History has been created by Bhavina Patel becomes the 1st Indian para paddler to make it to Class 4 Parra Table Tennie Final.
She defeated China’s M. Zhang 3-2 in a thrilling match to achieve this feat & will now play for Gold.
She defeated China's M. Zhang 3-2 in a thrilling match to achieve this feat & will now play for #Gold next!
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) August 28, 2021
Shot-putter and flagbearer Tek Chand threw his season best distance of 9.04m in Men’s Shotput F-55 event but finished last in the 8-man final. Para-acher produced his season best performance as he finished 3rd in the rankings round of the Men’s Compound rankings round with 699 points.
Shyam Sundar, India’s second archer in the event finished 21st with 682 points. In the Men’s Recurve rankings round, Vivek Chikara finished 10th with 609 points while Harvinder Singh with 600 points finished 21st. Earlier, Sakina Khatun ended the women’s 50kg powerlifting in 5th position with her best lift of 93 kg.
India at Tokyo Paralympics and Schedule: India recorded their best-ever performance at the recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Games with seven medals in their kitty (1 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze) and now the second most populated nation in the world is on the track for its best-ever showing in the Paralympics. This time around, India are competing in nine sporting event in Paralympics and the expectations are quite high as four athletes are ranked at the top spot in their respective events while six players are placed at the second spot and ten sportspeople are occupying the third place.
So far, India have managed to win just 12 medals in the colossal event since their first participation in the Paralympic Games in 1972. And, if the projected success materializes on the field, India could be among the top 30 in the medal tally.
Meanwhile, para table tennis player Sonalben Patel has become the first athlete from India to bow out from the quadrennial event. She missed out from qualifying for the Round of 16 after losing to South Korea’s Lee Mi-Gyu 3-1 (12-10, 5-11,3-11, 9-11) in Class 3 of Para Table Tennis.
On the other hand, Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel has reached the Round of 16 in the women’s singles class 4 round of table tennis following her thrilling 3-1 (11-7, 9-11, 17-15, 13-11) win over Megan Shackleton of Great Britain.
Men’s Javelin Thrown F57: Ranjeet Bhati at 3:30 pm IST
Jyoti Baliyan (India) vs Kerrie-Louise Leonard (Ireland) in women’s Individual compound (Open 1/16 Elimination) at 6:55 am IST.
Men’s Discus Throw F52: Vinod Kumar
Men’s High Jump T47: Nishad Kumar, Ram Pal
Men’s R1: 10 m air rifle standing SH1 – Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar, Deepak Saini
Women’s R2: 10m air rifle SH1 – Avani Lekhara
Men’s Discus Throw F59: Yogesh Kathuniya
Men’s Javelin Throw F46: Sundar Singh Gurjar, Ajeet Singh, Devendra Jhajharia
Men’s Javelin Throw F64: Sumit Antil, Sandeep Choudhary
Men’s P1: 10m air pistol SH1 – Manish Narwal, Deepender Singh, Singhraj
Women’s P2: 10 m air pistol SH1 – Rubina Francis
Men’s High Jump T63: Sharad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Varun Singh Bhati
Women’s 100m T13: Simran
Women’s Shot Put F34: Bhagyashri Madavrao Jadhav
Men’s Singles SL3: Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar
Women’s singles SU5: Palak Kohli
Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5: Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli
Men’s club throw F51: Dharambir Nain, Amit Kumar Saroha
Men’s Singles SL4: Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, Tarun Dhillon
Men’s singles SS6: Krishna Nagar
Women’s Singles SL4: Parul Parmar
Women’s Doubles SL3-SU5: Parul Parmar and Palak Kohli
Women’s VL2: Prachi Yadav
Women’s K44-49kg: Aruna Tanwar
Mixed P2-25 m pistol SH1 – Akash & Rahul Jakhar
Men’s Shot Put F35: Arvind Malik
50m Butterfly S7: Suyash Jadhav, Niranjan Mukundan
Men’s R7: 50m rifle 3 positions SH1: Deepak Saini
Women’s R8: 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 — Avani Lekhara
Men’s High Jump T64: Praveen Kumar
Men’s Javelin Throw F54: Tek Chand
Men’s Shot Put F57: Soman Rana
Women’s Club Throw F51: Ekta Bhyan, Kashish Lakra
Mixed R3: 10m air rifle prone SH1 — Deepak Saini, Sidhartha Babu and Avani Lekhara
Mixed P4: 50m pistol SH1 — Akash Manish Narwak and Singhraj
Men’s Javelin Throw F41: Navdeep Singh
Mixed R6: 50 m rifle prone SH1 — Deepak Saini, Avani Lekhara and Sidhartha Babu