Manika Batra
Sports  /  Published 28.07.21

Federation talks tough on Manika Batra

Manika Batra’s refusal to allow national table tennis coach Soumyadeep Roy stay at her corner during the Tokyo Olympic Games has not gone down well with the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTF...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 27.07.21

Manika coach rues on-court absence

According to Paranjape, during the mixed doubles match on Saturday, which Sharath Kamal and Manika lost to the No. 3 seed pair from Taiwan, Soumyadeep was in the corner. “Royda was offering tip...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.07.21

Manika Batra crashes out, Kamal advances

India's leading player Sharath Kamal overcame a sluggish start to beat Portugal's Tiago Apolonia in the men's singles second round while the women challenge ended with Manika Batra and Sut...
By Our Bureau, PTI

Sports  /  Published 26.07.21

Mary Kom and Manika Batra keep hope burning

Manika, ranked 62, made a remarkable comeback after losing the first two games to prevail 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7 in a second-round match that lasted 57 minutes. She meets Austria&r...
By Agencies in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 25.07.21

Manika Batra rises to the occasion

India's table tennis star Manika Batra made a stunning comeback against world number 32 Margaryta Pesotska to reach the women's singles third round but G Sathiyan succumbed to the pressure on ...
By Our Bureau


Sports  /  Published 25.07.21

Net games hold out promise

Tennis hope Sumit Nagal became only the third Indian to win a men’s singles match at the Olympics and the first in 25 years, when he edged past Denis Istomin in a three-setter. He now faces a He...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta, Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 23.07.21

Posers over opening ceremony list

Indian archers begin their campaign with the rankings round on Friday. The biggest prospects are the husband-wife duo of Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari who would look to recreate the magic of the Paris ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 22.07.21

Quest for Gold: Mixed bag

Neeraj Chopra. That’s the name everyone is banking on to give India its first medal in the track and field event. But the 23-year-old javelin thrower has a mountain to climb in an event where a ...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 09.07.21

Manika Batra on her road to Olympics

You are now an icon for table tennis in India. Who were the icons for you? I think Cristiano Ronaldo and of course, Mary Kom in India. Their work ethic, style, non-diplomatic uprightness and pure hea...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Sports  /  Published 27.03.21

For Manika Batra, pressure is good

Perhaps it would have been easier for Manika Batra to rest on her laurels. For, in a country that is yet to step into the big league of table tennis, she has already accomplished much. But instead, it...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta


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