towards the body of my opponent and that was what my coach told me. I executed my plans,” SAI media tweeted what Bhavina Patel told after the match.

Her next opponent is world number two, the player is focusing on her game and hopes to win the match.


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