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Commonwealth Games 2018: Table Tennis Women's Singles Semifinals, India's Manika Batra fighting for medal, Live Updates

In the final later on Saturday, Manika will take on another Singaporean Mengyu Yu, who defeated Canada's Mo Zhang 4-1 (11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5) in the other semi-final.

This is India's first ever gold in the women's singles event at the CWG.

At present, India's medal tally reads twenty-five gold, sixteen silver and eighteen bronze.

Gold Coast: A marauding Manika Batra created history by becoming the first Indian woman table tennis player to win a singles gold at the Commonwealth Games while Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan went down fighting in the men's doubles to settle for silver, here Saturday.

Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland and Amit of India compete in the Men's 46-49kg Quarterfinal Boxing on day six of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Oxenford Studios on April 10, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. In the first game I was down 1-6.

With this, Manika also became the first Indian woman to bag two gold medals in table tennis at Commonwealth Games. It was a split 2-3 decision. In the fourth game, they lost 11-7 as they missed out on a medal.

Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also enjoyed strong performances to advance to the semi-finals in both the doubles categories. Today's victory was the third in the series of historic wins for India in women's table tennis. She beat Singapore's Tianwei Feng 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11. After getting better of Mengyu Yu by 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7, she was in tears realizing that she had pulled off what was a distant dream so far for an Indian.

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