Manika Batra appreciative of Indian support at CWG

Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Mouma Das

Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Mouma Das

Batra, who already scripted history by becoming the first Indian gold women to win gold in singles competition shined once last time on the final day of CWG.

On her overall Games experience, she added: "The experience was fantastic - I defeated the world number four twice and now Yu to win gold". Manika Batra, the 24-year-old table tennis player has won the gold medal in women's singles beating Mengyu Yu in straight sets 4-0.

They will now face Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford from England in the gold medal match on Saturday.

Indians are in line for three gold medals on the badminton courts in the Carrara Spots Arena. Dipika had to endure the disappointment of not winning the mixed doubles gold in partnership but in joining Saurav Ghoshal on the podium, she helped him overcome the pain of an early exit in singles. He had missed out on a medal in Glasgow.

Vinesh outclassed Canada's Jessica MacDonald 13-3 to win India's 23rd gold medal of the Games.

Manika Batra's multiple gold medal-winning feat made sure that she will be spoken of as the girl who inspired a whole generation of youngsters to take to the sport.

Hopefully, the men's team will do better in their bronze medal match against England. Scripting a nail-biting 3-2 finish against Singapore on April 9, the men's team decimated the 2014 bronze medallist Nigeria 3-0 to win their second men's team title. Saina will now take on the victor of PV Sindhu and Michelle Li in the final. Also, this was for the first time where both the men's and the women's team bagged top honour in table tennis event. She beat Singapore's Tianwei Feng 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11.

In the first semi-final, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das were beaten by Ning Gao and Yu Mengyu of Singapore 3-2. The top seeds lost to an English pair in the final.

Her partner Sathiyan, who hails from Chennai won his third medal after winning gold in the men's team event and silver in men's doubles with Sharath.

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