Bhavina Patel qualifies for knockouts in Paralympics

Source: Jagran TV

The Indian table tennis player defeated Megan Shackleton of Great Britain

It was a huge win for Indian para table tennis player Bhavina Patel when she defeated Megan Shackleton of Great Britain 3-1 in a gripping match of Group A in women’s singles – Class 4, in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.

Bhavina saved the game point in the fourth game and then took the lead to win the match. With this 3-1 win, she qualified for the next round.

Bhavina Patel started off with a win in the first game with a score of 11-7.

The second game started off with both Shackleton and Bhavina fighting hard for the points. However, Shackleton beat her opponent with 11-9.

In the third game, Bhavina won 17-15.

In the fourth game points were tied at 11-11 but Bhavina finally won 13-11 and sealed the match.

On Wednesday, Bhavina had lost to China’s Zhou Ying 3-0 in women’s singles – Class 4 of Group A. Ying won with a score of 3-0 (11-3, 11-9, 11-2) in just 18 minutes.

On Wednesday, Indian player Sonal Patel also suffered a defeat against China’s Qian Li by 3-2 in her opening match of Group D in women’s singles – class 3.The world no.4 defeated Sonal in five sets 3-2 (9-11, 11-3, 15-17, 11-7, 11-4) in 36 minutes. 

Sonal Patel will compete with South Korea’s Mi Gyu Lee later on Thursday in her second Group D match.

The Tokyo Paralympics started on the 24th of August and is expected to end on the fifth of September.

(Source : ANI, edited Neha Sasi)