Tokyo Paralympics Games: Bhavina Patel creates history for India with silver win in Table Tennis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and congratulated her and said that her life journey is a motivation for India’s youngsters.


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India’s Bhavina Patel scripted history for the country with a silver medal win in Table Tennis at Tokyo Paralympics Games on Sunday.

Bhavina Patel lost 7-11, 5-11, 6-11 to World No. 1 Ying Zhou of China in the women’s singles class 4 final. The 34-year-old para-paddler won India’s first medal at Tokyo 2020 and 13th overall. 

Hailing Bhavina's silver medal win in table tennis at the Paralympics Games in Tokyo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and congratulated her and said that her life journey is a motivation for India’s youngsters.

"The remarkable Bhavina Patel has scripted history! She brings home a historic Silver medal. Congratulations to her for it. Her life journey is motivating and will also draw more youngsters towards sports. #Paralympics," Modi tweeted.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also lauded Bhavina Patel for her win.

"Congratulations to Bhavina Patel for winning the #Silver. India applauds your achievement. You’ve done the nation proud," Rahul Gandhi posted on Twittter.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh also tweeted, "Stellar victory for Bhavina Patel as she bags the Silver medal in Table Tennis at the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics. You have made the country proud. Keep shining Bhavina."

Bhavina Patel hails from Mehsana, Gujarat.

 

First Published:Aug. 29, 2021, 9:55 a.m.

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