Gold Coast: India’s Manika Batra wins a gold medal in women’s singles after defeating Singapore’s Mengyu Yu in the final match.
With Manika Batra’s gold, and a bronze in badminton women’s doubles, India’s medal tally increases to 54.
After orchestrating India’s historic gold feat in women’s mixed-team event in table tennis, Manika Batra on Saturday afternoon battled her way to claim her maiden singles title at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast with a dominating 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7 win over Singapore’s Meingyu Yu in women’s singles final.
With this, she became the first Indian woman to win table tennis gold in women’s singles at Commonwealth Games.Manika seemed to be India’s biggest revelation in Gold Coast as she cruised her way into the third table tennis finale on Saturday morning.
She overcame world number four Tianwei Feng of Singapore 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11 in the semi-final round. It was her second consecutive win against the top seed after scalping victory in the team event as well. This was her third medal in Gold Coast with silver being the other which she had claimed alongside Mouma Das in women’s doubles on Friday.