India's top ranked TT player Manika Batra becomes new ASICS brand athlete

Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 (17:56 IST)
Jaipur:As more and more Indian female athletes break the glassceiling, has announced player as it's new face as she launched the brand's latest store in Jaipur.
The athlete who put the Indian flag on the map during the 2018 CommonwealthGames in Australia was delighted to be associated with ASICS.Speaking at the store, she said, "As a table tennis player, it is important to becomfortable on your feet and quick to respond to your opponent's strike. I havetested ASICS' footwear and found it to be the best match for my attacking game.
Their shoes keep me light on my feet, and the Gel technology gives me an addedadvantage in terms of bounce and agility."There has been a dynamic shift in women empowerment through sports and ASICS is proud to be associated with this movement.
"Manika Batra has made our country proud and I am extremely excited toannounce our partnership with her as she truly resonates with the brand ethosand is a symbol of female strength. We aim to encourage more and more womento get moving and achieve their highest potential through sports and fitness.''
Rajat Khurana, Managing Director - ASICS India Pvt. Ltd, said on the associationwith the sports player.As an endeavor to support more and more athletes in their pursuit for Olympicglory, ASICS, the leader in performance wear has made its mark in India with theempanelment of athletes across Cricket, Tennis, Wrestling, Athletics. It has nowblitzed through adding another feather to their illustrious cap with the addition ofthe rising star of Indian Table Tennis, the first in this sport.(UNI)