CWG 2022, Table Tennis: Defending champion Manika Batra crashes out after quarter-final defeat in singles

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Commonwealth Video games 2022: Manika Batra’s title defence in girls’s singles got here to an finish as she misplaced 0-4 within the quarter-finals to Jian Zeng of Singapore. Manika, who received 4 medals in Gold Coast, is in peril of returning empty-handed from Birmingham Video games.

Manika Batra’s title defence in singles got here to an early finish at CWG 2022 in Birmingham (AP Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Manika misplaced her quarter-final 4-0 to Singapore’s Zeng
  • Manika had received 4 medals, together with 2 Gold in 2018 CWG
  • Manika additionally misplaced combined doubles quartes together with G Sathiyan

Manika Batra’s title defence in girls’s singles desk tennis got here to an early finish because the Indian paddler was knocked out within the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Video games 2022 in Birmingham. Manika was handed a crushing straight video games defeat by Jian Zeng of Singapore within the last-eight spherical.

Manika Batra steamrolled Australian Jee Minhyung 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10 within the Spherical of 16 however the top-ranked Indian paddler was ousted within the quarter-final. Manika, World No. 41, misplaced to lower-ranked Zeng 10-12, Sep 11, 4-11, 7-11 Within the quarter-final.

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After being utterly drubbed within the third sport, Batra, who regarded jaded and nervous, mounted a battle again within the 4th sport nevertheless it was not sufficient as Zeng brought on a significant upset within the girls’s singles class.

Manika had received Gold in girls’s singles, girls’s crew, silver in girls’s doubles and bronze in combined doubles 4 years in the past in a dream run in Gold Coast.

It has been a tricky week for Manika Batra on the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham because the Indian paddler was additionally knocked out within the combined doubles occasion.

MANIKA/SATHIYAN OUSTED

Manika and G Sathiyan who had received bronze within the combined doubles occasion in Gold Coast, had been knocked out within the quarter-finals after a 2-3 defeat to Malaysian mixture of Javen Choong and Karen Lyne.

Earlier within the week, Manika Batra-led India girls’s crew was not in a position to defend Gold within the crew occasion as they suffered a quarter-final exit at the same time as the boys’s crew defended their Gold medal.

SREEJA INTO SEMIS

Quite the opposite, reigning nationwide champion Sreeja Akula progressed to the semi-final in girls’s singles after beautiful World No. 52 Mo Zhang.

Sreeja additionally progressed to the combined doubles semi-final as they arrive from behind to beat Malaysia’s Leond Chee Fang and Ho Ying 5-11 11-2 11-6 11-5.

Manika continues to be in competition within the girls’s doubles occasion as she and Chitale Diya Parag progressed to the Spherical of 16.

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