Tokyo Paralympics - Day 3, August 27 - Bhavina storms into semis, Tek Chand in action - LIVE updates, Scores, Results, Blog, Medal
Action-packed day ahead for India as Bhavina Patel, Jaideep Deswal, Sakina Khatun get ready to clinch glory in Tokyo.
Welcome to the live blog of The Bridge on Day 3 of the Tokyo Paralympics!
The third day of the Tokyo Paralympics promises to be action-packed as India has a busy day ahead and a chance to open their medal book tally at the quadrennial event.
The star table tennis player, Bhavina Patel, has advanced to the quarterfinal with a 3-0 win over Brazil's Joyce de Oliveira, while compound archer Jyoti Baliyan finished 15th in the women's individual ranking round with a final score of 671.
On the other hand, Powerlifter Sakina Khatun finished fifth in Women's -50kg Powerlifting with a best of 93kg.
Archer Rakesh Kumar finished third in the Men's Compound Individual Ranking Round, while Shyam Sundar Swami finished 21st. Likewise, Harvinder Singh finished 21st in Men's Recurve Individual Ranking Round, while Vivek Chikara finished a commendable 10th.
Bhavina Patel creates history as she bypassed the reigning Paralympic champion, Peric Borislava, the World No. 2 from Serbia as she defeats her most comprehensively in straight games, 3-0, needing just 18 minutes to book herself a semi-final ticket!
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- 27 Aug 2021 1:33 PM GMT
We have a host of events tomorrow. The Men's javelin final in the F-57 category will take place with Rabjeet Bhati vying for a medal. The Women's singles table tennis semi-final will take place with Bhavani Patel vying for a place in the final. The Archery recurve will also continue elimination rounds will also continue. Do join us for the live coverage.
- 27 Aug 2021 10:46 AM GMT
Stunning performance from Bhavina - nobody could have seen this coming so smoothly! To get the better of such a strong opponent is no mean task but Bhavina proves her mettle again!
Read the full match report of the quarter-finals here!
- 27 Aug 2021 10:44 AM GMT
Bhavina defeats the reigning Paralympic champion in sheer style and with a lot of confidence to race into the semi-finals on her debut outing! Wonder woman, much?
- 27 Aug 2021 10:41 AM GMT
Bhavina Patel brought her A-Game to the table today and left the World No. 2 from Serbia, a multiple Paralympic medallist, seeking answers and finding none to Bhavina's attacks!
THE FINAL SCORE: 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 in just 18 minutes!
- 27 Aug 2021 10:40 AM GMT
THIS IS HUGE! BHAVINA PATEL BECOMES THE FIRST INDIAN PADDLER TO MAKE IT TO THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE PARALYMPICS!