India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 4: Bhavina Patel creates history, set for Gold medal match; Rakesh Kumar advances; Shyam Sundar crashes out – Follow live updates

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 4: Bhavina Patel creates history, set for Gold medal match; Rakesh Kumar advances; Shyam Sundar crashes out - Follow live updates
India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 4: Bhavina Patel creates history, set for Gold medal match; Rakesh Kumar advances; Shyam Sundar crashes out - Follow live updates

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 4: Bhavina Patel creates history, set for Gold medal match; Rakesh Kumar advances; Shyam Sundar crashes out – Follow live updates: Bhavina Patel has assured India its first medal at the Paralympics in Tokyo. Patel entered finals of the Women’s Singles Class 4. This is the first medal ever for India in the sport of Table Tennis at the Paralympics for India. In Semifinal, Indian fought back to beat Zhang Miao (CHN) in 5 sets. 

The Indian paddler enters a historic women’s singles Class 4 FINAL with a 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8 victory over China’s Zhang Miao.

Rakesh Kumar also continued his good run of form on the Tokyo Paralympics Day 4 as he booked his progress into the next round. The veteran ParaArcher defeated Hong Kong’s Chuen K Ngai 144-131 in the men’s compound open 1/16 Elimination match to advance to the next round. Rakesh Kumar, who had finished 3rd in the ranking round, will be a huge medal hope and will feature in his next round on August 31st.

 Meanwhile, Shyam Sundar Swami crashed out in the men’s individual compound round of 16 on Saturday. The ParaArcher had finished 21t in the ranking round but saw his journey cut short by USA’s Matthew Stutzman. In a closely contested game, the 2012 London Paralympics medallist sealed the tie and progressed further in the competition. Shyam Sundar shot 139, while Stutzman overpowered him by slotting 142 with his attempts.

India at Tokyo Paralympics – Day 4 LIVE Updates: The action will now shift towards Archery as Shyam Sundar and Rakesh Kumar will compete in the Men’s Individual Compound Open in the 1/16 Elimination. Shyam will be in action at 6:38 AM while Rakesh will compete at 8:52 AM.

In the track and field event medal event, Ranjeet Bhati will compete in the Men’s Javelin Throw F57 Final at 03:30 PM.

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India at Tokyo Paralympics: All eyes on paddler Bhavina Patel as looks to win India’s first Paralympics medal in table tennis

@11:14AM: Bhavina Patel enters FINAL: Mumbai India congratulated table tennis player Bhavina Patel for reaching the finals of the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.

@09:26AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery: Rakesh Kumar will play his 1/8 elimination round on 31 August

@09:25AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery: RAKESH KUMAR WINS!

The third seed stays in the lead from start to finish, dropping NINE 10s out of the 15 arrows, to win 144-131 and enter the round of 16.


@09:17 AM
: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery: At the end of the fifth set,

Rakesh Kumar: 144
Ngai Ka Chuen: 131


@09:04AM
: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery: Rakesh Kumar starts with a 10, 10, 9 and has a lead of 29-27 at the end of the first three arrows. Reminder, there is no set system in compound.


@09:00AM:
India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery: Rakesh Kumar did superbly in the qualification round to be the third seed and the Indian will look to continue his form today. After a first round bye, he takes on Chuen Ka Ngai in R32.

@08:25AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery: Indian para archer Rakesh will compete in Compound Open 1/16 Elimination round in some time

@07:25AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery: Shyam Sundar made a superb start to the final END when trailing but Matt Stutzman finishes it off in style to clinch this match. USA win this

@07:20AM: Bhavina Patel enters FINAL: Bhavina Patel’s dream run continues

@07:15AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery: Shyam Sundar and Matt Stutzman in the round of 32

@07:10AM: Bhavina Patel enters FINAL: Match Highlights

@6:55AM: Bhavina Patel enters FINAL: Bhavina Patel WINS! The Indian paddler enters a historic women’s singles Class 4 FINAL with a 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8 victory over China’s Zhang Miao.

In her 11 previous encounters with China’s Zhang Miao, India’s Bhavina Patel had never won. And she chose the biggest match of her career at the biggest stage of them all to end the winless streak against the Chinese. What a victory!

@6:51AM: Bhavina Patel Semifinals LIVE: Bhavina races to a 5-0 lead in the deciding game.

@6:49AM: Bhavina Patel Semifinals: Bhavina lost the fourth set 9-11 as the match heads to the fifth and final set to decide the finallist.

@06:46AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Table tennis: Bhavina on her way to hand Zhang Miao a major upset. 5-4 at the moment in the fourth game

IND 2-1 CHN

@06:41 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Archery:  Shyam Sundar will take on USA’s Matt Stutzman in the 1/16 Elimination of Men’s Individual Compound shortly!

@06:40AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Table tennis: Bhavina takes the third game too; leading by 2-1 at the moment. Definitely heading for a GOLD

IND 2-1 CHN

@06:38AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Table tennis: Bhavina has levelled this match as she takes the second game 11-7

IND 1-1 CHN

@06:30AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Table tennis: Bhavina is now at game-point in the second game

IND 0-1 CHN

@06:11AM: Teammate PCI President and Team Leader Hemangi are here to cheer

@06:09AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Table tennis: Bhavina is the first Indian to enter the semifinals of the Paralympic Games Table Tennis competition and confirm a medal for India.

@06:05AM: India at  Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Table tennis: Bhavina Coming Live @06:10AM

@06:00AM India at  Tokyo Paralympics Day 3 Table tennis: Our ace Para paddler Bhavina will take on #CHN Miao Zhang in the Semi Final

Indians in action on Saturday August 28 (Timings in IST)
Table Tennis: Women’s Singles Semifinal 2 – Bhavina Patel 6:10 AM
Archery: Men’s Individual Compound Open 1/16 Elimination – Shyam Sundar 6:38 AM
Archery: Men’s Individual Compound Open 1/16 Elimination – Rakesh Kumar 8:52 AM
Athletics: Men’s Javelin Throw F57 Final – Ranjeet Bhati 03:30 PM

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