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Manika Batra


Manika fights way back to win second national title

February 19, 2021 3:26 am

It was Batra’s second senior national title as she had won her maiden title in 2015 at Hyderabad. Earlier, Batra had finished a runner-up at Ranchi in 2017.

Manika Batra wins national title, eyes Tokyo Olympic spot via Doha

February 19, 2021 7:53 am

India’s top paddler Manika Batra returned to competitive table tennis for the first time since the pandemic. A win at the national championships gives her a boost, as she prepares to compete for a Tokyo Olympics quota.

In a non-Olympic year, Olympic-sized awards list for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

August 22, 2020 3:18 pm

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports goes against its own guidelines by announcing 74 winners across all the seven categories.

Rohit Sharma to Vinesh Phogat: Meet the five Khel Ratna recipients of 2020

August 23, 2020 9:14 am

The award ceremony will be held virtually on August 29, the National Sports Day, instead of the Rashtrapati Bhavan this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

TTFI recommends Manika Batra for Khel Ratna, three others for Arjuna Awards

June 02, 2020 5:39 pm

The federation has recommended veteran Madhurika Patkar, Manav Thakkar and Suthirtha Mukherjee for the Arjuna Award.

Manika Batra stuns World No. 26; G Sathiyan too wins at Hungarian Open

February 21, 2020 9:35 pm

While Manika Batra, ranked 67th, edged out Chen Szu-Yu 4-3, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan also made it to the pre-quarter-finals with a 4-0 against Noshad Alamiyan in men's singles.

Turning the tables: Another four-year wait for first ever Olympic spot in women's TT

January 26, 2020 11:12 am

Lower-ranked France deny Indian women’s TT team Olympic berth; Individual quota places still up for grabs.

Tokyo qualifiers: Men, women paddlers fail to book place on Olympic table

January 25, 2020 10:16 am

The Indian women’s team, seeded 17th defied all odds when they stretched the fifth seeded Romania to the final rubber of the best-of-five tie, only for Manika Batra to stumble at the final hurdle. A few hours later, the fifth seeded Indian men’s team were unexpectedly beaten 3-1 by Slovenia.

Indian men, women TT teams disappoint in Olympic qualifier

January 24, 2020 9:50 pm

Indian men and women failed to deliver as they went down to Slovenia and Romania respectively in the pre-quarterfinals of the Olympic qualifying team event.

Results prove parting ways with childhood coach was right decision, says Manika Batra

November 06, 2019 4:21 pm

The 24-year-old knew "people" will make a "big deal" out of her decision to part ways with Gupta, who was bestowed with the Dronacharya Award in August, but she felt the call was needed to improve her game.