India's highlights at the Commonwealth Games 2018

India's highlights at the Commonwealth Games 2018

India's highlights at the Commonwealth Games 2018

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.

On the final day of competition, India picked two bronze medals in table tennis - in mixed doubles and men's singles - Achanta Sharath Kamal claiming the singles third place by beating Samuel Walker of England 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10.

The Delhi-based paddler showed that her crucial victory against multiple Olympic medallist Feng in the team final was no fluke as she edged out the mighty Singaporean 4-3 (12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11) in the semifinals. She bagged four medals in all to become India's best performer at CWG 2018. In the fourth game, they lost 11-7 as they missed out on a medal.

Sumit continued India's impressive showing on the match as he outclassed Sinivie Boltic of Nigeria to clinch the gold medal in the men's freestyle 125kg Nordic event.

Besides guiding India to team gold, Batra had paired up with veteran Mouma Das to win the country's maiden women's doubles silver.

Her opponent in the final, Singapore's Yu Mengyu, who had won silver medals in the previous two editions was in fine form leading up to the final. He defeated Canada's Alexander Moore 7-3 to take home the bronze medal. Similarly, the men and women's hockey teams will remain work in progress and have some distance to cover before they can challenge the world's top teams consistently. "We would have been happier if we had been playing in a gold medal match because at least you both get a medal".

With best ever finish on CWG platform, table tennis will surely hold high hopes when India will head to Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics and Birmingham for the next Commonwealth Games.

Manika Batra reached women's singles final in table tennis.

Batra, the world number 58, first beat defending champion Feng Tianwei in a repeat of the result which helped India to the team title here last week.

Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal had to settle to silver in the final of the women's doubles squash losing to New Zealand's Joelle King and Amanda Landers- Murphy.

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