Bhavinaben Patel enters final of Tokyo Paralympics

New Delhi, 28/8:  Indian table tennis player Bhavinaben Patel has created history by reaching the final of the Tokyo Paralympics. The 34-year-old Bhavina, who had confirmed the medal, is now just one step away from gold. So far no Indian woman has won gold in the Olympic and Paralympic Games and now Bhavina has a golden opportunity. Born in Vadnagar, Gujarat, the journey to the Paralympics has not been easy for Bhavina. He has fixed this position by defeating polio.

Bhavina was diagnosed with polio at the age of just 12 months. He was born in a middle-class family in Vadnagar, Gujarat. When Bhavina reached the fourth grade, her parents took her to Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh for surgery. According to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bhavina initially ignored the seriousness of polio disease and did not take proper care. This made his illness worse.

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