Who is Manika Batra? Know the Table Tennis star’s bio, career, parents, coach and more

Know everything from her childhood to her career stats, about Manika Batra, India's lead paddler at the Tokyo Olympics.

Manika Batra
Manika Batra
NameManika Batra
Date of Birth15 June, 1995
Birth PlaceDelhi, India
Sport/Event(s)Table Tennis
Current World Ranking62 (2021)
Major achievementsGold at Commonwealth Games 2018
Three Golds at South Asian Games 2016

Manika Batra, India’s No.1 female table tennis player is all set to bring glory to the country at Tokyo 2020. She will be playing her second Olympic games after making the cut easily. She burst into the scenes in 2018 at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games where she stunned the field to win the gold medal in singles.

Manika Batra’s career

Manika Batra
Manika Batra

As a youngster, Manika won three golds at the South Asian Games 2016 beating some formidable opponents and thus showcased her talent. She finally got the deserved recognition in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she won 4 medals in all the 4 events she competed. She beat Ye Mengyu of Singapore in the women’s singles final to win a historic gold. She also won a gold in the women’s team event, where the young Indian contingent beat the Singapore team. She also won silver and bronze in the women’s doubles and mixed doubles respectively.

She followed her epic run in the 2018 Asian Games. She won a bronze medal in the mixed doubles with Sharath Kamal and reached the Round of 16 in the women’s singles where she lost to eventual gold medalist Wang Manyu. Batra also won the ITTF ‘Breakthrough Star’ award in 2018.

Manika Batra’s parents, coach and personal life

Manika Batra
Manika Batra

Manika was born to Girish and Sushma Batra on 15 June, 1995 in New Delhi. Her father was very supportive towards her career right from the very start. She was brought up in an environment of table tennis loved people as her elder brother, Sahil and elder sister, Anchal both played the sport.

She is currently not married and hasn’t revealed regarding her boyfriend, so it can be assumed that she is currently single. On the tour side, she split with her first coach, Sandeep Gupta in 2019 and is currently coached by the India’s table tennis’ coach.

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