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Asian Cup 2022: President, PM Modi congratulates Manika Batra for winning historic bronze

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Manika Batra for scripting history by becoming the first Indian female paddler to win a bronze medal in Asia Cup saying her achievement will inspire the youth.

“Congratulations to Manika Batra for scripting sports history by becoming the first Indian woman table tennis player to win a medal in the Asian Cup. She defeated top-ranking players in the tournament. This win will inspire our youth, especially girls, to emulate her excellence,” tweeted Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the Indian paddler for the medal in Asia Cup.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “I congratulate Manika Batra for scripting history for Indian Table Tennis at the Asian Cup by winning a Bronze. Her success will inspire many athletes across India and will make Table Tennis even more popular.”

India’s star paddler Manika Batra scripted history as she became the first Indian female paddler to win a bronze medal at the 33rd edition of the ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup table tennis tournament being played in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Batra beat world number six and three-time Asian champion Hina Hayata by 4-2 winning the bronze medal. The Indian star defeated Hayata by 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 11-2.

“I’m happy to win the bronze medal in this Asian cup. This is a big victory for me, defeating top players and it was so wonderful playing and fighting against them. I’ll continue this hard work and will give my best for my future tournaments,” Batra said, as quoted by news agency ANI.

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