Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Manika Batra sails into next round, defeats Margaryta Pesotkovam in decider

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Manika Batra sails into next round, defeats Margaryta Pesotkovam in decider. The game comprised 7 sets
Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Manika Batra sails into next round, defeats Margaryta Pesotkovam in decider. The game comprised 7 sets

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Manika Batra sails into next round, defeats Margaryta Pesotkovam in the decider- After a promising start to Tokyo Olympics in the opening round, Manika Batra has sailed into the next round after winning a 56-minute battle comprising seven sets against 20th seed Margaryta Pesotkova of Ukraine. She will be aiming for a medal at Tokyo Games. She lost the opening game but came from behind to lead 3-2 before the match entered the decider as she clinched the match 4-3.

Ukraine’s Pesotska won Game 1 quite comprehensively and this put pressure on Manika pretty early on and she was left with all to do in the following games to progress further in the women’s singles event.

Pesotska displayed her class in the following Game, and she won it 11-4, and she needed just two more wins to progress to the next round.

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Batra staged a comeback in Games 3 and 4, bringing the match into an exciting position. The match went back and forth, and as a result, the match was evenly poised at 3-3 and it went into the decider.

The Indian dominated in the final game and against all odds and she progressed to Round 3.

Earlier on Sunday, India paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran bowed out of the men’s singles event after losing to Hong Kong’s Lam Siu Hang at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 4 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Earlier, India’s ace table tennis star Manika Batra cruised past Briitain’s Tin-Tin Ho for the next round in women’s singles event here at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 1 on Saturday. Manika wasted no time and won the match in four straight games 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 11-9 in exactly 30 minutes.

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Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Manika Batra sails into next round, defeats Margaryta Pesotkovam in the decider

Tokyo Olympics, Table Tennis LIVE score:

Manika Batra vs Margaryta Pesotkovam

Game 7

Manika Batra wins 4-3 after defeating her rival 11-7 in the decider.

Game 6

Manika Bartra wins game no. 6 in the evenly poised contest to take the match to a decider against Margaryta Pesotkovam. She won 11-5 to ensure her comeback in the crucial contest.

Game 5

Margaryta Pesotkovam has made a comeback to game 5 in round 2 of Table tennis singles. She won 11-8 to lead the contest 3-2. Can Batra fight back to win this game?

Game 4

Manika Batra wins 12-10 in close contest

Manika has fought back to take the match to Game 5 after bringing her A-game to the table against her competitor Margaryta Pesotkovam. Can she go on to win this game? Follow us to find out.

2-2

Game 3

Manika Batra fights back to win 11-7

Manika has brought India back into the contest after a Sathiyan lost the previous game. She has come back to reduce her deficit to 1-2 in the important clash.

1-2

Game 2

Margaryta Pesotkovam leads 2-0

Claims game 2 11-4

Game 1

1-0 to Margaryta Pesotkovam

Wins opening game 11-4

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Manika Batra sails into next round, defeats Margaryta Pesotkovam in the decider

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(with inputs from ANI)