Tokyo Paralympics: Bhavina Ends Magical Run With Historic Silver In Table Tennis

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India's para table tennis player Bhavinaben Hasmukhbhai Patel won silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020, reports Zee News.

She lost to the world number one Zhou Ying of China in straight games in the final of the women's table tennis Class 4 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium -- Table 6 on Sunday.

Bhavina, ranked 12th in the world, had made an incredible run to the final by beating the gold and silver medallist of the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

However, the world number one Zhou Ying overwhelmed Bhavina Patel in straight sets by 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-6) in just 19 minutes.

Bhavina thus made history for India on National Sports Day by becoming the first table tennis player from the country to win a medal in the Paralympic Games.

She also became only the second Indian female athlete to win a medal in the Paralympics after Deepa Malik, who bagged silver in shot put F43 in 2016.

The silver she won is India's first medal at Tokyo 2020 and 13th overall -- 4 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze.

With IANS Inputs

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