Tokyo Paralympics: ‘World-class skill’: Kiren Rijiju, Deepa Malik hail Bhavina Patel for reaching Tokyo Paralympics finals

Tokyo Paralympics: 'World-class skill': Kiren Rijiju, Deepa Malik hail Bhavina Patel for reaching Tokyo Paralympics finals
Tokyo Paralympics: 'World-class skill': Kiren Rijiju, Deepa Malik hail Bhavina Patel for reaching Tokyo Paralympics finals

Tokyo Paralympics- Bhavina Patel enters FINAL: Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju on Saturday congratulated table tennis player Bhavina Patel for reaching the finals of the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.

Tokyo Paralympics- Bhavina Patel enters FINAL:  Bhavina continued her dream run in the Paralympics Games on Saturday as she stormed into the gold medal match after defeating Zhang Miao of China 3-2 in her Class 4 match. “Congratulations #BhavinaPatel for creating history at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics Bhavina Patel defeated China’s Zhang Miao and reached the women’s singles Class 4 final! #Cheer4India #BhavinaPatel,” Rijiju tweeted.


Deputy Chef de Mission (CDM) Arhan Bagati of the Indian Paralympics contingent hailed Bhavina after she clinched her semi-final match.

“@BhavinaPatel6 winning point shot. And it’s ours!!! Second place medal Confirmation, Gold to Go!! Jai Hind!” Arhan tweeted.

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Deepa Malik, the President of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), lauded Bhavina for her sensational performance in the Games.


“World class skill and moves by Bhavina. what a match to witness. beauty is all her matches have kept you glued and wanting for more. Amazing practice and improvement in game to take world top players head on Kudos @BhavinaPatel6 getting Chinese to a 2-2 n then win,” Deepa tweeted.

Bhavina created history by becoming the first Indian to enter the finals of the Paralympic Games table tennis competition.

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The Indian player got off to a bad start as Zhang took the opening game 11-7. The Chinese paddler took five straight points in the first essay to move ahead.

Tokyo Paralympics- Bhavina Patel enters FINAL: Bhavina then levelled the match at 1-1 after winning the second game 11-7. The second game saw a neck to neck to fight with Bhavina leading the charge with a score of 8-6 before sealing the second essay 11-7.
She then came all guns blazing and started the third game on high as she took a lead of 5-0 in the essay. She then wrapped the game 11-4 to move closer to the finals.

In the next game, Zhang came back strongly and won by 11-9 and took the match into the decider. But Bhavina held her nerves to finish the game off in style.

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