Paralympics: Bhavinaben Patel becomes first Indian to enter table tennis final

New Delhi : Bhavinaben Patel on Saturday scripted history when she became the first ever Indian to enter the final of the table tennis event at the Paralympics 2020 in Tokyo, thus ensuring a medal for India.

Patel won 3-2 in a hard-fought match to defeat her Chinese opponent Miao Zhang in a class 4 semifinal here on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Patel, stunned the world number 3 Zhang 7-11 11-7 11-4 9-11 11-8 in the semifinal match which lasted 34 minutes.

Patel will next take on world number one Chinese paddler Ying Zhou in final on Sunday.