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ITTF rankings: Manav Thakkar becomes World’s no. 1

ITTF rankings: Manav Thakkar becomes World’s no. 1


Young Indian paddler Manav Thakkar today became world no.1 in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings in the Under-21 men's singles category.

With this, Thakkar became the fourth Indian to achieve the feat after Harmeet Desai, G Sathiyan and Soumyajit Ghosh.

The 19-year-old Manav Thakkar achieved the top spot after clinching the Under-21 men's singles title at the ITTF Challenge Plus Benemax-Virgo North American Open in Markham, Canada in December last year.

Thakkar was also world no. 1 in the Under-18 category in February 2018.

He was part of the Indian men's team which won a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

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