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Manav Thakkar became world no.1 in ITTF rankings:

Indian paddler Manav Thakkar topped the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings and became world number 1 in the Under-21 men`s singles category. Thakkar became the fourth Indian to achieve the rank after Harmeet Desai, G Sathiyan and Soumyajit Ghosh. He jumped nine places to etch his name in the history books.

The 19-year-old Thakkar achieved the rank after claiming the Under-21 men`s singles title at the ITTF Challenge Plus Benemax-Virgo North American Open in Markham, Canada in December 2019. Thakkar was also ranked world no. 1 in the Under-18 category in February 2018. He was also a part of the Indian men`s team which won a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. 

Other Indian Paddlers in the list:

♦ G.Sathiyan retained his 30th spot in the senior category. 

♦ Achanta Sharath Kamal has secured the 33rd position.

♦ Top woman paddler of India, Manika Batra was static at the 61st position.


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