Manika Batra Wiki, Bio & All Information
Manika Batra is one of the best female table tennis players in India. As of 2019, she was ranked among the top 100 in the world. Her exact standing as of January 2019 was 47th, this might have changed now. She has multiple gold medals under her name, her last win was Bronze Medal at 2018 Jakarta Palembang. Check Manika Batra’s Wiki, Biography, Height, Family Information, Age and more.
Manika Batra Bio
Manika Batra was born on 15th June 1995, she’s a professional table tennis player from Naraina Vihar, New Delhi. She had a liking of playing table tennis from a very small age, at the age 8 she won the under 8 state-level table tennis tournament. All thanks to the training she received from her coach named Sandeep Gupta. They’ve split now though.
Batra has turned down multiple modeling offers from various companies. Batra is the one you call beauty and brains, back when she was 16 she was offered a scholarship at the Karlsson Academy in Sweden which she declined. She continued her studies at Jesus and Mary College and dropped out a year after to continue concentrating full-time on table-tennis.
In 2011, Manika won the silver medal in the Chile Open Under 21. She also represented India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she finished as a quarterfinalist. In 2015, she won three medals at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships. In 2016, she won three gold medals in 2016 south Asian games.
She also led the Indian women’s table tennis team to a gold medal, by winning against four-time champions Singapore. This was a big thing since the team Singapore had never lost any Commonwealth Games since the program’s inception back in 2002.
Batra and her teammate Mouma Das won the Indian’s maiden silver medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games. She became the first woman ever win a commonwealth table tennis singles gold medal in CWG 2018 where she beat Yu Mengyu of Singapore.
She received the “The Breakthrough Star Award” by ITTF on December 12, 2018.
There’s no denying that an athlete has to maintain proper health and body physique at all times. Manika’s physique is 34-28-34, her height is 5 ft 11 in, and she weighs around 67 kilograms. For a game such as table tennis, fast reactions and intelligent thought out moves is the key to winning. With so many titles under her name, we can agree to the fact that she excels at these.
Family & Boyfriend
Manika Batra is the daughter of Girish Batra, her elder brother’s name is Sahil and elder sister’s name is Anchal. Both her brother and sister play this game and have supported their sister all the way. None of the details about her relationship are known as of now, either she keeps them a secret or there is no one.
- She was featured in the Femina Cover in July 2018
- Also featured in the Vogue Magazine November 2018 Edition.
- In 2018 she was also awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award by the president of India
That’s all we had on Manika Batra, the Indian table tennis superstar.