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Manika Batra did wonders even without a coach, hoped for a medal

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Sunday was a mixed success for India in the table tennis competition of Tokyo Olympics. Manika Batra made a comeback after falling behind in the first two games to reach the third round of women’s singles. There itself. In men’s singles, Gyanasekaran Sathiyan failed to capitalize on an early lead and lost to a lower-ranked player.

Manika Batra did wonders even without a coach, hoped for a medal
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World number 62 Manika defeated 20th seed Margaret Pesotska of Ukraine 4-3 (4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-) in a contest that lasted 57 minutes. 5, 11-7). She will face Sofia Polkanova of Austria in the third round on Monday.

Earlier, Sathiyan had once held a 3-1 lead against Lam Siu Hong of Hong Kong in the second round of men’s singles, but eventually lost the match 3-4.

Manika Batra did wonders even without a coach, hoped for a medal
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Lam, ranked 95 in the world rankings, defeated No. 38 Sathiyan 11-7, 7-11, 4-11, 5-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-6. Whenever Manika was lagging, she played long rallies despite the pressure and maintained excellent control of her shot.

Manika Batra Played without a coach

Manika came in this match  without her coach. His personal coach was not allowed to come in the stadium and this Indian player refused to take the services of national coach Soumyadeep Roy in protest.

Manika Batra did wonders even without a coach, hoped for a medal
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Earlier, Sathiyan could not show the game according to his experience and ranking. Sathiyan, playing his first Olympics, had a 2-0 record against Lam earlier. Achanta Sharath Kamal will face Portugal’s Tiago Apollonia in men’s singles second round on Monday and Sutirtha Mukherjee will face Portugal’s Hee Fu in women’s singles.

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