India’s table tennis player Manika Batra on Saturday refused the help of national coach during her debut match. Star table tennis player Manika Batra on Saturday sought the help of national coach Soumyadeep Roy in her first round match at the Tokyo Olympics. refused. Which caused controversy. Manika Batra’s personal coach was not allowed on the court, so she refused to take the help of the national coach.
World’s 62nd-ranked Manika won 4-0 over Britain’s Tin-Tin Ho, but during their match no one sat in the coach’s corner and it was widely discussed on social media.
Tokyo Olympics: Sanmay Paranjpe, personal coach of India’s Mirabai silver medalist in weightlifting Jitomanika Batra, was allowed to accompany her to Tokyo after a dispute, but was not allowed to stay with the national team in the sports village. They are staying at the hotel and are only allowed to be present for the training session.
The 26-year-old peddler wanted Paranjpe’s credentials to be upgraded so that he could be present on the court during his matches. However, team leader MP Singh said that Manika’s request was rejected by the organisers. MP Singh is a team leader as well as an advisor to TTFI.
Singh said that Manika had refused to be coached by the national coach after her personal coach was not allowed to appear on the court. I intervened in the matter but he also denied me that he would not take Roy’s advice during the match.
Roy was seen in court during a match between Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra in mixed doubles, claiming that the actress was drugged and made nude videos, then blackmailed. Roy was part of the team that won the gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and also played as a longtime partner with India’s veteran Sharath Kamal.
Manika is yet to comment on the matter. It is noteworthy that the Tokyo Olympics are being played during the Corona period, due to which many restrictions have been imposed. Support staff have also been asked to limit themselves to more athletes than usual in these Olympics.
The state including Ahmedabad received heavy rains after a long gap.