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CWG 2018: Manika Batra clinches gold in women's singles TT

CWG 2018: Manika Batra clinches gold in women's singles TT

Manika Batra has been phenomenal in the Gold Coast Games after she completed her third medal win in Women's Team, Women's Singles and Women's Doubles events.

Adding to what has so far been a brilliant day for India at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast with as much as 7 gold medals in a day, Manika Batra gave India its first TT gold of the day.

Manika outplayed Mengyu Yu of Singapore 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7) to clinch the gold medal.

Batra, who had led India to a historic triumph in team championship, could not do the same alongside Das on Friday. She had previously won a gold medal in the mixed team event while fell short with her partner Mouma Das in the final. Sumit Malik in the men's 125kg and Vinesh Phogat in the women's 50kg category won gold medals respectively.

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In the Bronze medal play-off, the Malaysian combine of Ying Ho and Karen Lyne got the better of India's Sutirtha Mukherjee and Pooja Sahasrabudhe 15-13, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7.

In the first semi-final, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das were beaten by Ning Gao and Yu Mengyu of Singapore 3-2. She overcame world number four and a three-time Olympic medallist, Tianwei Feng of Singapore 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11 in the semi-final round.

In badminton, Saina Nehwal hardly broke a sweat to clinch a 21-8, 21-13 win over Canada's Rachel Honderich, while P.V. Sindhu also notched up a comfortable 21-14, 21-17 win over another Canadian, Brittney Tam.

Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty and Satwik Rankireddy are in the final of the men's doubles badminton at the Commonwealth Games. Chopra hurled the javelin to a distance of 80.42 metres to take the second place in Group A of the qualification round.


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