TOKYO: On Sunday, 29th of August Bhavani Patel won a Silver Medal after her defeat in a gold medal match with Zhou Ying of China 3-0 in women singles class 4 match. After winning the silver medal she has become the first table tennis player to win a medal for India in the Paralympic Games.
She told that she is very disappointed because she was not able to give her 100 per cent in the gold medal match. She also told to ANI that she is happy at one moment and nervous about others that’s why she was not able to give her 100 per cent but she also added that next time she was overcome all her shortcomings.
It is also said by the President of the Table Tennis Federation of India “Dushyant Chautala that the silver medalist Bhavani Patel will be rewarded with 31 lakhs. He told it on Sunday, during a press conference.
In just 19 minutes, China’s player Zhou Ying overpowered the Bhavani Patel straight set of 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-6). Bhavani said that she was very nervous because her opponent was very fast and had a huge experience.
On Sunday, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani congratulated her and announced a reward of 3 crores for the silver medalist Bhavani Patel. Under the state government’s Divyang Khel Pratibha Protsahan Puraskar Yojana.
“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,” Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, tweeted.