Bhavina Patel secures India’s first medal at the Paralympics
Table tennis player Bhavina Ben Patel assures India’s first medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. India’s first medal was secured when Bhavina Patel advanced to the semifinals after defeating world number two Borislava Rankovic in the table tennis quarterfinals.
Rankovic, who was defeated by Bhavina Patel in the quarterfinals, is the gold medalist at the Rio Paralympics. Bhavina Patel’s victory was for straight sets. The score was 11-5, 11-6, 11-7. In the semi – finals, Patel’s opponent will be China’s Miao Sang.
Bhavina Patel also became the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic medal in table tennis after reaching the semi – finals. After losing her first match at the Paralympics, Bhavina Patel won three matches in a row to secure the medal.
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