Manav Thakkar became the first indian to occupy top score with the point of 3,455 point on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standing the following conclusion of the tournament in Belgrade.
Seventeen years old boy of Rajkot, Gujarat who owned the top ranking of ITTF Junior Circuit. He is a right handed player who used shakehand grip and has a attracting style. Swedish ace Jan-Ove Waldner is the idol’s of Manav Thakkar and he is M.S Dhoni fan.
Manav Thakkar raised the bar yet again when he beat Japanese & nbsp Takeru Kashiwa 11-6, 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 in the final.
Not only did Manav claim the singles crown, but also emerged the most successful player of the tournament, having won the doubles gold and silver medals in the team event earlier.
Manav Vikash Thakkar lead over American Kanak Jha at No 2 (2,950 points), Argentina’s Francisco Sanchi (2,895 points), Frenchman Bastien Rembert (2,880 points) and Chinese Taipei’s Feng Yi-Hsin (2,706 points).
Manav Thakkar was previously placed at the No.5 positions and by winning this tournament he own top ranking in ITTF gave him the boost he needed after finishing runner-up at the 2017 Serbian Junior and Cadet Open
A boy from Gujarat ensured a place for himself in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be staged next February in Luxembourg.Manav Vikash Thakkar and Archana Girish Kamath are members of the “ITTF With the Future in Mind” programme and were present at a recent training camp in Slovenia but at the top of the list the names remain the same. Manav Vikash Thakkar, Sabina Surjan and Archana Girish Kamath played very and improved Indian Table Tennis ranking to comparing by other countries.
In India did not give much priority towards Table Tennis and now future of Indian Table Tennis is in the safe hands of youngsters like Manav Vikash Thakkar, Archana Girish Kamath and Sabina Surjan they got good ranking in ITTF world rankings