Manika Batra (IN/LP OX)
by Government of Odisha - Sports and Youth Services Department, CC BY 4.0
A Commonwealth Games gold medallist, a two-time Olympian and winner of multiple other honours, Manika Batra is one of the true stars of Indian table tennis.
At Tokyo 2020, Manika Batra became the first women’s table tennis player from India to make it to the round of 32 in singles at an Olympics.
Manika Batra, though, first rose to fame at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia when she bagged four medals, two of them gold.
Before that, Manika Batra had won three gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games and made her Olympic debut at Rio 2016.
Whilst table tennis was her first love - she began playing with her siblings from an early age - the Delhi-born Manika Batra turned down modelling offers in her teens to concentrate on the sport.
|15 June 1995
|place of birth
|offensive play with lp on bh, inverted on fh and twiddling
|STAG Manika Batra MS 10
|Butterfly Tenergy 05 max
|Tibhar Grass D.TecS
|recent world ranking
WTTTC Busan 2024
WTT Star Contender Goa 2024
WTT Contender Doha 2024
WTT Star Contender Doha 2024