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Paralympics 2021: Bhavina Patel Wins Historic Silver in Table Tennis; Cricketers Send Congratulatory Messages

India's Bhavinaben Patel at Tokyo Paralympics (SAI)

India's Bhavinaben Patel at Tokyo Paralympics (SAI)

In what is an historic day for Indian sports, paddler Bhavina Patel won a silver medal for the country in the Tokyo Paralympics Games. Participating in the women’s individual Class 4 Table Tennis on Sunday, Patel, ranked World No.12, went down to World No.1 and London Games Gold Medallist, Zhou Ying in straight Games 7-11, 7-11, 6-11 in 19 minutes.

In what is an historic day for Indian sports, paddler Bhavina Patel won a silver medal for the country in the Tokyo Paralympics Games. Participating in the women’s individual Class 4 Table Tennis on Sunday, Patel, ranked World No.12, went down to World No.1 and London Games Gold Medallist, Zhou Ying in straight Games 7-11, 7-11, 6-11 in 19 minutes.

On this occasion, a host of cricketers congratulated the medallist.

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar congratulated her and wrote, “What a wonderful news for all of India on #NationalSportsDay. Congratulations on the silver medal @BhavinaPatel6. This is a historic achievement! Every medal we win will inspire millions into the sport, & sow the seeds for more medals in future. Good start for us at #Paralympics."

VVS Laxman wasn’t far behind. He tweeted, “Silver medal for India. Many Congratulations to #BhavinaPatel who has created history by becoming the first Indian para-paddler to win a medal in #Paralympics history.Flag of IndiaTable tennis paddle and ball."

Virender Sehwag also tweeted, “Congratulations to #BhavinaPatel for creating history by winning India’s first silver medal in women’s singles class 4 table tennis event at the ongoing #TokyoParalympics. A wonderful display of focus , hardwork and mental strength."

There are a few other medal contenders for India left in fray.

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first published:August 29, 2021, 12:55 IST