CWG Table Tennis: Manika Batra wins India's first women's singles gold

Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast Manika Batra Mouma Das reach TT women's doubles final

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.

This caps off a memorable edition of the Games for the Table Tennis team who have won seven medals at Gold Coast, including three golds, two silvers and two bronzes.

Earlier, in the bronze medal play-off, the Indian pair of Pooja Sahasrabudhe and Sutritha Mukherjee failed to quell the aggressive instincts of Malaysia's Ho Ying and Karen Lyne and went down 15-13, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7. Sharath, gold medallist in 2006 in Melbourne, guided India to the men's team title, winning crucial matches in semis against Singapore, and Nigeria in the final.

This was Batra's fourth medal of the Games. He defeated Canada's Alexander Moore 7-3 to take home the bronze medal.

Manika Batra's achieved a massive feat, considering that New Zealand's Chunlli Li, gold victor when the sport made its debut on the Commonwealth Games programme in 2002, stands out as the only non-Singaporean on the list of medallists in the event. He had missed out on a medal in Glasgow.

She also won a silver medal at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria before arriving in Gold Coast.

Sharath turned out to be India's next best performer with three medals - one apiece of each metal.

Just four days, young Manika Batra pulled off a stunner to shock world number four and a three-time Olympic medallist Tianwei Feng of Singapore 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 thus orchestrating a stunning 3-1 win over the defending champions Singapore. "We would have been happier if we had been playing in a gold medal match because at least you both get a medal".

The 22-year-old dominated throughout the match as she clinched straight games 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7 victory over Singapore's Meingyu Yu in the women's singles final.

Manika Batra reached women's singles final in table tennis. They beat the pair of Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das 11-6, 11-2, 11-4.

India ended their campaign in squash with two silver medals after Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa went down fighting in the women's doubles final.

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