Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast, April 4-15

Indian success no flash in the pan

Manika Batra of India celebrating after winning gold against Singapore in the Commonwealth Games women's team event final last Sunday. Her win over world No. 4 Feng Tianwei in the first match set the tone for the 3-1 win.
Manika Batra of India celebrating after winning gold against Singapore in the Commonwealth Games women's team event final last Sunday. Her win over world No. 4 Feng Tianwei in the first match set the tone for the 3-1 win.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Coach's organisation, overseas stints crucial to India's rise as they clinch double team titles

In 2010, Feng Tianwei and Co famously beat the sport's juggernaut China to win the World Team Table Tennis Championships in what was dubbed the "Miracle of Moscow".

Ironically, that tale was used to motivate the Indian team, before they stunned the Republic to win the Commonwealth Games women's team title last Sunday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Indian success no flash in the pan'. Print Edition | Subscribe