Tokyo Paralympics: Bhavina Patel enters TT final

Tokyo: 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.
By entering the semifinals on Friday, Bhavina secured the first medal for India in Table Tennis in Paralympics and the country’s first medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
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.
However, Bhavina lost the fourth set before the Indian made another brilliant comeback in the deciding set to clinch a spot in the final. The Indian would be facing another Chinese opponent, Zhou Ying, a player she had lost to in the group stages in the final on Sunday. (Agencies)