Bhavinaben Patel has won India its first medal in table tennis at the Paralympic Games 2020. India’s Bhavinaben Patel lost her final against her Chinese opponent, ZHOU Ying by 7-11, 5-11, 6-11 in the class 4 table tennis category.
Bhavina recieved a lot of praise for her performance at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi said that the table tennis player has “scripted history” for India. Even the likes of Rahul Gandhi, Deepa Malik, Virender Sehwag and many others wished Bhavina on her victory.
Deepa Malik, the former para-athlete said that Bhavina patel has “given a gift to the nation on the national sports day”. Today, as in the National Sports Day was the “Most apt day to create history for any sportsperson,” added Deepa Malik
Let’s take a look at some of the reactions:
Congratulations to Bhavina Patel for winning the #Silver . India applauds your achievement. You’ve done the nation proud. #TokyoParalympics pic.twitter.com/WcsI64JEFu
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 29, 2021
Congratulations to #BhavinaPatel for creating history by winning India’s first silver medal in women’s singles class 4 table tennis event at the ongoing #TokyoParalympics .
A wonderful display of focus , hardwork and mental strength. pic.twitter.com/Ijh9LmfBTo
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 29, 2021
Congratulations #BhavinaPatel so amazing to win a medal at @Tokyo2020 on #NationalSportsDay . Perfect day to bring home the metal… A gift for entire nation . #praise4para @PTI_News @ianuragthakur @KirenRijiju @NisithPramanik @IndiaSports @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/2iMoO6Egow
— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) August 29, 2021
Congratulations @BhavinaPatel6 for winning India’s first medal at #TokyoParalympics. India is proud of you???????? #Paralympics #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/mPui9OLJAs
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 29, 2021
Congratulations #BhavinaPatel Proud of you. ????????
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 29, 2021
Where there is will, there is a way!
Your silver medal at #Paralympics will inspire a generation of sportspersons in India. So proud of you. pic.twitter.com/GFkBYIR1uO
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) August 29, 2021
Bhavina Patel was even wished by the President of India:
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
After losing the first game, Bhavina Patel could not stage a comeback as the Chinese player was dominating from the word go. This victory will mean a lot for India and for Bhavina Patel.
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