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Bhavina Patel won the gold, and Sonalpin Manubhai Patel’s bronze in Para Table Tennis MIGMG News


Last updated: August 07 2022 02:19 Indochina time

Sonalpin Manubhai Patel (Twitter image)

Sonalpin Manubhai Patel (Twitter image)

Bhavina Patel won the gold as Sonalpin Manubhai Patel won the bronze in the women’s singles ranks 3-5 at the Commonwealth Games

Indian table tennis player Bhavina Patel won a gold medal in the women’s 3-5 singles category at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. The 35-year-old from Gujarat, the silver medalist at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, beat Nigeria 12-10, 11-2, 11-9 over Nigeria’s Ifchukud Christiana Ikbewe to crown her with a superb display at the quadrennial event.

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Bhavina reached second place in the world by winning the silver medal in the individual category at the 2011 PTT Thailand Open. Besides, she also won a silver medal in the Women’s Singles 4 category at the Asian Para Table Tennis Championships in Beijing in 2013.

In 2017, Bhavina took the bronze medal at the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Beijing. Sonalpin Manubhai Patel also awarded India a medal, taking bronze in the 3-5 women’s singles category. The 34-year-old Indian beat England’s Sue Bailey 11-5, 11-2, 11-3 in a play-off for the bronze medal.

However, Raj Aravidan Alagar lost to Nigerian Isau Ogunkunle 0-3 in the men’s singles classes 3-5 for the bronze medal. Weightlifter Sudhir also won a gold medal after writing a record at the Commonwealth Games in men’s heavyweight. In table tennis, grades 1-5 are for athletes in wheelchairs.

Weightlifter Para Sudhir had written a Commonwealth Games record for winning a gold medal in men’s heavyweight.

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