Commonwealth Games 2018: Batra wins historic TT Women's Singles Gold

Manika Batra and Mouma Das

On April 13, Manika Batra and Mouma Das had clinched the silver medal in women's doubles category at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

Manika and Sathiyan put up a solid amalgamation of spin and powerful attack as they defeated their more experienced compatriots 3-0 (11-6, 11-2, 11-4). In table tennis, India have won a total of 7 medals (3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze).

The Indian foxed Feng for the second time in a row with smart use of her pimpled rubber for both defense and offense.

Right from the start, Indian paddlers never looked in the contention as Manika and Mouma failed to match the skill and tenacity of their opponents.

Manika Batra has been phenomenal in the Gold Coast Games after she completed her third medal win in Women's Team, Women's Singles and Women's Doubles events.

In the semi-finals, Sathiyan and Manika will face off England's Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho at the Oxenford Studios here on Saturday.

Batra had earlier won a historic women's singles gold and was also a part of the top-finishing women's team.

At present, India's medal tally reads twenty-five gold, sixteen silver and eighteen bronze.

Manika, coming in confidentally from her semi-final win against world No.4 Tianwei Feng from Singapore, did not let Yu settle into the match at all.

Manika and Mouma yet again proved their dominance on the table with a 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-5) thrashing of Malaysian pair of Ying Ho and Karen Lyne in the first semi-final.



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