Table tennis is rarely talked amongst the “sports enthusiasts” of the country. However, the 23-year old Manika Batra more than changed it in 2018. The tennis player has already won three golds in Asian Games, 2016. With 2018, she managed to create history.
In the Commonwealth Games this year, Batra led the women’s team to a gold medal victory against the defending champions, Singapore. In the doubles category, Batra along with Mouma Das gave India its maiden silver medal in CWG. Her performance in the games has been exemplary, especially with the big feather in the cap-
Defeating Yu Mengyu, Manika Batra became the first Indian woman to wear the individual gold medal in Table Tennis, CWG.