Bhavinaben Patel suffered straight games defeat to China's Zhou Ying on Sunday. But India officially open its medal account in Tokyo Paralympics
Patel became the first Indian to enter the final of a table tennis event in the Paralympics with a hard-fought 3-2 win over China's Miao Zhang
She will take on world number one Chinese paddler Ying Zhou in the gold medal clash on Sunday
Bhavinaben is the only Indian left in the fray in the table tennis competition after compatriot Sonalben Manubhai Patel lost both her group matches on Thursday to bow out
Patel has three points from two games and moves to the knockout round along with table leader Ying
Both the Indian table tennis players lost to their respective Chinese opponents
The Indian duo of Manika Batra and G Sathiyan outplayed Hungary's Dora Madarasz and Nandor Ecseki 3-1 to win the mixed doubles title.
Ma Long defended his Olympic title defeating teammate and top-ranked player Fan Zhendong 11-4, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7.
Manika had personal coach Sanmay Paranajpe at the Games but he was only allowed to train with her and was denied venue access
With the defeat, India's challenge has ended in table tennis at the Tokyo Games. Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee and G Sathiyan have all exited
Sharath struggled in the first game but pulled himself up just in time to win 2-11 11-8 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-9 in the 49-minute second-round contest
Manika, ranked 62, made a remarkable comeback after losing the first two games to beat Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska in a second round match
World number 62 Manika beat Tin-Tin Ho 4-0 in her singles opener while Sutirtha, on her Olympics debut, secured a thrilling 4-3 win against Linda Bergstrom
Batra is miffed as her personal coach Sanmay Paranjape has not been granted permission to stay in Olympic village and can be present only during training sessions
Asian Games may have the presence of continental powerhouses like China, Korea and Japan but the Olympics are a different ball game altogether
Manika Batra, ranked 62, though got an easy women's singles first round where she will face Great Britain's Ho Tin-Tin, ranked 32 places below her
The six table tennis players to represent US at Tokyo Olympics are all Asian Americans
G Sathiyan feels he is a much better player than he was at the 2018 Asian Games, where he won his two matches against Japan in the quarterfinals
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