The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Bhavina Patel for her performance in Paralympics and conveyed the country’s support for her success tomorrow.
India’s table tennis player Bhavina Patel created history at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday when she astonished her world world no. 3 Chinese competitor 3-2 to become the first table tennis player from the country to reach the final of the Paralympic.
This was Patel’s first victory against the former world number one Zhang Miao of China in the women’s singles Class four semi-final matches. The two players had met 11 times before.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “Congratulations Bhavina Patel! You played excellently. The entire nation is praying for your success and will be cheering for you tomorrow. Give your best and play without any pressure. Your accomplishments inspire the entire nation. #Paralympics,” Modi tweeted.
Bhavina won this match by 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8. She is the first athlete in the country to reach the women’s singles event of table tennis at the Paralympic Games.