Paralympic silver medalist Bhavina Patel clinched bronze medal at Asian Para Games 2023, achieving third place in Table Tennis Women's Singles - Class 4 after her semifinal loss to China's Gu Xiaodan. (Medal Tally | Full Coverage | Sports News)
Bhavina lost 7-11,11-6,6-11,7-11 to her Chinese opponent Xiaodan.
Bhavina Patel grabs Bronze for 🇮🇳🥉!@BhavinaOfficial, the TT sensation, secures a spectacular Bronze in Table Tennis Women's Singles - Class 4 event at the #AsianParaGames2022.🏆💪✌️— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) October 25, 2023
A massive congratulations to the champion 🏓🇮🇳! Keep the medals coming! 🥳👏… pic.twitter.com/ZeKoIbKe8r
A left-handed player with many tricks in her bag, Patel's moment of glory arrived when she won a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and a silver at the Tokyo Paralympics in her category. She was diagnosed with polio when she was just one, and has been wheelchair-bound nearly all her life. For years, she felt she was a burden on her parents. But table tennis has given her purpose and renown. Patel has a habit of screaming “fight!” after winning a point, and a fighter she certainly is.