Manika Batra: Table tennis star Manika Batra created history, became the first Indian woman to achieve this feat

Manika Batra

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Manika Batra

Manika Batra: India’s star table tennis player Manika Batra has created history. On Saturday, she achieved that position in the Asian Cup Table Tennis 2022 where no other female table tennis player could reach till date. Batra defeated world No. 6 in the bronze medal match. Star Indian paddler beats Hina Hayata in bronze medal match Batra beats Hayata 4-2 in 6 games to become first Indian woman player to win bronze medal in Asian Cup table tennis tournament . In this crucial match, Batra defeated his opponent 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 11-2.

Won historic medal after losing in semi-finals

Let us tell that earlier the Indian paddler had lost 2-4 to Mima Ito in the semi-final match. In this match, he had to face defeat by 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 7-11). After this defeat, Batra sizzled in the bronze medal match and captured the title.

Manika Batra’s journey in the Asian Table Tennis Cup 2022

Manika Batra

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Manika Batra

Batra’s journey in the ongoing Asian Cup 2022 tournament in Bangkok, Thailand began on Thursday. He put up a stellar first round win over world number 7 Chen Jingtong of China to seal his place in the second round. In the second round, world number 44 Batra defeated the fourth seeded table tennis player 4-3 at the Huamark Indoor Stadium. He won this tough match 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9.

After this hard-fought victory, Manika Batra qualified for the quarterfinals. In the last 8, she also played another tough match against Chen Tzu-yu of Taiwan and won 4-3. The star Indian table tennis player qualified for the semi-finals by winning the match 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9.

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