In a historic moment for India at the Tokyo Paralympics, it was assured of a silver medal. Paddler Bhavinaben Patel has stormed into the table tennis singles final as she eyes India's maiden gold in the competition. On Saturday morning, she was up against Miao Zhang of China in the semis, as the Indian shocked her in a hard-fought battle (7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8) within 34 minutes. She is scheduled to compete against Ying Zhou of China, who happens to be the world number one, and against whom the Indian lost in the opening game. After losing the opening game, Bhavinaben took the lead in the following two games, while the third game went in her favour in just four minutes. Miao displayed her sheer class as she struck back, hardly giving room to the Indian to gain the upper hand. And that's how she did it! 💪#IND's @BhavinaPatel6's winner that sealed her a spot in the Class 4 #ParaTableTennis gold medal final! Watch 🎥 👇#Paralympics — #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 28, 2021 ALSO READ: Tokyo Paralympics- Bhavinaben Patel assures India of medal in table tennis after reaching semis However, in the deciding set, Bhavinaben quickly raced to a 5-0 lead before the Chinese gathered pacer and made it 8-9. As the Indian took a timeout, she was just unstoppable, claiming the win with a couple of match points. Following her win, she said she wanted to give her 100% when she arrived in Tokyo, and eventually, the medal would make its way. She hopes to continue with the same confidence, aided by the blessings of the countrymen, as she would ride on the quest for the gold on Sunday. She claimes that she is ready for the final with her 100%. "When you give it a 100%, you are destined to win a medal" 🙏#IND's @BhavinaPatel6 is one step closer to scripting #ParaTableTennis history for her country, hear what she has to say 👇#Paralympics — #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 28, 2021 NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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