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Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran bag table tennis mixed bronze

Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran bag table tennis mixed bronze

Continuing her glorious run at the 21st Commonwealth Games, Manika Batra on Sunday grabbed her fourth medal after winning the bronze in the mixed doubles table tennis competition in company of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. Ho and Lyne had won the first two games 15-13, 11-7 before the Indian duo kept the contest alive by winning the third game 11-8.

MC Mary Kom's delightful smile on being confirmed as victor of the women's boxing 48kg gold in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast and her Northern Ireland rival Kristina O'Hara's warm hug for the much older and well-decorated champion added to the array of images that are embedded in the recesses of every fan of hers on Saturday.

Manika had also won gold in women's team event and she also won silver in woman's doubles with Mouma Das. They lost to Singapore's Tianwei and Mengyu Yu in straght games 11-5, 11-4 and 11-5.

"I am feeling really happy and very proud for my country", Manika said after her singles win.

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik had earlier claimed the bronze medal in the women's freestyle 62kg wrestling event. He defeated Canada's Alexander Moore 7-3 to take home the bronze medal.

This is India's 20th gold medal at the Games. It was a split 2-3 decision. By winning the gold against Yu today, Batra avenged her doubles gold medal match defeat against Singapore.

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This is the 22-year-old player's second gold at CWG 2018 and her third medal overall.

Chain Singh finished fifth in the standings.

Sharath turned out to be India's next best performer with three medals - one apiece of each metal. Similarly, the men and women's hockey teams will remain work in progress and have some distance to cover before they can challenge the world's top teams consistently.

Yet, the Saina vs Sindhu battle in the women's final will draw more eyeballs, given that theirs has always been a mouth-watering clash. The English pairing prevailed 11-5, 10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9.

So we have two Indian pairs playing for the bronze medal.

Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal had to settle to silver in the final of the women's doubles squash losing to New Zealand's Joelle King and Amanda Landers- Murphy.