Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Sonalben loses five-set thriller, Bhavina loses in straight sets, Follow Live updates

Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Sonalben loses five-set thriller, Bhavina loses in straight sets, Follow Live updates
Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Sonalben loses five-set thriller, Bhavina loses in straight sets, Follow Live updates

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Sonalben loses five-set thriller, Bhavina loses in straight sets, Follow Live updates – Bhavina Patel did not have the most auspicious start to her Paralympics debut as she succumbed to straight-sets defeat in her opening encounter against China’s Zhou Ying. Patel was outplayed by the Rio 2016 Bronze medallist and will now gear up to face against Great Britain’s Megan Shackleton on Thursday.

Sonalben Patel came close to pulling off a monumental win over world No 4 and Rio 2016 silver medallist Qian Li. Patel forced a fifth game in a five-set thriller but couldn’t carry her momentum as she began her campaign with a 3-2 defeat. Sonalben will go again tomorrow at 17.10 IST as she will take on Korea Lee Mi Gyu in Class 3 Group D.

Paralympics Table Tennis: Sonalben got off to a great start as she claimed a sensational first game to kick off the proceedings at the Tokyo Paralympics. However, Li Qian showed her class and brushed the Indian paddler off in Game 2, before Sonalben bounced back to claim a heroic Game 3 win, clinching it by 17-15. However, the world No.4 held her nerve and got the better of Sonalben in the next two games to take the game 3-2 in Tokyo.  World No.19 Patel will now look to bounce back on Thursday when she faces Mi Gyu, who won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Games.

Fellow paddler Bhavina Patel also faces a tough draw, as she takes on Zhou Ying in her opener, who is the Beijing and London singles champion.

@09:18AM: Tokyo Paralympics Day 1:Women’s Singles – Class 4 Group A

After a closely fought second game, Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel succumbs 3-11, 9-11, 2-11 to Zhou Ying in her Class 4 Group A

@09:12AM:Tokyo Paralympics Day 1:Women’s Singles – Class 4 Group A

Bhavina gets the first point in Game 3 but Zhou Ying comes back strong with 4 quick points 1-4

@09:09AM: Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Women’s Singles – Class 4 Group A

Zhou Ying takes the first game 11-3 against Bhavina Patel.

@09:04AM: Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Women’s Singles – Class 4 Group A

Bhavina Patel is in action against Zhou Ying

@08:21AM: Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Sonalben Patel has lost her first match against China’s Li Qian 2-3 in the Group match

@08:14AM: Tokyo Paralympics Day 1:  Women’s Singles – Class 3 Group D

It’s 2-2 now and we are in the decider.

@08:04AM: Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Women’s Singles – Class 3 Group D

Sonal Patel takes a marathon third game! 17-15 to the Indian against China’s Qian Li who is the Rio 2016 silver medallist.

@08:00AM Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: Sonal Patel is playing for #IND at the Paralympics

Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: India has won 12 medals in total in Paralympics since it first took part in 1972 Games. It is predicted that given the preparation, India might well be among the top 25 in the medal tally in Tokyo. India finished 43rd in 2016 Paralympics with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

India at Tokyo Paralympics: Schedule for August 25

August 25

Table Tennis

Individual C3– Sonalben Madhubhai Patel vs Li Qian  | Time: TBD
Individual C4 – Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel vs Zhou Zing | Time: TBD

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