Bhavina Patel scripted history by becoming the first Indian table tennis player to secure a medal in the Paralympics.
She bagged the silver medal in women’s table tennis class 4 after a loss to World No. 1 Zhou Ying of China in the final on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Indian beat her Serbian opponent 11-5 11-6 11-7 in a quarterfinal match that lasted 18 minutes.
President and Prime Minister tweeted, congratulates her for the achievement.
Bhavina Patel inspires the Indian contingent and sportslovers winning silver at #Paralympics. Your extraordinary determination and skills have brought glory to India. My congratulations to you on this exceptional achievement.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 29, 2021