Tokyo Paralympics: Bhavinaben Patel confirms the first ever medal for India in Table Tennis

Indian table tennis player grabs a medal in Paralympics and creates History as this will be the first-ever Indian Table Tennis medal in Paralympics.

Bhavinaben Patel is the name all around as she made India proud because of her exceptional performance as she enters the semis of women’s single. She got into the semi-finals after defeating Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia who is World No. 5 and completely dominated her with the scoreline 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 and ended the game in just 18 minutes.

Since there is no Bronze medal match at the Paralympics and she will face Zhang Miao of China on Saturday and even after her defeat her Bronze medal is confirmed. Deepa Malik the president of the Paralympic Council of India and Paralympic medalist said that the match is a huge decider as it will decide the colour of the medal.

In 2017 it was decided by the International Paralympic Committee(IPC) governing body took a meeting and decided to consider the request of the International Table Tennis Federation to remove the decider game for the third place and Bronze medal should be awarded to both the players who face the loss in the Semifinals and was accepted the demand.

She won all the games with a straight hand as she won against Brazil’s Joyce De Oliveira with a straight scoreline of 12-10, 13-11, 11-6 and became the first Indian Table tennis player to confirm her place in the quarter-finals and as she is looking really strong in her form sh can bring a big medal home for India.

Class 4 Athletes have a normal balance of the upper half of the body which includes their hands and is impaired due to spinal cord lesion or cerebral palsy.

 

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