Bhavinaben Patel made history by winning a silver medal in Table Tennis at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics in Japan. She lost to China's Zhou Ying in the final of the women's singles class 4 event.
She reached the finals after defeating world no. 3 China's Miao Zhang 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8.
Congratulatory messages poured in for the player who is a survivor of polio.
Bhavina Patel inspires the Indian contingent and sportslovers winning silver at #Paralympics. Your extraordinary determination and skills have brought glory to India. My congratulations to you on this exceptional achievement.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 29, 2021
The remarkable Bhavina Patel has scripted history! She brings home a historic Silver medal. Congratulations to her for it. Her life journey is motivating and will also draw more youngsters towards sports. #Paralympics— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2021
"I am always confident I can do anything and today I also proved that we are not behind and para table tennis is as ahead as other sports," she said.