It’s a very proud moment for our country that Indian Table Tennis Player, Bhavinaben Patel creates history and wins the first silver medal for India in table tennis at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. She became the second Indian woman to win a silver medal in the Paralympics games. Earlier, Deepa Malik was the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics games with won a silver medal in short put at the Rio Paralympics 2016. Now Deepa Malik is the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
In the final match, Bhavinaben Patel has lost the match by world number one Chinese Player, Ying Zhou by 7-11, 5-11, and 6-11 in the table tennis class 4 final at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. This silver medal is the first medal for India in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
Previously, Bhavinaben defeated Zhang Miao in the semifinal match by 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8 in a tough match at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 and reached final. She also beat world number five player, Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia by 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 and entered into the semifinal in the women’s single class 4 event.
Earlier Bhavinaben Patel was also defeated Brazilian Joyce de Oliveira by 12-10, 13-11, 11-6 and reached the quarter-final in the table tennis class 4 in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.