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Tokyo Paralympics: India got its first medal, Bhavina Patel won silver

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New Delhi: India has got the first medal in the Tokyo Paralympics. Table Tennis player Bhavina Patel has won the medal. She missed out on winning the gold by losing the final by a margin of 3-0.

Bhavina lost to Chinese player

In the final of Table Tennis Women’s Singles Class 4 at Tokyo Paralympics, Bhavina Patel was defeated by Zhou Ying of China 7-11, 5-11 , defeated 6-11.

India got its first medal

This is India’s first medal in the Tokyo Paralympics Games. Bhavina gave a good fight to Zhou Ying in the first game but the two-time gold medal winner of China did not give any chance to the Indian player once she regained her momentum and registered an easy straight game win.

PM Modi congratulated

PM Narendra Modi has congratulated Bhavina Patel. He wrote on Twitter, ‘Bhavna created history. She is bringing home the silver medal, congratulations to her. The journey of his life is inspiring and will attract more and more youth towards sports.

Finance Minister congratulated

Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman has congratulated Bhavina Patel. He wrote on Twitter, “Congratulations to Bhavina for winning the silver medal in the table tennis event of the Paralympics. Your perseverance and success will be an inspiration to many.

Rahul Gandhi appreciated

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also congratulated Bhavina Patel. He wrote on Twitter, ‘Congratulations Bhavina Patel for winning the silver. India appreciates your success. You have made the country proud.

childhood polio victim

Bhavinaben Patel, who was a victim of polio at the age of 1 year, said, ‘I do not consider myself disabled. I always believed that I can do anything and I have proved that we are not less than anyone and Para Table Tennis is also not behind other sports.

Waking up at 4 o’clock does yoga

Bhavinaben said, ‘My day starts at 4 in the morning and I try to bring mental concentration through meditation and yoga. Many times during matches we make mistakes in haste and lose points but I kept my emotions under control.

thank you coach

Bhavinaben said, ‘I want to thank my coaches who taught me the technique. It was only because of him that I could reach here. I also thank Sports Authority of India, TOPS, PCI, Government, OGQ, Blind Jan Sangh, my family.

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