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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.

Bhavina Patel and Tek Chand

Bhavina Patel, Tek Chand will headline action on Day 3 of Tokyo Paralympics


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 27 Aug 2021 1:33 PM GMT

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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