Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

CWG 2018: Manika-Mouma bag maiden doubles silver

CWG 2018: Manika-Mouma bag maiden doubles silver

Gold Coast: 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. It was their first-ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Manika seemed to be India's biggest surprise in Gold Coast as she kicked off her way into the third table tennis finale on Saturday sunrise.

On Thursday, the women's doubles pair of Manika Batra and Mouma Das went down to defending champions Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu 5-11, 4-11, 5-11 in the gold medal round. There, she claimed 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.

Medals won on Day 9: Day 9 started off on a positive note with Tejaswini Sawant winning a gold medal & Anjum Moudgil winning a silver medal in Shooting Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals. Divya Kakran also got home a Bronze medal for India in Wrestling defeating Sherin Sultana of Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan have entered the men's doubles final and are sure of medals.

Manika who is the highest ranked table tennis player in the country made her way into the final by beating the top-seed and world number 4 Tianwei Feng of Singapore in a thrilling five-set contest.

Later, Johnson finished second in Heat 2 of the men's 1,500m with a time of 3 minutes and 47.04 seconds.

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