A stunning performance by Manika Batra in the ongoing Commonwealth Games has secured India’s first ever Women’s Table Team Gold medal in the completion. With this victory, India has now won seven Gold medals in the games.
Manika defeated Singapore’s Yihan Zhou 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 in the fourth match thereby giving India 3-1 lead and the first-ever Gold medal.
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated all three members of the women team for creating history at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. He said, “Congratulations to the Golden Girls – Manika Batra, Madhurika Patkar & Mouma Das – for bagging India’s first ever Women’s Table Team GOLD at Commonwealth Games..stupendous achievement.”
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted, “Girls continue their dominance among Indian winners at
#GC2018. 16-year-old Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu shot their way to Gold & Silver in Women’s 10m Air Pistol. Women’s tennis team led by Manika Batra stuns defending champions Singapore in TT. Proud of you girls.”
As a teenager, Manika was offered with many modelling assignments, but she turned them down in order to focus on the game. Earlier this year, the 20-year-old sensation had defeated World No. 24 Zhang Mo, at the ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open.
Manika Batra has been a top Twitter trend since she secured India its first-ever Team Gold in the Games.
News Flash: Manika Batra you beauty!! India beat mighty Singapore 3-1 in Final to win GOLD medal in Table Tennis (Women’s Team event) thanks to Manika winning 2 Singles matches. It’s 7th Gold Medal for India #CWG2018 pic.twitter.com/y7HMcz2X7h
— India@Sports (@India_AllSports) April 8, 2018
#GC2018TableTennis : Zhou Yihan loses 0-3 (7-11, 4-11, 7-11) to Manika Batra. Batra delivers the winning point as #India beat #OneTeamSG 3-1 in the women’s team final to win the gold. pic.twitter.com/ZPQFPRluSv
— ST Sports Desk (@STsportsdesk) April 8, 2018
On Sunday Girls are creating magic in #CWG2018 for India. After #shooting & #weightlifting now Indian women’s table tennis team has won the gold medal. Well done Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Madhurika Patkar, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Sahasrabudhe. #CommonwealthGames2018 pic.twitter.com/1xfwA8Grji
— Raghubar Das (@dasraghubar) April 8, 2018
Incredible scenes at #GC2018. India defeats top seeded Singapore ?? 3-1 to clinch ? in the #GC2018TableTennis women’s team final. Manika Batra the standout player by a distance. Spectacular win, gets India the 7th gold
— Masakadzas (@Nesenag) April 8, 2018