Bhavinaben Patel on Sunday became only the second Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics after she signed off with a historic silver following a 0-3 loss to world number one Chinese paddler Ying Zhou in the women’s singles table tennis class 4 final in Tokyo. With this achievement, she becomes the first paddler to win a medal for the country.
Indian table tennis player Bhavinaben Patel clinched a historic silver medal on her Paralympic Games debut in Tokyo, becoming only the second Indian female athlete to achieve the feat in history.
She is the first table tennis player ever to win a medal at the Paralympics for India and the second female athlete after PCI chief Deepa Malik to achieve the feat.
High jumper Nishad Kumar clinched a silver medal in the men’s high jump T47 event at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 on Sunday. He made a jump of 2.06m and also went on to create an Asian record as the event turned out to be a good affair for the Indian para-athlete. He becomes the second India to win a medal in this Paralympics.
Here are some of the tweets regarding their excellance.
Congratulations to Bhavina Patel and Nishad Kumar on winning silver medals at the Tokyo2020 Paralympics and giving the country a wonderful #NationalSportsDay gift 🇮🇳🇮🇳 @ParalympicIndia pic.twitter.com/nouhKM6B2Z
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 29, 2021
Another #Silver for India on National Sports Day.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 29, 2021
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 29, 2021