Tokyo Paralympics- India Ensures Its First Medal Through Bhavina Patel.

Since, India received the highest number of medals at the Tokyo Olympics, no one cares about the remaining paralympic edition in Tokyo where a strong Indian contingent has been competing for days now and paddler Bhavina patel has ensured the first medal for India in this edition of Olympics.She became the first Table tennis player to win a medal for India.

Bhavina Patel Defeats Chinese Athlete

Bhavinaben Patel entered the final of Tokyo Paralympics table tennis women’s singles class 4 event on Saturday. She defeated China’s Zhang Miao 7-11,11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8.Bhavina secured the first medal for India in Table Tennis in Paralympics and the country’s first medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.


Bhavina during the Semis against the Chinese Player

After losing the first set 7-11, the Indian came back strongly to take the second 11-7 by winning six points on her own serve. The third set saw a comprehensive win by Bhavina with a scoreline of 11-4. The Indian took the early lead at the beginning of the set, helping her win by a huge margin.

Bhavina Is Indeed The Best

Hailing from Mehsana, Gujarat, Bhavina Patel is a para paddler representing India in the Tokyo Paralympics. She plays on her wheelchair. Patel fits in the Class 4 category. Athletes in Class 4 category have fair sitting balance and fully functional arms and hands. Their impairment may be due to a lower spinal-cord lesion or cerebral palsy.

Bhavina reached her career best of World ranking No 2 after she won the silver medal in the individual category at the PTT Table Tennis Championship held in Thailand in 2011. In 2013, Patel won a silver medal in the women’s singles Class 4 at the Asian Para table tennis championships held in Beijing.


Beating China is always difficult; be it the regular Olympic games or the Paralympics, but with her grit and undiminished dedication; Bhavina is all set to go for the gold.Definitely her achievement will be something which will be remembered for years in the history of Indian para athletics.All hail the Champion!!