(Last Updated on : 14/07/2016)
Manika Batra is an Indian table tennis player who earned fame in the table tennis hemisphere after she won the silver medal in the under-21 category of the Chile Open.
Early Life of Manika Batra
Manika Batra is an Indian table tennis player born on 15th June 1995. She is the youngest of three children haling from Naraina Vihar in Delhi
. Manika Batra began to play table tennis at the age of four. Manika Batra studied at the Jesus and Mary College for a year before dropping out to concentrate on table tennis.
Ranking of Manika Batra
Manika Batra is the top-ranked table tennis player in India and is ranked 115th in the world as of the world ranking of 2016.
Personal Life of Manika Batra
The elder sister of Manika Batra, Anchal also played table tennis from Delhi and had an influence on her during her early playing career. Manika Batra turned down many modelling offers during her teenage time. When she was 16, she rejected a scholarship to train at the Peter Karlsson Academy in Sweden.
Career of Manika Batra
In 2011, Manika Batra won the silver medal in the under-21 category of the Chile Open. Manika Batra represented India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
as well as the 2014 Asian Games.
Manika Batra in Commonwealth Games
Manika Batra won three medals at the 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, winning silver in the women's team event (with Ankita Das and Mouma Das) as well as the women's doubles event (with Ankita Das) and bronze in the women's singles event.
Manika Batra in 2016 South Asian Games
Manika Batra won three gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games, winning the women's doubles event (with Puja Sahasrabudhe), mixed doubles event (with Anthony Amalraj) and women's team event (with Mouma Das and Shamini Kumaresan).
National Career of Manika Batra
Manika Batra was denied a fourth gold medal at the Games by Mouma Das, who defeated her in the final of the women's singles event.
Manika Batra in 2016 Rio Olympics
Manika Batra was qualified for the women's singles event of the 2016 Summer Olympics by winning the South Asia group of the qualification tournament in April 2016.
Indian Table Tennis Players
Indian Table Tennis Academies
Table Tennis Associations in India