Jashn e Youngistan 2018: Manika Batra gets Sportsperson of the year award

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 24: Table Tennis player Manika Batra gets  Sportsperson of the year award at Jashn e Youngistan 2018

Manika Batra is an award-winning sport star who has many feathers in her illustrious cap. India's star Table Tennis player Manika Batra is the first Indian woman to bag a commonwealth table tennis individual gold medal in CWG. On April 2018, she topped the rank of female table tennis player in India and ranked 58th in the world. The 23-year-old Arjuna Award winner has won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, besides the historic bronze medal in the Asian Games mixed team event. She is the only Indian woman player in the top 100.

In 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, Manika won three medals, two silvers and one bronze. In 2016 once again Manika won three medals at the South Asian Games.

In 2018 Commonwealth games, Manika Batra became 1st Indian woman to bag a commonwealth table tennis individual gold medal in CWG 2018 by beating Yu Mengyu of Singapore.