It seems to be a great year for India in terms of Games. Manika Batra, a tennis player from India on April 8, 2018 won a gold medal on the day 4 against her competitor Yihan Zhou residing from Singapore at common wealth games 2018, taking place at Oxenford Studios on the Gold Coast.
While India is celebrating its victory, it was an upsetting day for the rivalry, as since the advent of common wealth games inducted in 2002 Singapore had never lost in any of these games.
Obtaining a world rank of 58, Manika Batra scored the highest of her career by grabbing world no. 4 and brushing to the side, Yihan Zhou who got placed at rank no. 100 with 3-0. So, all we can just say that it was a sensational win for India over Singapore.
The things are yet not done, as the victory even stood tastier when this Singapore player had to return empty handed. Well, whatever it might be, India needs to feel proud, as this was the only second table tennis team that bagged gold medal for India. Earlier, in the year 2006, men team achieved the feat in Melbourne common wealth games.
While Manika Batra, an Indian tennis team player might be feeling proud of her historic win over Singapore player Yihan Zhou, the other 2 experienced players, Madhurika Patkar and Mouma Das didn’t leave themselves behind. Playing a supportive role bought it to the perfection by wining doubles 3-1 (11-7, 11-6, 8-11, and 11-7) against the Rivalry players Mengyu Yu and Zhou with 2-1 lead in the finals.
Just after when Manika Batra jolted India and everybody around the world with her stunning victory in opening singles against Feng by 3-2(11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, and 11-7), Mengyu came up in a defeated mode by equalizing her score with direct win over Patkar.
Thereafter what happened was just too tremendous, as Batra proved herself once again by failing Yihan who failed to understand her strokes. This had to push Singaporeans pack their bags as India completed the game with 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-7), thus celebrating one of the biggest victory of the common wealth games.