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North Zone National Ranking Table Tennis Tournament: Manika Batra claims women’s title


Manav Thakkar and Manika Batra emerged winners in men’s and women’s finals respectively during National Ranking Table Tennis Championships (North Zone) in Panchkula on Tuesday. (Express Photo)

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  Written by  Shradha Chauhan and Aman Kumar

THREE MONTHS ago, when 23-year-old Delhi lady Manika Batra scored a pulsating win over Mengyu Yu of Singapore in a women’s list tennis particular final, Batra became a first-ever Indian lady paddler to grasp a feat. Earlier in a games, Batra’s win over universe series 4 Tianwei feng of Singapore in a women’s group final had set adult Indian women’s team’s win over Singapore and a Delhi lady is raring to go for a arriving Asian Games.

“I have been practising underneath my manager Sandeep Gupta in Delhi and after participating in a National Ranking Tournament in Indore, we will be personification in Platinum Pro debate in Korea and Australia. After these dual tournaments, a Indian group will bear a training stay before a Asian Games and my concentration will be to urge my universe ranking before a Asian Games. Winning a particular bullion award after win over universe series 4 Tianwei Feng of Singapore in a semi-finals was a special feeling and it will supplement to my confidence. The fact that we also won a women’s group bullion award detached from women’s doubles china award will put us in improved figure forward of Asian Games. Asian Games will see tough foe as there are teams like China, Korea, Japan and Singapore though we will try to give my best,” pronounced Batra, who is now ranked 81 in universe rankings.

Batra was personification in her initial inhabitant ranking contest post a CWG success and claimed a women’s pretension in a North Zone National Ranking Table Tennis Tournament during Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex with a 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 8-11, 14-1 win over Kritwika Sinha Roy of Bengal on Tuesday. Batra had won a pretension win in North Zone National Ranking contest in Noida final year too. Roy had 3 compare points in a final though Batra fought her approach tough to emerge as a winner. The Delhi actor termed personification in inhabitant tournaments important.

When asked about saying a film formed on her life, Batra pronounced it is still early days in her career. “Winning during zonal and inhabitant tournaments is critical as good given a turn of foe in such tournaments is really good. Winning opposite players like Kritika, Sanya and Madhurika, all of whom are general players too adds to a momentum. The wins in Commonwealth Games did boost my certainty and we trust a competition has got some-more courtesy post a CWG success. we would like this to grow serve and hopefully some-more and some-more kids would opt for list tennis. More people will see a intensity of a competition and if some-more people uncover seductiveness in a game, it will be good for a players and competition itself. Regarding a biopic, of march we would like to see a film being made. But it is only a commencement of my career. we wish to be focused and my dream is to win an Olympic award for a country,” pronounced Batra, who had scored a win over Mengyu Yu of Singapore to explain a particular bullion in CWG,” pronounced Batra, who was also accompanied by her mom Sushma Batra.

Meanwhile, universe series 3 in U-18 category, Manav Thakkar of PSPB emerged as a champion in a men’s singles as good as girl category. In a men’s final, Thakkar scored a 11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-4 win over S Snehit of Telangana after he purebred a 11-7, 11-3, 11-3, 9-11, 11-6 win over Ronit Bhanja to explain a men’s girl title. The youngster too is a partial of a Indian group for Asian Games and sounded assured forward of a games. “It feels good to win both a titles. we mislaid in one of a categories final year though wining twin titles will supplement to my certainty forward of a Asian Games. Playing in Korea and Australia before a Asian games will also assistance my game,” pronounced Thakkar, who belongs to Surat.

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