Manika Batra Biography Height Age Caste [Table Tennis Gold Medal In CWG 2018]
Manika Batra is declared to be the top-ranked table tennis player (Female) in India. In April 2018, Batra earned the 58th rank in the world’s leading table tennis players’ list. In current Common Wealth Games 2018, Batra had won over world’s no.4 table tennis player twice in a single week. 22 years old Manika has successfully managed to reach to the Top Rank in India by defeating biggies in CWG2018.
|Full Name||Manika Batra|
|Born On||15th June 1995|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
|Profession||Table Tennis Player|
|Parents||Father: Girish Batra|
Mother: Sushma Batra
|Siblings||Brother: Sahil Batra|
Sister: Anchal Batra
|First State Level Win||2003 (Age 8)|
|School||Hans Raj Model School|
|College||Jesus & Mary College|
Birth & Education Details
Manika was born and brought up in Delhi. She and her family live in Narain Vihar in Delhi. Her two siblings, a brother Sahil and sister Anchal also play Table Tennis. Youngest of all, Manika started playing table tennis when she was only 4 years old.
She wanted to pursuit her career in Table Tennis since she was at her early age. At the age of 8, Batra, for the first time, participated in state level championship (under 8) and won a crucial match. Since then she concentrated on Table Tennis.
She went to Hans Raj Modern School where her mentor Sandeep Gupta has his academy. Along with her studies, she kept on practising for her table tennis. After schooling, she went to Jesus and Mary College. After a year of study in the college, she dropped out from there. She wanted to give her 100% time and dedication to her game. So she had to leave her studies.
Manika hailed from a family of 5 members in Delhi. Her father, Girish Batra is suffering from some mental disease since long. Manika’s two siblings used to play Table Tennis when she was introduced to the game at very early age.
Influenced by her elder siblings, she started playing the game when she was 4 years old. Despite being ill, Batra’s father supported her in her every success and failure in life until now. Manika is interested in dancing as well. Since her teen age, she was getting modelling offers. However, she rejected all the offers to pursuit her career in table tennis.
- Batra started her career in 2003 when she was 8 years old. She participated in Under-8 State Level Championship. She won a crucial match there as well.
- After that she represented India at the Under-21 of Chile Open in 2011. She did not continue longer in the series, though. In the year 2014, she participated in Common Wealth Games where she got back home after defeated in the quarter finals.
- In 2015, she went to Common Wealth Table Tennis Championship. She won silver in women’s team event, silver in doubles and finally bronze in singles in the championship trophy.
- In 2016, she appeared in South Asia Game and won three gold medals in the series. Finally in the singles, she was lost to another Indian Mouma Das. However, she successfully bagged three Gold Medals during the Game.
- In 2018, she beat two leading tennis players in the world in Common Wealth Games in Singapore. She has bagged the title of Top-Ranked table Tennis Player in India. Also she has reached to the 58th position in the World Rank.
Achievements & Awards
- 2011: Batra won a Silver Medal in Chile Open. It was an Under-21 Game where she participated, represented India and bagged the medal.
- 2015: In Common Wealth Games she won two silver and one bronze medal during the game. In Women’s Team Event she won Silver, along with Mouma and Ankita Das. In the doubles, with Ankita, she won again and bagged Silver medal. Finally in the singles, she won a Bronze in CWG2015.
- 2016: In 2016, she participated in Women’s Team event with Mouma & Kamini. She won Gold in the match. In mixed doubles, she appeared with Anthony Amalraj and won Gold in South Asia Games. In women’s doubles, she played with Pooja and again bagged a Gold Medal too.
- 2018: In 2018, she participated in Common Wealth Games and won 2 Gold Medals in 4 matches. She led the women’s team where she defeated Singapore Team and won the Gold Medal. This is the first time, since 2002, that Singapore Team lost in CWG. She, along with Mouma won Silver Medals in doubles. In Singles she won a Bronze this year.
- 2018: She was declared as the Top Ranked Table Tennis Player in India. She defeated 4 times Gold Medal winner, Singapore Team. She also defeated Yu Mengyu who is No. 4 ranked player in World’s Top Table Tennis Players.