Manika Batra accepts PM's 'fitness challenge'

Country's new table-tennis sensation Manika Batra accepted the fitness challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said she will share her fitness video soon.

"I happily accept the challenge and will be sharing my work-out video soon", Manika said, who is in Pune to compete in the Ultimate Table Tennis league.

"It is very important to stay fit for a longer and healthier life not only for us - sports persons but also for everyone," she added.

Manika created history in Gold Coast, single-handedly taking India to a maiden team gold before winning a singles gold, another first.

The 22-year-old beat world number four and triple Olympic medallist, Feng Tianwei of Singapore, twice in the tournament.

She also secured a women's doubles silver alongside Mouma Das and mixed doubles bronze with G. Sathiyan.

(Agencies)