Bhavina Patel wins gold, Sonalben Manubhai Patel bags bronze in para TT at CWG | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Star Indian para table tennis player Bhavina Patel won a gold medal in the 3-5 category of women’s singles at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.
The 35-year-old from Gujarat, who won a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, prevailed 12-10 11-2 11-9 over Nigeria’s Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi to cap off a superb display at the quadrennial event.
Bhavina reached world ranking No. 2 by winning the silver medal in the individual category at the PTT Thailand Open 2011.
In addition, she also won a silver medal in Category 4 Women’s Singles at the Asian Para Table Tennis Championships in Beijing in 2013.
In 2017, Bhavina picked up a bronze medal at the Asian Para Table Tennis Championships in Beijing.
Sonalben Manubhai Patel also gave India a medal, winning a bronze medal in the 3-5 category of women’s singles.
The 34-year-old Indian beat England’s Sue Bailey 11-5 11-2 11-3 in the bronze medal play-off.
However, Raj Aravindan Alagar lost to Nigeria’s Isau Ogunkunle 0-3 in the men’s bronze medal play-off 3-5.
Para powerlifter Sudhir had also won a gold medal after setting a Commonwealth Games record for men’s heavyweight.
In para table tennis, classes 1 to 5 are reserved for wheelchair athletes.

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