Manika Batra Bio: Manika Batra is one of the most promising female Table Tennis players in India, who gained fame by winning gold in the Commonwealth Games. Since then, she has never looked back and is one of India’s biggest medal contenders at the Olympics 2020.
Manika Batra shattered the last few barriers regarding Table Tennis, changing the game to make it accessible for everyone. She did this by proving that women were just as capable of playing the game.
Manika Batra achieved back-to-back gold and silver medals in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, followed by winning a team bronze medal at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang. She teamed up with Sharath Kamal in the event, ranked 47th in the Women’s World Table Tennis rankings. She is the youngest of three siblings and she has an older sister and a brother.
Manika first played Table Tennis after her older sister told her, she was introduced to the game by her elder sister and what we now call it was a love at first sight. Manika changed after she won a game in an Under-8 tournament and was advised to switch to Hans Raj Model School and train under Sandeep Gupta.
She left college after graduation to dedicate her whole time to her job as a Table Tennis player. She received offers for modeling in Delhi and Mumbai, but turned them down because she believed in pursuing what made her happy, which was playing Table Tennis. Batra refused to accept a scholarship from Peter Karlsson Academy in Sweden.
Manika Batra is openly private in personal life. She is often seen with her mother, Sushma Batra. Manika often spends time with her mom when on a break, going out for a movie or shopping with her mom.
The father of Manisha Batra, Girish Batra, suffers from a mental disorder but supports his daughter’s career by experiencing every match and appreciating her. There aren’t many rumors about her personal life and she’s entirely single-focused on her career.
Her favorite athletes are Sachin Tendulkar, Mouma Das, Neha Agarwal and Saina Nehwal.
At the age of 13, Batra made history as she became the youngest Indian to represent the country in a World Championship. She went on to win silver medals in Chile, and also with Ankita Das and Mouma Das won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship.
In the same year she won the bronze medal in Women’s singles at the Commonwealth Games, 2016. In 2016, she won 3 gold medals (woman’s double/double, mixed doubles and women’s team event).
In 2018, she won four medals at the Commonwealth Games: gold in the women’s team event, gold in the women’s singles event, silver in the women’s doubles and bronze in mixed doubles. On December 12th 2018, she was given the “The Breakthrough Star Award” by ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation).
Manika Batra’s height is 183 cm, and her weight is 143 lbs. Manika’s mentor was Sandeep Gupta.
Manika Batra: She won a silver medal in Chile Open under 21 category, she won a silver and bronze medal in the Women’s category along with Ankita Das and Mouma Das at the Commonwealth table tennis championships 2015, she won a bronze medal in women’s single event at the Commonwealth table tennis championships 2015.
She won a gold medal in the mixed doubles at the South Asian games, She won gold in women’s doubles at the South Asian games, She was a part of Indian table tennis team that won gold at the Commonwealth Games, and She is number one female table tennis player as of 2019.
With a net worth around 80-90 Lakhs, Manika Batra owns a 4 BHK apartment in Delhi, a Piaggio Vespa Scooter worth 1 Lakh, and the Honda City ZX worth 14 Lakhs. Pickle’s Top 10 reveals that Manika Batra is one of the top 10 most influential Indian bloggers.