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Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran bag table tennis mixed bronze

16 April 2018
Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran bag table tennis mixed bronze

India added the women's doubles silver to the two team gold medals from the table tennis arena after Manika Batra and Mouma Das failed to challenge the might of the Singaporean combination of Tianwei Feng and Mengyu Yu in the final.

Overall, a 10-member Indian table tennis team secured eight medals (three gold, two silver and three bronze) medals in the Games, its best ever showing in the quadrennial event.

After winning the women's singles final on Saturday, Batra completed a memorable run at Gold Coast with another flawless performance to become India's most successful athlete at the Gold Coast Games.

Pallikal and Ghosal suffered a straight games defeat as they went down 8-11, 10-11‌ in the title clash.

Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy are in the final of the men's doubles badminton at the Commonwealth Games. Already 2-0 up, the story was similar in the third game, which saw Manika and Sathiyan dominating their compatriots throughout to complete the rout. Dipika had to endure the disappointment of not winning the mixed doubles gold in partnership but in joining Saurav Ghoshal on the podium, she helped him overcome the pain of an early exit in singles.

Manika Batra's multiple gold medal-winning feat made sure that she will be spoken of as the girl who inspired a whole generation of youngsters to take to the sport.

The Gold medal won by India's mixed badminton team is the country's first in that category at the Games.

She also won a silver medal at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria before arriving in Gold Coast.

"We still managed to get a silver four years later (2014 Glasgow gold medallists)".

Sharath turned out to be India's next best performer with three medals - one apiece of each metal. Today's victory was the third in the series of historic wins for India in women's table tennis. The Indian pair lost 8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11.

The Indian star then comfortably overcame Yu, who won the women's doubles crown with Feng yesterday, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7.