Bhavinaben Patel is assured of not less than a silver medal on the Tokyo Paralympics.© Twitter
India’s para desk tennis participant mentioned she by no means considered reaching the finals of the Tokyo Paralympics and was solely targeted on giving her 100 per cent in each match. Bhavinaben continued her dream run within the ongoing Tokyo Video games on Saturday as she stormed into the finals after defeating Zhang Miao of China 3-2 in her Class 4 match. “If I carry on performing like this, I’ll undoubtedly win the gold medal. I by no means considered reaching the finals and solely targeting giving my 100 per cent and I did that solely,” mentioned Bhavinaben in a video by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
“And while you give your 100 per cent you’ll be able to win a medal. I’m mentally prepared for the finals and I simply wish to give my 100 per cent,” she added.
Bhavinaben created historical past by changing into the primary Indian to enter the finals of the Paralympic Video games desk tennis competitors.
Bhavinaben mentioned she has proved that nothing is unattainable after beating the Chinese language participant within the semi-finals.
“It is a huge achievement as I’ve defeated a Chinese language participant, everybody says beating a Chinese language participant is unattainable however I’ve proved nothing is unattainable. All the things is feasible if you wish to do,” mentioned Bhavinaben.
“I wish to thank everybody, PCI, SAI, blind individuals affiliation and TOPS as due to their assist I’ve reached right here,” she added.
The Indian paddler received off to a foul begin as Zhang took the opening recreation 11-7. The Chinese language paddler took 5 straight factors within the first essay to maneuver forward.
Bhavinaben then levelled the match at 1-1 after successful the second recreation 11-7. The second recreation noticed a neck to neck to struggle with Bhavinaben main the cost with a rating of 8-6 earlier than sealing the second essay 11-7.
She then got here all weapons blazing and began the third recreation on excessive as she took a lead of 5-0 within the essay. She then wrapped the sport 11-4 to maneuver nearer to the finals.
Within the subsequent recreation, Zhang got here again strongly and gained by 11-9 and took the match into the decider. However Bhavinaben held her nerves to complete the sport off in type.
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