Manav Thakkar wins goldSeptember 26, 2017
India’s Manav Thakkar defeated Japanese Takeru Kashiwa 11-6, 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 in the final to win the junior boys’ gold in the 2017 Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament.
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.
Bronze for Selena
In the junior girls’ section, India’s S. Selena Deepthi had to satisfy herself with the bronze medal after she went down to 14-16, 11-3, 11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 9-11, 4-11 to Hong Kong’s Wong Chin Yau in the semifinals.
In the cadet boys’ final, Owen Cathcart defeated Jeho Himnakulhpuingheta 11-6, 12-10, 11-3 and the Indian had to be content with the silver.