Commonwealth Games 2022: India’s Bhavina Patel assured a medal by reaching the final of the women’s singles class 3-5 para table tennis event of the Commonwealth Games here on Friday. Tokyo Paralympic silver medalist Patel defeated Sue Bailey of England 11-6 11-6 11-6 to reach the final.
Confirmed another medal
The 35-year-old from Gujarat will face Nigeria’s Christiana Ikpeoi in the final on Saturday. Sonalben Patel, however, lost to Ikpayoi 11-8 6-11 4-11 7-11. With this, she will now face Bailey in the bronze medal match. Raj Aravindan Alagar also lost 11-7 8-11 4-11 7-11 to Nasiru Sule of Nigeria in the men’s 3-5 class semi-final. He will take on Isau Ogunkunle of Nigeria in the bronze medal play-off on Sunday.
These players also did amazing
India’s Manika Batra and Sreeja Akula entered the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games table tennis event here on Friday. Batra defeated Ji Minhyung of Australia 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10 to make it to the last 8. The 27-year-old table tennis player will have to overcome a challenge from Singapore’s Jian Jang on Friday (tonight) to reach the semi-finals.
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Akula was given a tough fight by Charlotte Carey of Wales but the Indian player won 8-11, 11-7, 12-14, 9-11, 11-4, 15-13, 12-10 in this difficult match. Sreeja will take on Canada’s Mo Zhang in the quarterfinals. Earlier in the day Manika and G. The pair of Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal and Akula won their respective matches to enter the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the competition.