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India At Asian Para Games 2023: Bhavina Patel Grabs Bronze In Women's Table Tennis Singles-Class 4 Section

Bhavina lost 7-11,11-6,6-11,7-11 to her Chinese opponent Xiaodan.

Bhavina Patel poses with her Para Table Tennis gold medat at Commonwealth Games 2022.
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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.

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.

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