Tokyo Paralympics: Bhavina Patel continues historic run, enters TT final to ensure at least silver medal | Other Sports News


India’s para desk tennis participant Bhavina Patel continued her dream run within the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday as she stormed into the gold medal match after defeating Zhang Miao of China 3-2 in her Class 4 match.

Bhavina created historical past by changing into the primary Indian to enter the finals of the Paralympic Games desk tennis competitors. Bhavina obtained off to a nasty begin as Zhang took the opening sport 11-7. The Chinese paddler took 5 straight factors within the first essay to transfer forward.

The Indian paddler then levelled the match at 1-1 after profitable the second sport 11-7. The second sport noticed a neck to neck to battle with Bhavina main the cost with a rating of 8-6 earlier than sealing the second essay 11-7.

Bhavina then got here all weapons blazing and began the third sport on excessive as she took a lead of 5-0 within the essay. She then wrapped the sport 11-4 to transfer nearer to the finals.

In the following sport, Zhang got here again strongly and gained by 11-9 and took the match into the decider. But Bhavina held her nerves to end the sport off in fashion.

Bhavina had on Friday develop into the primary Indian to enter the semi-finals of the Paralympic Games desk tennis competitors. The 34-year-old Gujarat-based paddler defeated the defending champion and veteran Borislava Peric-Rankovic of Serbia 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 in simply 18 minutes of their girls’s singles quarterfinal Class 4 class.

Meanwhile, within the final, Bhavina will tackle one other Chinese Zhou Ying to whom she had misplaced in straight video games in her first match in Tokyo Paralympics within the group phases.


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