Big blow to India’s hopes, former champion Manika Batra out of the race to win medal in singles

Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian players are doing consistently well in the Commonwealth Games 2022. India’s medal tally is increasing continuously, but in the meantime, India’s hopes have suffered a major setback. Actually, Indian table tennis star Manika Batra has been out of both the single and double categories. However, in the women’s doubles, she has reached the quarterfinals, where medal hopes remain intact. Earlier, Manika Batra had performed brilliantly in the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Manika’s magic was shown in Commonwealth Games 2018

It is worth mentioning that Manika Batra won 4 medals including 2 gold medals in Commonwealth Games 2018. Commonwealth Games 2018 was held in Gold Coast, but she failed to repeat her feat in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Actually, Manika Batra was participating in the Commonwealth Games 2022 in four categories including the Women’s Team Championship. Earlier, the Indian women’s team had defeated Singapore in the final at Gold Coast in 2018.

Manika Batra lost to Malaysia’s Karen Lynn

However, Manika Batra was out after losing against Karen Lin of Malaysia. The Indian player had to face defeat in this match by 11-8, 11-3, 11-9. Actually, during this match, Manika was seen struggling for her better form. As a result, the Indian player had to face defeat in the match. This is considered a big setback for India in the Commonwealth Games 2022, because Manika Batra was considered a strong contender to win the medal.

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