After a slow start in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, India have finally secured their first medal courtesy to paddler Bhavinaben Patel who scripted history by defeating Serbia’s Borislava Peric-Rankovic in straight sets to storm into the semi-finals. So far in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, it has been China's show as they have already registered 20 gold medals to their name.
However, Patel’s glory did ensure India to become the latest country to come up on the medal tally. On the other hand, archers Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti failed to make it count in the mixed team compound, but the former did significantly well in Men’s Open Ranking round. With a plethora of events, lets take a look upon how did the Indian athletes perform in each of their events on Day 3 of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
India’s Performance on Day 3 of Tokyo Paralympics 2020
Table Tennis- Women’s Singles Class 4
Bhavinaben Patel first defeated Brazil’s Joyce de Oliviera in the Round of 16 match in straight sets. Entering the quarter-finals. Patel went on to get the better of Serbia’s Borislava Peric-Rankovic 11-5,11-6 and 11-7 to secure India’s first medal in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
Powerlifting- Men’s 65Kg
In what was speculated to be a tough challenge for the Indian contingent, Jaideep failed to secure a single lift in any of his three attempts of 160Kg, 160 Kg and 167 Kg respectively. However, it was China’s Lei Liu who lived up to his hype and registered a fourth consecutive Paralympics gold medal in powerlifting.
Athletics- Men’s Shot Put
Although Tek Chand managed to qualify for the finals and even went onto throw his best 9.04m, he finished last in the finals.
Powerlifting- Women’s 50Kg
Sakina Khatun was the Indian athlete who managed to secure the fifth place in Women’s 50Kg Powerlifting event. She managed to lift 93Kgs in her second attempt.
Archery- Mixed Team Compound
Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti registered sixth in the mixed team archery event after Kumar and Jyoti had a combined total of 1370 points. China, who won gold secured a Paralympics record of 1388 points.
Archery- Men’s Individual Compound – Open Ranking Round
Rakesh Kumar managed to secure a third place finish in the open ranking round after securing a total of 699 points. While in the Sport Class W2 segment, SS Swami finished 21st with a total of 682 points.
Archery- Men’s Individual Recurve
C Vivek finished 10th with a total of 609, whereas Harvinder Singh ended his disappointing run after slipping down to the 21st position with a score of 600.
Archery- Women’s Individual Compound
Jyoti ended her day after securing a 15th position finish courtesy to a tally of 671 points. She ended her last round with a 58.