New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the Centre's stand on a petition by Manika Batra, who was left out of the...
Playing a tournament after two-year hiatus, State paddler shines in WTT Contender tournament
Indian duo, who had last played together in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, outplayed Hungary's Dora Madarasz and Nandor Ecseki 3-1 to win the mixed doubles title
Pairs with Sathiyan to reach mixed doubles final
While Gunnasekaran beat France's Can Akkuzu 3-1 in the men's singles opening round, Manika got the better of Sabina Winter of Germany 3-2
Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Long has won every singles title in the sport, and is the reigning world champion as well.
Manika rallied from 0-2 down to secure a 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7 victory over Margaryta in a match that lasted 57 minutes at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday.
Manika returned to beat 94th-ranked Tin-Tin Ho of Britain 4-0 in her singles opener while Sutirtha made a strong impression on her Olympics debut with a come from behind 4-3 win against 78th-ranked Linda Bergstrom of Sweden.
Manika wasted no time and won the match in four straight games 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 11-9 in exactly 30 minutes. Indian paddler never seemed fazed by Tin-Tin Ho during the whole match.
The mixed pair of A. Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra that won a bronze in Jakarta Asian Games run into the left-right combination.
Veteran Sharath Kamal will be representing India in his fourth Olympics while Manika Batra in her second.
The campaign featuring boxers MC Mary Kom and Vikas Krishan Yadav along with table tennis player Manika Batra was shot in Pune and Patiala during the training sessions of the athletes.
Sharath and Manika had already secured their singles berth on Thursday and will now also compete as a doubles pair at the delayed Tokyo Games
Manika, ranked 63 in women's singles, beat Chinese Taipei's Hsien-Tzy Cheng 3-0. Manika held her own to beat her opponent in straight sets 11-5, 11-9, 11-9. The 2018 Asian Games bronze medallist will face Japanese world No. 3 Mima
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