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India bags another gold; women’s team makes it against Singapore

Manika Batra was instrumental in India’s win

India’s women team paddlers scripted history on Sunday as they upset the defending champions Singapore to further claim first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

While this improves the medal tally of India, the win is also being seen as suitable reply to the women’s team semifinal defeat to Singapore in the 2014 Glasgow Games.

It was the team of Indian paddlers Manika Batra, Madhurika Patkar and Mouma Das who on Sunday won the final tie 3-1 against Singapore’s Tianwei Feng, Yihan Zhou and Mengyu Yu.

Manika Batra was instrumental in India’s win as she won both her individual matches against Tianwei Feng and Yihan Zhou.

Batra’s first win against Feng was particularly impressive given the strength of her opponent.

At one point of time, she was trailing 2-1 in the match before leveling the tie and eventually winning 3-2.

India stole the lead in the gold medal tie by taking the doubles match.

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