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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Ahead at right time, Bhavina Patel wins knife-edge thriller; through to the knockouts

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Bhavina Patel battled her way through to the Tokyo Paralympics women's singles, Class 4 knockout round after beating Great Britain Megan Shackleton A 3-1 in a thrilling group match.

India's para table tennis player Bhavina Patel defeated Megan Shackleton of Great Britain 3-1 in a thrilling match of Group A in women's singles - Class 4 in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics on Thursday.

Bhavina saved the game point in the fourth game and then took the lead to clinch the match.

With this 3-1 win (11-7, 9-11, 17-15, 13-11) Bhavina has qualified for the next round.


Also, India paddler Sonal Patel suffered a defeat against China's Qian Li by 3-2 in her opening match of Group D in women's singles - class 3 on Wednesday.

World number 4 Qian Li defeated Sonal in five sets 3-2 (9-11, 11-3, 15-17, 11-7, 11-4) in 36 minutes. Sonal Patel will now take on South Korea's Mi Gyu Lee later on Thursday in her second Group D match.

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