Megan Shackleton of the United Kingdom was defeated 3-1 by Bhavinaben Patel of India. At the Tokyo Paralympics, the 34-year-old has qualified for the Women’s Singles Class 4 knockouts. Bhavina showed no compassion, winning the first game 11-7 in under eight minutes.
- Bhavinaben Patel has qualified for the knockouts of the Women’s Singles Class 4 knockouts at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
- The 34-year-old defeated Megan Shackleton of the United Kingdom 3-1 to go to the Round of 16.
Bhavinaben Patel, an Indian table tennis player, has qualified for the knockouts of the Women’s Singles Class 4 knockouts at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. At the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, the 34-year-old defeated Megan Shackleton of the United Kingdom 3-1 to go to the Round of 16.
Bhavina, who was playing at Table 5, showed no mercy to the young Shackleton, as she was right on the money from the start. The Indian was adamant about winning, as she won the first game 11-7 in under 8 minutes after the score was deadlocked at 6-6 at one time.
Shackleton, on the other hand, refused to give up, winning the second game 11-9 and bringing the contest to a close. In the third game, the British kept up their energetic play and led 11-10 at one point, but Bhavinaben Patel pulled off a fantastic comeback under duress to win it 17-15 and take a 2-1 lead in the tournament.
The fourth game, too, went down to the wire, and it looked like Shackleton might force the match into a decider when she led 10-7 at one point, but Sonalben Patel proved unstoppable and eventually won 13-11 to qualify for the knockouts.
11-7, 9-11, 17-15, 10-7 was the final score.
#TableTennis #Paralympics— The Field (@thefield_in) August 26, 2021
The winning moment for Bhavina Patel, who is now through to the knockout phase in Class 4 women's singles. 👏🏽
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