Manika Batra Biography:
Manika Batra is an Indian Table Tennis Player and represents India in doubles, singles, and mixed doubles events. currently, she is ranked 63rd in the world in women’s table tennis. She was born on Thursday, June 15, 1995, in Delhi, India.
Manika has two siblings, an elder brother Sahil and an elder sister Anchal and both played table tennis. She was interested in table tennis and inspired by her siblings playing the sport.
In 2003, When she won the U-8 state-level tournament coach Sandeep Gupta spotted her talent and suggested her to join Hansraj Model School where he ran his table tennis academy.
She then joined Hansraj Model School and started training under Sandeep Gupta. Under the guidance of coach Sandeep Gupta, She participated and won medals in district competitions and state meets.
In 2011, she won her first national medal by winning Silver at the National Table Tennis Championships. Later that year, she made her international debut at the Chile Open and won Silver in U-21 Category Singles.
In 2014, she made her debut at the 2014 Commonwealth Games but was eliminated from the quarterfinals of the Women’s Singles event. A year later, she won the three medals, winning Silvers in Women’s Team & Women’s Doubles and a Bronze in Women’s singles at the 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships held in Surat, Gujarat.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Manika Batra|
|Profession||Table Tennis Player|
|Date of Birth||June 15, 1995 (Thursday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||26 Years|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
|School||Hans Raj Model School, New Delhi|
|College||Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi|
|Education Qualifications||College dropout|
|Hobbies||Doing nail art, Dancing|
In 2016, she won 4 medals in 4 different events, including 2 Gold medals in the Women’s Singles and Women’s Team, a Silver in Women’s Doubles, and a Bronze in Mixed Doubles at the 2016 South Asian Games held in Guwahati/Shillong.
Later that year, she made her debut at summer games and competed in the Rio Olympics 2016 where she ended his journey in the 1st round of Women’s Singles after losing to Poland’s Katarzyna Grzybowska.
Two years later, she won four medals in four different events, including 2 Gold medals in Women’s Singles and Women’s Team, a Silver in Women’s Doubles, and a Bronze in Mixed Doubles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast.
In 2021, she secured her berth at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles events.
Manika Batra Achievements:
- South Asian Games Guwahati/Shillong 2016 (Women’s singles): Silver Medal
- South Asian Games Guwahati/Shillong 2016 (Mixed doubles): Gold Medal
- South Asian Games Guwahati/Shillong 2016 (Women’s doubles): Gold Medal
- South Asian Games Guwahati/Shillong 2016 (Women’s team): Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Women’s singles): Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Mixed doubles): Bronze Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Women’s doubles): Silver Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Women’s team): Gold Medal
- Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 (Mixed doubles): Bronze Medal
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||183 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.83 m (in meters)
6’ 0” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||65 kg (in kilograms)|
143 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Girish Batra|
Mother: Sushma Batra
|Siblings||Brother: Sahil Batra|
Sister: Anchal Batra