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ITTF Rankings: Manika Batra becomes first female Indian to break into top 50

The 23-year-old from the national capital has climbed four places to reach the 47th spot in the latest rankings released on Wednesday. 

Jan 31, 2019, 08:30 AM IST

Manika Batra becomes first Indian to win 'Breakthrough Table Tennis Star' award

Manika also reached her career-best ranking of 52 in 2018 and became India's highest ranked female player.

Dec 12, 2018, 20:08 PM IST

Asian Games Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal, Manika batra enter mixed doubles semis, assured of medal

The Indian pair of A Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra progressed to the table tennis mixed doubles semifinals, beating North Korea 3-2 to be assured of a medal at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday.

Aug 29, 2018, 16:49 PM IST

Olympian TT player Soumyajit Ghosh marries girl who accused him of rape

Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for the 25-year-old in the year he attained a career-high 58th in the International Table Tennis Federation rankings.

Aug 06, 2018, 22:09 PM IST

G Sathiyan-Sanil Shetty settle for doubles table tennis silver in Thailand

The Indian duo of G Sathiyan and Sanil Shetty finished its campaign at the Thailand Open table tennis event with a silver in men's doubles.

May 21, 2018, 20:49 PM IST

India's TT player G Sathiyan signs with top German club

Sathiyan won a team gold, a silver in men's doubles alongside Sharath Kamal, and a bronze in mixed doubles with Manika Batra at the Gold Coast Games. He was also a part of the Indian men's team that finished 13th, its best ever performance, in the World Team Championships in Sweden last week.

May 11, 2018, 14:12 PM IST

Gold Coast CWG 2018 medal winners Manika Batra, Harmeet Desai recommended for Arjuna Award

Manika Batra, the country's only quadruple medallist at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, and Harmeet Desai have been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

Apr 20, 2018, 20:59 PM IST

CWG star Manika Batra recommended for Arjuna Award

The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) on Friday recommended Manika Batra, the country's only quadruple medallist at the Commonwealth Games, for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

Apr 20, 2018, 17:20 PM IST

Ready to pass on the baton of burden to Manika Batra: Sharath Kamal

Manika was the star of India's successful Commonwealth Games campaign with four medals including double gold in team event and women's singles.

Apr 19, 2018, 17:28 PM IST

CWG gold medallist Manika Batra hopes to be the Saina-Sindhu of table tennis

Manika Batra, who has become the toast of the nation after her sensational run at the Gold Coast Games, is hoping that she has done enough to spark a table tennis revolution in India like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu did for badminton.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Tamil Nadu government announces cash awards for CWG 2018 medal winners

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday lauded sportspersons from the state who had won medals at the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia, and announced rich cash incentives for their feats.

Apr 16, 2018, 15:00 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018: Sharath Kamal bags bronze in TT men's singles

Sharath Achanta Kamal ended India's fantastic table tennis campaign at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast by defeating England's Samuel Walker 4-1 winning Men's Singles Bronze Medal match. Sharath defeated Walker 4-1 (11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10) in the play-off match for the third place at the Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast.

Apr 15, 2018, 08:42 AM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Manika Batra storms into Table Tennis women's singles final

India's Manika Batra came through in a tight encounter to make her way through to the final of women's singles table tennis competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast on Saturday.

Apr 14, 2018, 10:11 AM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Indian paddlers ease into men's doubles semis

Indian paddlers dominated their respective opponents to enter the semi-finals of the men's doubles table tennis competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia's Gold Coast on Friday.

Apr 13, 2018, 12:15 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Manika Batra-Mouma Das reach TT women's doubles final

Manika and Mouma yet again proved their dominance on the table with a 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-5) thrashing of Malaysian pair of Ying Ho and Karen Lyne in the first semi-final.

Apr 13, 2018, 12:11 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Indian paddlers reach men's singles TT quarters

Sharath outplayed Australia's Heming Hu 4-1 (11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5) and will now clash against England's Liam Pitchford in the quarters on Friday.

Apr 12, 2018, 14:44 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Paddlers Manika, Mouma in singles quarters; Madhurika ousted

Manika thrashed local girl Tracy Feng 4-1 (11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7) to reach the last eight of the competition.

Apr 12, 2018, 11:53 AM IST

Sharath Kamal survives scare to enter pre-quarters at CWG 2018

India's top paddler Sharath Kamal on Wednesday survived a mighty scare against world no. 488 Javen Choong of Malyaisa, scraping through 4-3 in the men's singles round of 32 at the Commonwealth Games.

Apr 11, 2018, 20:31 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018: India men's team win gold in table tennis

While Nigeria aren't much known in the world of table tennis, they certainly pulled their weight in the Commonwealth Games. They beat a strong England side to run into Games favourite India. 

Apr 09, 2018, 16:18 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018: PM Modi hails women`s table tennis team, weightlifters and shooters on winning medals

The women`s table tennis team clinched a maiden gold in CWG 2018 on Sunday.

Apr 08, 2018, 22:34 PM IST