Bhavina Patel wins India’s first medal at Tokyo Paralympics 2020, clinches silver in Para Table Tennis

Bhavina Patel wins India’s first medal at Tokyo Paralympics 2020
Bhavina Patel wins India's first medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Bhavina Patel made history on August 29, 2021 by turning into the primary Indian Table tennis player to win silver award at Paralympics. She won silver in the ladies’ singles class 4 at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

She had burst into the finals in the wake of beating China’s Zhang Miao 3-2 in her Class 4 match. She finished with a platform finish in the wake of missing out China’s Zhou Ying 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 in the Class 4 Para Table Tennis finals.

Bhavina Patel turns out to be first Indian TT player to win silver in Paralympics

Bhavina Patel has turned into the principal Indian to win silver in the Paralympic Games table tennis occasion. This is India’s first silver in Para Table Tennis and first at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

The Indian paddler had before entered the elimination rounds of ladies’ singles in the wake of beating Serbia’s Borislava Peric Rankovic in three straight arrangements of 11-5 11-6 11-7. She had entered the quarterfinals before in the day subsequent to overcoming Brazil’s Joyce de Oliviera in three straight sets (3-0) in the Class 4 round of 16 match.


The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board had in 2017 supported the International Table Tennis Federation’s solicitation to eliminate bronze decoration play-off in all the decoration occasions at Paralympics and grant bronze to both losing semi-finalists.

Class 4 classification para competitors have reasonable sitting equilibrium and completely useful arms and hands. Their hindrance might be because of cerebral paralysis and a lower spinal line injury.

Bhavina Patel had entered the imitation round subsequent to winning one and losing one match in the gathering round.

One more Indian paddler, Sonalben Manubhai Patel quit the Tokyo Paralympic crusade subsequent to losing both of her gathering matches.

In Tokyo Paralympics table tennis occasion, there will be no bronze-decoration play-off and both the losing semifinalists will be granted a bronze award.