Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra creates history on her way to win a gold

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Manika Batra wins gold in Commonwealth Games 2018 today. Image Source: twitter

XtraTime Web Desk: India made history a couple of days back as its women’s mixed table-tennis team won the very first gold in Commonwealth Games as a team. Member and that team and star TT player Manika Batra again made history today as she become the first Indian in the women’s division to win gold in women’s singles during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. She displayed a dominating performance against her opponent Meingyu Yu of Singapore. The result was 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7. It was her third medal in Gold Coast, the other one was a silver which she claimed with Mouma Das in women’s doubles last night.

She seemed to be India’s biggest revelation in Gold Coast as she cruised her way into the third table tennis finale on Saturday morning. Manika won a thriller against world number four Tianwei Feng of Singapore 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11 in the semi-final round. It was her second consecutive win against the top seed after scalping victory in the team event as well.

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