Archive photo of Bhavinaben Patel.© Instagram
Star Indian para-table tennis Bhavina Patel won a gold medal here on Saturday in the women’s singles class 3-5 at the Commonwealth Games. The 35-year-old from Gujarat, who had won silver at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, beat Nigerian Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi 12-10 11-2 11-9 to cap off a stellar show at the quadrennial event. Bhavina took second place in the world by winning the silver medal in the individual category at the 2011 PTT Thailand Open.
She also won a silver medal in women’s singles class 4 at the Asian Para Table Tennis Championships in Beijing in 2013.
In 2017, Bhavina took bronze at the Asian Para Table Tennis Championships in Beijing. Sonalben Manubhai Patel also medaled India and claimed bronze in the women’s singles class 3-5.
The 34-year-old Indian defeated England’s Sue Bailey 11-5 11-2 11-3 in the bronze medal play-off.
However, Raj Aravindan Alagar lost to Nigeria’s Isau Ogunkunle 0-3 in the men’s singles classes 3-5 bronze medal play-off.
Para powerlifter Sudhir had also won a gold medal after setting a Commonwealth Games record in the men’s heavyweight.
In para table tennis, lessons 1-5 are for wheelchair athletes.
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