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The 34-year-old Indian beat her Brazillian opponent 12-10 13-11, 11-6 in a Round of 16 contest that lasted 23 minutes. She will meet Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia in the quarterfinals later in the day.
Bhavinaben Patel became the first Indian table tennis player to enter the Paralympic quarterfinals with a dominating win over Joyce de Oliveira of Brazil in the women’s singles Class 4 event at the Tokyo Games.
She is the only Indian left in the fray in the table tennis competition after compatriot Sonalben Manubhai Patel lost both her group matches on Thursday to bow out.
#Exclusive @BhavinaPatel6 creates history as she storms into quarterfinal with a smart and focused approach— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 27, 2021
Check out what she has to say about her QF match scheduled for 3:50 PM (IST) today#Cheer4India #Praise4Para #BhavinaPatel@PMOIndia @ianuragthakur @NisithPramanik pic.twitter.com/VaazWxa2wC