Bhubaneswar: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) released its World Ranking list yesterday, where the Indian table tennis star Manika Batra has become the first player from the country to break into the top 50.
The 23 yr old hailing from the National Capital-New Delhi has scored Rank 47.
Ecstatic with her achievement, Batra took to her official Twitter handle and wrote, “Delighted to be the first Indian woman to break into the top 50 of the @ittfworld rankings. Will continue to work harder than ever… Thank you everyone for your support.”
Batra’s compatriot and leading paddler G Sathiyan also moved up three spots to reach his career-best 28 position in the world rankings.
Sathiya too took to his social media to express his pleasure.
“Record Breaking Feat!!
Really happy to share that I became the first ever Indian Table tennis athlete to break into the World top 20’s with my career high WORLD RANKING of 28 in the latest @ittfworld WR list !! @ttfitweet @Ra_THORe @Media_SAI @GoSportsVoices @RamanS22905417, “he tweeted.