In the year 2004, when Bhavina Patel moved to Ahmedabad from her native village Sundhiya in Mahesana district of Gujarat, she was a simple, naive 17-year-old stepping out of home for the very first time. Today, she is an Eklavya awardee para table tennis player, who reigns over the 45 sq ft area of the ping-pong table like a boss!
Currently India’s No.1 (Class 4) para table tennis player, Bhavina is ranked at the 13th position internationally.
Her performance has been impeccable at top level competitions, including world championships like Thailand Open and Japan Open, among others. Bhavina, who has never let disability define her life on or off-court, has represented India in 15 international tournaments so far and brought home 10 medals. What this supergirl needs now is support and heartfelt wishes for her dreams of netting a gold at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics!