India’s paddler Bhavina Patel has assured a medal for India at Tokyo Paralympics 2020. The table tennis player won the final game from 11-8 against China’s Zhang Miao in the Women’s Singles Class 4 semifinal on Saturday.
Bhavina Patel to fight for gold:
Bhavina Patel has entered the finals and will now play for gold. If she wins the match, she will play against the winner of the other semifinal. If she loses the semifinal, Bhavina will bag a bronze medal for India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took to Twitter and congratulated Bhavina for the semifinal. The PMO wrote, “Congratulations Bhavina Patel! You played excellently. The entire nation is praying for your success and will be cheering for you tomorrow. Give your best and play without any pressure. Your accomplishments inspire the entire nation.”
Bhavina is the first-even Indian table tennis player to earn this place. The player holds 12th rank in the world and has defeated three players ranked higher than her in the ongoing Paralympics.