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2018 Commonwealth Games star Manika Batra recommended for Arjuna Award

Manika Batra created history in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast and has been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

other sports Updated: Apr 20, 2018 20:40 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Manika Batra created history in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast and has been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award. (AFP)

The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) today recommended Manika Batra, the country’s only quadruple medallist at the Commonwealth Games, for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

“We sent her nomination today. With such a strong performance in Gold Coast, it will be very difficult for the (government) committee to ignore her,” a TTFI official told PTI.

Batra created history in Gold Coast, single-handedly taking India to a maiden team gold before winning a singles gold, another first.

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The 22-year-old beat world number four and triple Olympic medallist, Feng Tianwei of Singapore, twice in the tournament.

She also secured a women’s doubles silver alongside Mouma Das and mixed doubles bronze with G Sathiyan.

Her next assignment is the World Team Championships in Sweden from April 29.

Harmeet Desai, who was part of the men’s team that won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, has also been recommended for the Arjuna Award.

First Published: Apr 20, 2018 17:06 IST