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Manika wraps CWG with four medals in table tennis

Gold Coast: Manika Batra's sensational run at the Commonwealth Games culminated with a fourth medal in as many events while India emerged as the best table tennis nation with a record eight medals including three gold.
Batra teamed up with G Sathiyan to collect the mixed doubles bronze, beating compatriots Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das 11-6, 11-2, 11-4 to claim the honours in the play-off on Sunday.
This was Batra's fourth medal of the Games. She had earlier won a historic women's singles gold and was also a part of the top-finishing women's team. In women's doubles, she won a silver with Mouma Das.
Meanwhile, Kamal clinched his third medal of the Games by winning a bronze in men's singles beating Samuel Walker of England 4-1 (11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10).
He was part of the gold-winning men's team event and also clinched a silver in men's doubles with Sathiyan.
Overall, a 10-member Indian table tennis team secured eight medals (three gold, two silver and three bronze) medals in the Games, its best ever showing in the quadrennial event. India finished at the top of the rankings for the first time, leaving behind old rivals Singapore and England.
The performance more than made up for the disappointment in Glasgow four years ago.
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