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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.
And this victory is ours!!!! @BhavinaPatel6 Jai Hind!! 🇮🇳 @ParalympicIndia @Tokyo2020 @Paralympics @Tokyo2020hi @DeepaAthlete #Cheer4India #Praise4Para #Tokyo2020 #TokyoParalympics pic.twitter.com/j6fXTl5Yae— Arhan Bagati (@IamArhanBagati) August 26, 2021
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.