Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Live Updates: Paddler Bhavina Patel enters final, archer Rakesh Kumar progresses

Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Live Updates: Paddler Bhavina Patel enters final, archer Rakesh Kumar progresses

Paddler Bhavina Patel continued her giant-killing march at the Tokyo Paralympics, as she ousted Chia’s world No. 3 Zhang Miao to enter the gold-medal match of women’s singles Class 4 event. Stay with Times of India to get all the live updates on Paralympics 2020, India Events at Paralympic Games, Results, Medal Table and more

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09:17 (IST) Aug 28
Archer Rakesh Kumar progresses

India’s Rakesh Kumar defeated Hong Kong’s Ka Chuen Ngai 144-131 to win his 1/16 Elimination match of men’s individual compound archery event. Rakesh will next take on Marian Marecak of Slovenia in the Round-of-16 match on Aug 31 at 7:15 am IST.

08:51 (IST) Aug 28
Coming up

The second of India’s compound archers, Rakesh Kumar, will face Hong Kong’s Ka Chuen Ngai in the 1/16 Elimination match

08:13 (IST) Aug 28
The celebration after a historic win


07:37 (IST) Aug 28
I am ready for the final: Bhavina

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07:31 (IST) Aug 28
PCI president lauds Bhavina’s semifinal victory

07:17 (IST) Aug 28
This is how Bhavina did it

This is how Bhavina did it
Graphic courtesy: @ParalympicIndia Twitter

07:14 (IST) Aug 28
Congratulations pour in for Bhavina


07:06 (IST) Aug 28
At the archery venue…

India’s Shyam Sundar has been eliminated by USA’s Matt Stutzman 139-142 in the 1/16 round.

07:03 (IST) Aug 28
Bhavina to play for gold

The Indian will take on another Chinese in the final, world No. 1 Zhou Ying, for top spot on the podium tomorrow (Aug 29) at 7:15 am IST.

06:59 (IST) Aug 28
Bhavina wins

In her 11 previous encounters with China’s world No. 3 Zhang Miao, India’s Bhavina Patel had never won. And she chose the biggest match of her career at the biggest stage of them all to end the winless streak against the Chinese. What a victory!

06:56 (IST) Aug 28
Bhavina Patel enters FINAL

Bhavina Patel WINS! The Indian paddler enters a historic women’s singles Class 4 FINAL with a 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8 victory over China’s Zhang Miao.

06:49 (IST) Aug 28
Bhavina races to a 5-0 lead in the deciding game.

06:47 (IST) Aug 28
Zhang Miao wins Game 4

Women’s Singles Class 4 TT Semifinal: China’a Zhang Miao comes back to win Game 4 by 11-9 against Bhavina Patel to take the match into the deciding fifth Game.

06:40 (IST) Aug 28
Bhavina asks for a time-out leading 3-2 in Game 4 of her semifinal against China’s Zhang Miao. Bhavina leads 2-1 and is just a game away from entering the gold-medal match.

06:38 (IST) Aug 28
Bhavina wins Game 3

Women’s Singles Class 4 Semifinal: Dominant Bhavina Patel wins Game 3 by 11-4 to take a 2-1 lead over China’s Zhang Miao

06:35 (IST) Aug 28
Dominant start to Game 3 by Bhavina, leads the Chinese 5-1

06:33 (IST) Aug 28
Women’s Singles Class 4 Semifinal: Bhavina levels the match at 1-1 after winning the second game 11-7 against China’s Zhang Miao

06:30 (IST) Aug 28
It’s 5-5 in Game 2, as Bhavina tries to stay close to the heels of her Chinese opponent

06:26 (IST) Aug 28
Bhavina Patel loses first game

The Indian began well but China’s Zhang Miao edged Bhavina to take the first game 11-7

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