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Bhavnaben Patel becomes the first Indian table tennis player to win a medal at the Paralympic Games

28 August 2021 | TITN Team
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On Friday, Bhavinaben Patel made history by becoming the first Indian table tennis player to win a medal in the Paralympic Games, reaching the fourth-category women’s singles semi-finals with an impressive 1 win.

Borislav Peri Rankovi from Serbia entered TOKYO. The 34-year-old Indian tennis player defeated Serbian opponents 11-5,11-6,11-7 in an 18-minute quarterfinal match. She will face Chinese Zhang Miao in the semifinals on Saturday but is guaranteed at least a bronze medal.

Indian Paralympic Committee President Deepa Malik stated in a video posted to her Twitter account: “We can definitely see her medal. Tomorrow’s morning (semi-final) match is very important for the color of the medal to win. “

There were no bronze medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Table Tennis Games, and the both losers in the semifinals are guaranteed bronze medals.