Manika Batra wins historic Table Tennis gold


Gold Coast, April 14: A day after she won silver in the women’s doubles event, top-ranked Indian female paddler Manika Batra went one up on her performance and clinched a gold medal in the women’s singles Table Tennis final. She dished out a clinical performance to win the contest 4-0 against Singapore’s Mengyu Yu and become the first Indian woman to win gold in the women’s singles event at the Commonwealth Games.
This is Batra’s third medal of the tournament having earlier won a gold medal in women’s team event as well. Not once was Batra’s dominance challenged as the Indian won it rather easy: 11-7, 11-6, 11-2 and 11-7. Earlier in the day, she had beaten another Singaporean Tianwei Feng. (TNN)