Tokyo Paralympics: India's Bhavinaben Patel Qualifies For Women's Singles Table Tennis Quarters
India's para table tennis player Bhavinaben Patel on Friday qualified for the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Paralympics after a scintillating 3-0 win over Joyce de Oliviera of Brazil in her Class 4 Round of 16 match.
- Bhavinaben Patel qualified for women's singles table tennis quarters
- Bhavinaben defeated Joyce de Oliviera of Brazil in straight games
- Bhavinaben will be in action later in the day for her quarters clash
India's para table tennis player Bhavinaben Patel on Friday qualified for the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Paralympics after a scintillating 3-0 win over Joyce de Oliviera of Brazil in her Class 4 Round of 16 match. Bhavinaben defeated Joyce in three straight games 3-0 (12-10, 13-11, 11-6) to clinch victory and move into the next round. Joyce started the game on a high as she took a lead but Bhavina came back strongly to save a game point and take the first set 12-10.
The Indian paddler continued to dominate the match and took the second game 13-11 against the Brazilian. Bhavinaben was trailing at one point with a score of 7-10 and saved all three game points to seal the game 13-11.
In the third essay, Bhavinaben came back from 0-3 to seal the game 11-6 and move into the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win.
Bhavinaben had defeated Megan Shackleton of Great Britain 3-1 in a thrilling match on Thursday.
Also, India's para table tennis player Sonalben Patel lost against Lee Mi-gyu of South Korea in Group D of women's singles -- Class 3 on Thursday.
Mi-gyu defeated Sonalben 3-1 (10-12, 11-5, 11-3, 11-9) and the entire match lasted for just 30 minutes.