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Commonwealth Games 2022: Bhavina Patel confirms India's first medal in para-table tennis

Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Bhavina Patel confirmed a medal for India in para table tennis as she won in the women's singles semi-finals at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Bhavina Patel CWG 2022

Bhavina Patel


The Bridge Desk

Published: 5 Aug 2022 10:20 AM GMT

Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Bhavina Patel made history at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 as she has a confirmed medal at the prestigious multi-sporting extravaganza on her debut at the event.

The Gujarati para-paddler defeated England's Sue Bailey, 3-0 to set up a date with Nigeria's Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi for the finals of the Women's Singles Classes 3-5 event.

In the other women's singles semi-final, Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi took down Sonalben Patel and shot India's chance at having an all-Indian clash in the finals of the para-table tennis.

On the other hand, in the men's semi-finals, the 41-year-old Raj Aravindan Alagar also lost to a Nigerian opponent, Nasiru Sule, 3-1.

Both Sonalben Patel and Raj Alagar will be featuring in bronze medal clashes next.

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