India’s Bhavina Patel cruised into the women’s singles category 3-5 para table tennis final and sealed a medal at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday. The Tokyo Paralympic silver medalist defeated England’s Sue Bailey 11-6, 11-6, 11-6 to reach the final.
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The 35-year-old Gujarat paddler will take on Nigeria’s Christiana Ikpeoyi in the final on Saturday. On the other hand, Sonalben Patel defeated Ikpeoyi 11-8, 6-11, 4-11, 7-11. She will now face Bailey in the bronze medal match. Raj Arvindan Alagar also lost to Nigeria’s Nasiru Sule 11-7, 8-11, 4-11, 7-11 in the semifinals of the men’s 3-5 category.
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He will now cross swords with Nigerian Isau Ogunkunle in the bronze medal play-off on Sunday.
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