Batra wins silver at IITF Polish Junior and Cadet Open
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Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 18:18
  
Batra wins silver at IITF Polish Junior and Cadet Open
New Delhi: Promising Indian paddler Manika Batra settled for a silver medal in the girls singles event at the IITF Polish Junior and Cadet Open after losing the summit clash to top seed Japanese Miyu Kato.

The Delhi girl, a surprise finalist and the seventh seed, lost the final 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 8-11 on Wednesday in Wladyslawowo, Poland.


The 17-year-old Indian had earlier ousted Japanese Ayane Morita and the fifth seed in the penultimate round in seven games.

In the quarterfinals of girls` doubles Japanese pair of Kato and Yui Hamamoto prevailed over Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee 3-2.

In August 2011 at the ITTF World Tour Chile Open in Santiago, Batra beat London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist, Kasumi Ishikawa, in the semi-finals of the Under 21 Women’s singles event.

PTI

First Published: Friday, May 24, 2013, 18:18


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