Bhavinaben Patel scripted historical past on Sunday when she turned India’s first medalist in Desk Tennis on the Paralympic Video games. The 34-year-old bagged a silver medal within the Tokyo Video games after she conceded a straight-game defeat to China’s Ying Zhou within the remaining.
Patel loved a stellar run on the Video games, defeating a defending champion within the quarterfinal and China’s World No.3 within the semis to setup the gold medal conflict.
She additionally opened India’s medal account on the Tokyo Paralympics.
Following the sport, Patel obtained reward from the Indian sports activities fraternity for her unbelievable performances all through the Video games. India’s first particular person Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra hailed Patel’s expertise and psychological resilience.
“Implausible efficiency by @BhavinaPatel6 to bag a silver and open India’s account within the #Tokyo2020 @Paralympics. Great present of ability and psychological resilience. Extraordinarily proud! #Praise4Para,” wrote Bindra.
The President of Paralympic Committee of India, Deepa Malik, who additionally gained a silver medal within the shotput occasion on the 2016 Rio Paralympics, recorded a video message to congratulate Bhavinaben Patel.
Olympian and India’s veteran desk tennis participant Sharath Kamal additionally congratulated Bhavina Patel. “What higher method to begin #NationalSportsDay at this time than this? Implausible to see a medal win in desk tennis on the @Paralympics. Many congratulations in your second place medal win, and the distinctive performances @BhavinaPatel6! #Praise4Para @ParalympicIndia,” wrote Sharath.
Former athlete PT Usha wrote, “My finest needs to everybody on Nationwide Sports activities Day at this time! Heartiest congratulations to @BhavinaPatel6 on profitable the medal @Tokyo2020 Paralympic Video games. That is India’s first ever Desk Tennis medal both at Olympics or #Paralympics.”
Former Indian cricketers VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Wasim Jaffer additionally congratulated the Indian athlete on the stellar achievement.