CWG: Manika, Mouma Bag Maiden Silver In Doubles Table Tennis
India’s sportswomen are putting up an incredible fight at every event in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. High on confidence after guiding the Indian women’s team to a historic gold, paddlers Manika Batra and Mouma Das claimed the women’s doubles silver in table tennis after losing their final 0-3 to Singapore’s Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu.
With this win, India won their first ever silver medal in women’s doubles table tennis competition
The Indians stormed into the table tennis final at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.
Manika and Mouma yet again proved their superiority on the table, but failed to match up to the Singaporeans who won with 5-11, 4-11, 5-11, thrashing the Indian duo in straight games.
They fought hard to clinch their maiden silver against the defending champions, a first ever for India in the Commonwealth Games.
Currently ranked no. 58 in the world, Manika has earlier guided the Indian women’s team win its first table tennis gold medal by trouncing world number 4 and Olympic medallist Feng Tianwei. She then defeated Yihan Zhou in four games to confirm the gold medal for India.
CWG 2018 final was the best thus far since India’s best showing in women’s doubles back in 2010 when Das and Poloumi Ghatak had secured bronze
With this victory, Manika has now became a famous name at the podium, having reached quarterfinals in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. A year later, she helped India bag a team silver and women’s doubles silver in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship. She qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by winning the South Asia Group qualification tournament.
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