Manav Thakkar

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On December 8, 2019, table tennis star Manav Thakkar became the first Indian since 2017 to secure the under-21 men’s singles title in an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Series. He defeated Martin Bentancor from Argentina with a score of 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 at the ITTF Challenge Plus Benemax- Virgo North American Open in Markham, Canada. Thakkar has now joined the ranks of Indians Harmeet Desai, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Soumyajit Ghosh who have won the ITTF World Tour U-21 men’s singles title.

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