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Commonwealth Games 2022 | Para athlete Bhavina Patel storms into table tennis final, assured of a medal

Bhavina Patel plays a shot during the Table Tennis Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 semifinal match at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, in Birmingham on August 5, 2022

Bhavina Patel plays a shot during the Table Tennis Women’s Singles Classes 3-5 semifinal match at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, in Birmingham on August 5, 2022 | Photo Credit: RYAN PIERSE

India's Bhavina Patel cruised to the women's singles class 3-5 para table tennis final and assured herself of a medal at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

The Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist thrashed England's Sue Bailey 11-6 11-6 11-6 to seal her final berth.

The 35-year-old Gujarat paddler will take on Nigeria's Christiana Ikpeoyi in the final on Saturday.

Sonalben Patel, on the other hand, went down to Ikpeoyi 11-8 6-11 4-11 7-11. She will now face Bailey in the bronze medal match.

Raj Aravindan Alagar also lost 11-7 8-11 4-11 7-11 to Nigeria's Nasiru Sule in the men's 3-5 class semifinal.

He will now cross swords with Nigerian Isau Ogunkunle in the bronze medal play-off on Sunday.


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