Tokyo Olympics: Manika Batra beats Margaryta Pesotska


GUWAHATI: Manika Batra on Sunday progressed to Round 3 of the women’s singles event after defeating Ukraine’s Margaryta Pesotska at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 1 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Batra defeated Margaryta Pesotska 4-3 in Round 2 of the women’s singles event on Sunday and as a result, she has progressed to Round 3. 

Ukraine’s Pesotska won Game 1 quite comprehensively, but 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.