India’s Bhavina Patel scripted history on Saturday by becoming the first Indian table tennis player to enter the final in the Paralympics after a win over world number 3 Zhang Miao of China in the women’s singles Class 4 event at Tokyo Paralympic.
Bhavina beat Zhang Miao by 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8 and marked her victory to reach into final.
Bhavina will take on China’s Ying Zhou in the gold medal match on Sunday.
Earlier, the 34-year-old defeated world number 5 Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 in straight games in the semi-finals.
“I could win my final match due to the support of the people of India. Please keep supporting me so that I can win my semifinal match,” Patel said after her semi-final match.