The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has recommended Manika Batra, the country’s only quadruple medallist at the 21st Commonwealth Games, for the prestigious Arjuna Award. A TTFI official said that they sent her nomination today.
Batra created history in Gold Coast, single-handedly taking India to a maiden team gold before winning a singles gold, another first.
The 22-year-old Indian beat world number four and triple Olympic medallist, Feng Tianwei of Singapore, twice in the tournament. She also secured a women’s doubles silver alongside Mouma Das and mixed doubles bronze with G Sathiyan.
Batra’s next assignment is the World Team Championships in Sweden from April 29.