Everything You Need to Know Bhavina Patel – An Indian inspirational wheelchair table tennis player 

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Bhavina Patel
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Bhavina Patel, an Indian para table tennis player, advanced to the knockout stages of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics after defeating Megan Shackleton of the United Kingdom 3-1 in a dramatic women’s singles match. Patel holds multiple gold and silver medals from national and international tournaments. The 34-year-old paddler has competed in multiple international games for India, winning numerous medals.

 

Here’s everything you need to know about Bhavina Patel:

Name: Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel

Born on6 November 1986

Birthplace: Mehsana, Gujarat, India

Hails from: Assam

Profession: Para table tennis player

Coach: Lalan Doshi

Height: 5.4 Feet

Weight: 55 kg

Achievements

Bhavina has competed in 28 international competitions for India, including the world championships, the Thailand Open, and the Japan Open. Five gold, thirteen silver, and eight bronze medals have been won by the 34-year-old. She is rated seventh in the world right now.

In 2011, Bhavina won the Silver Medal for India in the Individual Category at the PTT Thailand Table Tennis Championship, propelling her to World Number 2. Patel won a silver medal in the women’s singles Class 4 at the Asian Para Table Tennis Championships in Beijing in October 2013.

Bhavina Patel was also a bronze medalist in the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Asian Para Table Tennis Championship in Beijing, China. Bhavina is a laureate of the Sardar Patel and Eklavya Awards, among other honours.

Three interesting facts about Bhavina Patel:

1.) In 2004, Bhavina Patel relocated to Ahmedabad from her hometown of Sundhiya in Gujarat’s Mahesana district.

2.) Bhavina Patel was confronted with a financial difficulty, which added to her difficult trip. Blind People’s Association (BPA), an Ahmedabad-based organisation, came to her rescue and offered support to the para-athlete.

3.) Bhavina recently accepted a position with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), where she will work in the sports quota.

Bhavina’s Inspirational Words

Bhavina believes that a sportsperson’s mental strength is more important than their physical strength.

“To be victorious, you must train your mind. Then everything comes together. Regardless of whether you are crippled or not, I would advise you to never underestimate yourself. “Everyone has a special talent that can be discovered and developed,” Bhavina says.

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