Manika Batra, born 15 June 1995 is an Indian table game player. As of April 2018, she is the top-ranked female table game player in India and ranked 58th in the world.
Manika Batra training and education
Batra was born on 15 June 1995. She lives in Naraina Vihar in Delhi and started taking part in table game at the age of four. Once winning a match in an exceedingly state-level under-8 tournament, Manika Batra started training under coach Sandeep Gupta who instructed her to switch to Hans Raj Model college where he ran his academy.
Batra turned down several modeling offers as an adolescent. once she was sixteen, she declined a scholarship to train at the Peter Karlsson Academy in Sweden. She studied at the Jesus and Mary school for one year before dropping out to specialize in table tennis.
Manika Batra best in career
In 2011, Batra won the silver in the under-21 class of the Chile Open. She represented India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, where she finished quarterfinalist, as well as the 2014 Asian Games.
She won 3 medals at the 2015 Commonwealth table tennis Championships, winning silver in the women’s team event with Ankita Das and Mouma Das as well as the women’s doubles event with Ankita Das and bronze in the women’s singles event.
Batra won 3 gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games, winning the women’s doubles event with Pooja Sahasrabudhe, mixed doubles event with Anthony Amalraj and women’s team event with Mouma Das and Shamini Kumaresan. Batra was denied a fourth prize at the Games by Mouma Das, who defeated her in the final of the women’s singles event. She qualified for the women’s singles event of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games by winning the South Asia group of the qualification tournament in April 2016. However, she looks at the 2016 Olympic Games transient, as she lost to Katarzyna Grzybowska of Poland in the initial round of the women’s individual event.
Manika Batra commonwealth games 2018
Batra led the Indian women’s team to a gold medal win in the final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia against the defending champions and 4-time gold medalists. The Singapore women’s table tennis team had ne’er lost in the Commonwealth Games since the game was inducted in the program in 2002. Batra defeated world number four Feng Tianwei as well as Zhou Yihan in India’s 3–1 win in the final.
Batra and Mouma Das won India’s maiden silver in the women’s doubles class at the 2018 Commonwealth Games losing to defending champions Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu of Singapore in the final. Manika Batra became the first Indian lady to bag a commonwealth table tennis individual gold medal in CWG 2018 by beating Yu Mengyu of Singapore. These games were like dream run Batra as she won four medals in four events she was taking part out of that two are gold, one silver, and one bronze medal.
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