Manika Batra Age, Wiki, Biography, Height, Ranking, Family & More

Manika Batra ( Table Tennis ) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, State, Religion, Net Worth, Ranking, Awards, Coach, Medal, Tokyo Olympics & More

Manika Batra is a professional Indian table tennis player who is also an Indian swimmer. She is ranked 63rd in the world.

Real NameManika Batra
Nickname Manika
ProfessionIndian table tennis player
Date of Birth15 June 1995
Age (as in 2021)26 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Birth PlaceNaraina Vihar, Delhi, India
FamilyFather: Girish Batra
Mother: Not Known
Siblings: Anchal (sister), Sahil (brother)
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism
CastN/A
Home TownNaraina Vihar, Delhi, India

Birth & Early Life

Manika was born on 15th June 1995 in Delhi. She began playing table tennis at the age of four. Her sibling played table tennis and this influence her early playing career. In 2002, she won a state-level Under-8 tournament. She then decides to join Hans Raj Model School and train under Coach Sandeep Gupta. As a teenager, Batra received many modeling offers only to turn them down to focus on her sport. At the age of 16, age declined a scholarship to train at the Peter Karlsson Academy in Sweden.

Education & More

SchoolHans Raj Model School
CollegeNot known
QualificationNot known
AwardsRajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Career

In 2008, Manika represented India in an International tournament. In 2011, she bagged the silver medal in the Chile Open under 21 category. In 2015, she won the silver medal with Mouna Das in the women’s team event and women’s doubles event at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship. She also claimed the bronze medal for the women’s singles event at the same championship.

In 2016, Manika clinched 3 golds in the Women’s doubles event with Pooja Sahasrabudhe, mixed doubles with Anthony Amalraj, and in the women’s team event, accompanied by Mouma Das and Shamini Kumaresan. She also qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics but didn’t make it into the main draw. In 2018, she bagged the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

She became the first Indian woman to bag a commonwealth table tennis individual gold medal. She was also honored with the Arjuna award the same year. She also received “The Breakthrough Star Award” by ITTF that year. She also bagged the bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games. In 2020, she competed in the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers but lost to France’s Marie Migot and hence failing to secure for India a spot in the Women’s Team event. In the same year, she was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

International Debut5th September 2013
SportTable Tennis
Olympic MedalsGold: 0
Silver: 0
Bronze: 0
Other MedalGold: 6
Silver: 4
Bronze: 0
Best RecordN/A
Coach/MentorNot Known
Manika Batra with Mary Kom and others.

Personal Life & More

Her Zodiac sign is Gemini. Her net worth is estimated at $ 1 million.

Marital StatusUnmarried
Boyfriend Not Available
Net worth$1 M
SalaryNot Available

Physical Status & More

Height (approx.)180 cm
Weight (approx.)67kg
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
HobbiesSwiming

Some Important Facts About Manika Batra

  1. In 2020, Manika received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
  2. She was featured on the cover of July 2018 Femina and the 2018 edition of Vogue Magazine.
  3. Her hobbies include dancing and nail art.

Social Media Presence

FacebookManika Batra Facebook
TwitterNot available
InstagramManika Batra Instagram
WikipediaNot available

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